HOME MOVIE DAY
New ways of connecting was the overarching theme for Home Movie Day 2020, bringing people together in virtual space to celebrate amateur films and filmmaking. We’re continuing to host online events in 2021, while also looking forward to the return of in-person gatherings. You can browse events from the map or list below (use the map-pin icon to customize your view) and click for details and links to film screenings, workshops, and interactive community events happening throughout the year. Most events are online, so you can drop in on a Home Movie Day anywhere in the world. If you’d like to find out how to view and share your own home movies, get in touch with your local HMD event host and explore some of the resources on this site.
If you are interested in hosting a Home Movie Day event, welcome! Get started by reading our How-to Home Movie Day 2020, where you’ll find instructions and a link for submitting your event. All of the great HMD resources from years past are still available in the About Home Movie Day section. And if you need more help or aren’t sure where to start, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to support you and help you share your home movies!
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Virtual Moving History – Home Movie Day 2020 – Program 1: Travel
October 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
To celebrate Home Movie Month and National Archives Month, MIPoPS is dedicating October’s Virtual Moving History screenings with Northwest Film Forum to presenting home movies from local archives (and the basements of MIPoPS staff!). The overarching theme of Home Movie Day 2020, New Ways of Connecting, speaks to our need to bring people together to celebrate amateur filmmaking, if only in virtual space.
On Home Movie Day, we recognize and celebrate the value of each person’s ability to record and tell their own histories. We laugh at the surreal, existential delight of seeing ourselves bathed in a sink as babies; we cry hearing the voices of loved ones who have passed. Our stories come to life again on the screen. This month is an opportunity to watch, talk about, and take care of home movies!
The program on October 11 will be a livestream introduced by Hannah Palin (Film Curator at Special Collections, University of Washington ), themed around TRAVEL: clips will include circus footage from an Idahoan optometrist, squirming bear cubs that are way too people-friendly, and occasional gorgeous, hand-inked title cards.
** Read the full program of featured film clips and watch the stream at showtime, either on NWFF’s site ( bit.ly/mipops2020hmd ) or Facebook ( facebook.com/nwfilmforum/videos ) No payment or password is necessary to view Moving History programs. Donations to NWFF and/or MIPoPS are optional but appreciated! If you’d like to chat with MIPoPS archivists during the program, watch on NWFF’s Facebook Videos page.