Amateurfilm Gerda Budischek, 1971

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Home Movie Day 2016

October 15, 2016
Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
(Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien)


With the advent of smaller film formats in the early 1920s, amateur filmmaking became established as an independent and widespread cultural practice. Films shot by private citizens are now seen as an important element of visual history: not just content-wise as historical documents but also due to their specific approach to the medium. With encroaching digitalization, these film formats – Super 8, 9.5mm, and 16mm – are disappearing from public consciousness. The projection devices are becoming obsolete, and the rolls of film are threatened by disintegration.
For this reason, the Film Museum and its partners are, for the seventh time, organizing an event to commemorate the International Home Movie Day. On October 15, we invite the public to bring their home movies, as well as "found" or inherited amateur footage, to be inspected by our experts and then projected. Starting at 11:00 am, films and projectors can be "checked in" at the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art.
The Vienna Home Movie Day is a joint project of the Film Museum, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, the Austrian Mediathek, the KdKÖ, the Viennese District Museums, the Vienna Library, the Filmkoop Wien, and the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art.

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