Hosted by UCF Film, the History Dept., the UCF Library, and the Cultural Heritage Alliance. Come show and share all those old movies hiding in tins. Bring your 8MM, Super 8 and 16 MM movies to be cleaned, repaired, and shown. Event is free and open to the public. Saturday, October 18, 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. (films should be brought for inspection and cleaning at 11:00; screenings will begin as films are cleaned). Experts share tips on film-to-video transfer, and opportunities for archiving. UCF Center for Emerging Media, 500 W. Livingston Street, Orlando 32801 (next to the Marriott, across from the Bob Carr Theater). For more info call UCF Film 407-823-2845 or visit http://www.homemovieday.com/.
Home Movie Day was initiated by The Center for Home Moives and is celebrated in over fifty cities worldwide. The Center for Home Movies is a registered not-for profit organization supported through grants and donations. CHM’s primary mission is to promote, preserve and educate the public about amateur films.
Check out this PSA for Home Movie Day:
"Saving our film heritage should not be limited only to commercially produced films. Home movies do not just capture the important private moments of our family's lives, but they are historical and cultural documents as well. Consider Abraham Zapruder's 8mm film that recorded the assassination of President Kennedy or Nickolas Muray's famously vibrant color footage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera shot with his 16mm camera. Imagine how different our view of history would be without these precious films. Home Movie Day is a celebration of these films and the people who shot them. I urge anyone with an interest in learning more about how to care for and preserve their own personal memories to join in the festivities being offered in their community..."