The Cinema Museum, London

Home Movie Day 2024

Sun 20 Oct 2024 @ 10:30 · Events

Home Movie Day - poster

Don’t throw your films away; bring them to Home Movie Day!

“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

Home Movie Day - checking 8mm filmThis year sees the 21st anniversary of Home Movie Day and we’ll be celebrating in true archive film style! This event is free, open to the public, and promises a day filled with nostalgia, education, and camaraderie.

Film archivists will take time out of the vaults to help the public enjoy and save their home movies. Home Movie Day shows how home movies on 8mm, Super8, 9.5mm and 16mm offer a unique view of past life in London and of family history.

It’s a family-friendly event, and everyone is welcome to attend. But remember, you don’t need to bring a film to participate fully in the day’s activities!

Join us on October 20, 2024, from 10.30 to 16.00 for an unforgettable experience. Entry is absolutely free, and to make the day even sweeter, tea and cake will be available for all attendees.