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Amateur media, home movies and i-Docs

See “Participatory new media and trauma ‘I’-documentaries” panel, i-Docs Conference, Bristol (UK), 22 March 2018.

Amateur films and ‘Main Street Movies’

Book launch: Main Street Movies: The History of Local Film in the United States, by Martin L. Johnson (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018)  ‘A book on itinerant filmmakers who made local motion pictures in the United States between 1910 and 1975. Several chapters discuss amateur film production.’

Registration open: British Women Amateur Filmmakers & Colour Films, BAFTSS Symposium

Registration is now open for the ‘British Women Amateur Filmmakers & Colour Films, BAFTSS Symposium’. To book, please use the link  here

Kodak new Super 8 Camera

See Kodak press release ‘Kodak Brings Functional Prototypes of new Super 8 Camera to CES

CFP Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, 2018

Of possible interest to those researching amateur films/media in relation to regional media, regional archives, and regional work. See CFP 19th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium.

Amateur Movie Making: The Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960

Amateur Movie Making: The Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960‘ – an anthology edited by Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon (Indiana University Press, 2017).

Home Movie Day, Jerusalem

Home Movie Day, Jerusalem, held by the Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israel Film Archive together with the DVD library ‘The Third Ear’, on 19 December 2017.

The 2017 Delta Film Award

‘Named in honour of the group of amateur film-makers whose efforts enlivened many a 1960s science fiction convention, the Delta Film Awards recognise significant achievement by low-budget directors.’ Registration forms for the 2018 edition available at Independent & Amateur Films.

Re-framing home movies

14 December 2017, ‘Re-framing home movies’ one-day event  (Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli, Torino). It will include:

  • Presentation of the Re-framing home movies project and screening of the final works by artists Alberto Diana, Sara Fgaier and Giulia Savorani
  • Presentation of the first results of the survey commissioned by ICAR (Istituto Centrale per gli Archivi / Italian Central Institute for Archives) on archives collecting and safeguarding the amateur film heritage in Italy, by ICAR director Stefano Vitali and project manager Karianne Fiorini
  • Presentation of the activities of the Center for Home Movies, the Home Movie Day, and the ongoing survey on home movies collections in American film archives, by Dwight Swanson
  • Screening of home movies in their original format, with commentaries by the amateur filmmakers and their families
  • Presentation of the private films of Shirley Clarke, recently restored and published on Blu-Ray by Milestone Films, and distributed in Italy by Reading Bloom

 

‘Lost Landscapes of New York’ by Rick Prelinger

See ‘Lost Landscapes of New York‘ by Rick Prelinger – a compilation of old film scenes that includes selections from over 80 collections of home movies made between 1924 and the late 1970s.

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