International Home Movie Day

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International Home Movie Day
Saturday 17 October 2009

From holidays at the beach to backyard sports, home movies are an intimate and essential record of our past.

Join ACMI and the National Film and Sound Archive in celebrating International Home Movie Day with a special program of events and workshops, from expert advice on preserving old footage, to creating works of art from your treasured moments.

The art of preserving home movies
1.30pm > Studio 1

In association with the National Film and Sound Archive, join a panel of film specialists and enthusiasts as they share methods for preserving, archiving, digitising and sharing home movies.

Places limited, bookings not required. Tickets available from ACMI Tickets & Information Desk on the day.

What's hiding in your old home movies?
3pm > Studio 1

Share your old home movies and celebrate the historic, and often funny, world of amateur filmmaking in this open screening. Come and delight in the joys of the home movie or if you have a home movie you'd like to show please email us your details, the format of your movie (VHS, Super 8, DVD etc) and a brief synopsis to ensure we can get your home movie up on the big screen. This session also includes highlights from the National Film and Sound Archive Home Movie Collection.

Contact to register your home movie. To join the audience, tickets are available from ACMI Tickets & Information Desk on the day.

Making art out of your home movies
11am, 1.30pm, 3pm > Studio 2
Materials cost $20

Discover how to use modern digital techniques to turn your home movies into beautiful works of art using the traditional animation technique of rotoscoping. Through this simple technique you will produce your own work on paper that you can hang on your walls.

Places limited, bookings essential. Email or call 03 8663 2583 for registration.

Find out more about the National Film and Sound Archive's Home Movie Project here

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