Daily archives: October 12, 2010

International home movie day – 16th of October 2010

Screen Your Home Movies in Public

Your old home movies are probably a lot more interesting than you remember!

The BBC’s recent TV series The Great British Home Movie Roadshow blew the dust off a treasure trove of amateur film reels found in the nation’s lofts, garages and garden sheds. Hot on its heels, the Cambridge Super 8 Group in association with Cambridge Folk Museum are hosting a Home Movie Day to celebrate the region’s amateur films and filmmaking.

The event is free and open to the public and experts will be on hand to evaluate films brought in by the public and offer advice on how to convert old cine reels to digital format. You will also have a chance to show your own films to a public audience. The Cambridge Super 8 Group will also screen films from their own archive, showing scenes of Cambridge life from the 1950s to the 1970s.

If you have home movies on film (Super 8 or 8mm) that you’ve never seen, or haven’t watched since you inherited them from your grandparents then… Don’t let your old films decay – bring them to Home Movie Day!

The Cambridge Super 8 Group would also like to receive any unwanted films for archiving and recycling.

When: 1:30pm to 5pm – Saturday 16th October 2010

Where: Cambridge Folk Museum, 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Admission: FREE


Contact : memories@cambridge-super8.org

Get the flyer.

“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… 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…”

Martin Scorsese