Home Movie Day 2013 Was the Largest Yet

[This blog post comes from Kim Andersen, Audio Visual Materials Archivist.]

The State Archives hosted a very successful Home Movie Day on October 19, 2013, with over 200 participants and enthusiastic support for doing another Home Movie Day during the first half of 2014 due to overwhelming turn-out at this event.  The October 19th Home Movie Day was the largest Home Movie Day we have ever had in Raleigh, AND it is the biggest one ever held in the country as far as early reporting shows.

At Home Movie Day 2013, a couple view a 1960s wedding scene.

At Home Movie Day 2013, a couple view a 1960s wedding scene.

One of the photos accompanying this blog post shows a couple in the foreground from the back viewing a 1960’s wedding scene.  That couple is watching this footage of their own wedding day for the first time ever!  That’s the kind of thing that makes Home Movie Day so special!

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide.  These events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn.  It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.  For more information on Home Movie Day, please see http://www.homemovieday.com/ and contact Kim Andersen, Audio Visual Materials Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina, kim.andersen@ncdcr.gov, (919) 807-7311, with any questions!

Photo shows a large crowd at Home Movie Day 2013, the most successful yet.

Home Movie Day 2013 was the most successful yet.