Home Movie Movie Day Celebrates 20 Years at the Archives Bazaar

Celebrate twenty years of HOME MOVIE DAY with an in-person open screening of amateur, regional and family filmmaking at the 2022 Archives Bazaar!


Saturday, October 22nd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library

USC University Park Campus

Friends Lecture Hall


Film drop-off and inspection begins at noon and we welcome submissions in 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and VHS. Participants may also register and submit their media for free digitization in advance of the event here:

Contact us: HomeMovieDayLA@gmail.com

“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

Long before phone cameras and social media, small-gauge film stock and videotape made it possible for families to document their lives at home and abroad. The many reels of amateur film shot around the world are now appreciated as primary documents of regional history,

resulting in “one of the largest and most significant bodies of moving-image work produced in the 20th century” (MoMA). They are also fun to watch, and for two decades Home Movie Day events all over the world have made it possible for individuals to share and reconnect with

their own family films, even if they may lack the know-how or equipment to view them.
After two years of excellent virtual events, we're excited to gather again for the 20th Annual Los Angeles Home Movie Day as part of the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries. Archivists from the Academy Film Archive, UCLA Film and Television Archive and USC Cinematic Arts will be conducting the event and providing expertise on how to better care for your films. It's proven to be a fun and educational afternoon of screenings, Home Movie Bingo and raffle prizes.

Participants can simply show up on Saturday, October 22nd with their films beginning an hour before screening time. Students from the UCLA IS Media Preservation Lab will also be providing free, limited film and video digitization services in advance of the event if submitted by Wednesday, October 5th. Accommodations will also be made for day-of participants who decide to leave their films for later digitization.

RSVP here! Submit your materials here!

Read the full press release.