Archive Montreal


Home Movie Day
Montréal 2016

October 22, 2016, 14h – 00h at la Cinémathèque québecoise, 335 Boul de Maisonneuve E.

Saturday, October 22, the Cinémathèque québécoise hosts the third edition of Home Movie Day. Created by the Center for Home Movies, this annual event celebrates the popular heritage provided to us by the amateur filmmakers of the 20th century and the present day. The public is invited to bring out their own home movies, which can be inspected during the event or projected in the evening. Home movie film screenings will begin at 7 p.m. The event ends with a projection of amateur footage of concerts accompanied by live music by Eric Craven, Nick Kuepfer and Elizabeth Millar, organized in collaboration with the magazine Hors Champ, and including concert footage from the bands American Devices, D-Vices, Corpusse, The Sidetrack, The Heart, The Electric Vomit, The Grateful Dead et The Jefferson Airplane. En présence de Rick Trembles.

Home movie workshop: consultation and viewing

Bar-salon, 14h-17h
Free, registration required

The public is invited to bring out their own home movies to be inspected by the film restoration experts on hand. They’ll evaluate the condition, view them and answer questions about digital transfer possibilities and proper care and storage. Also on the program: a superb exhibit of projectors and small-format film cameras from the François Lemai collection.

To participate :

Please contact us at before October 19 to register. Email us the following information:

What you know about the films (subjects / locations), number of reels, etc. The accepted film formats are: 8mm, Super8, 16mm, VHS, Beta and Hi8. However, feel free to contact us if you’re not able to identify the format. We will do our best to find a way to project your movies.

The viewing of your movies can be done privately or in public, it’s your choice.

Registrants will be informed of the preferred time to arrive with their films by email before the event.

Projection, “Discoveries”
Bar-salon, 19h, Free admission

Invited guests will present selected family films, whether their own or their found films. The films will span the last century and bear witness to the diversity of production styles of amateur filmmakers.

Ciné-concert :
Elizabeth Millar, Nick Kuepfer, Eric Craven

Main theatre, 21h, $10/9

The day will end in style with projections of home movies featuring silent footage of concerts and performances accompanied by live musicians.

This third edition of Home Movie Day Montréal is presented in collaboration with the Cinémathèque québécoise, ARCMTL (Archive Montreal), Hors Champ, Les Productions de la Ruelle, Vidéomédia, the Center for Home Movies, the Centre d’histoire de Montréal, AMIA-McGill, Panorama-cinémaand the Canadian Educational, Sponsored, and Industrial Film Project..