Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that is held annually in Grand Rapids on October 18th. The Grand Rapids screenings take place concurrently with those held at many other local venues worldwide. Home Movie Day 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. The first Grand Rapids observation of Home Movie Day occurred in 2008, the sixth year of Home Movie Day. For more information about Home Movie Day (international) visit the official website.

Also, check out the following informational video:

2008 Screening Information

Home Movie Day - West Michigan
Saturday, October 18th, 2008
Film drop-off and inspection: Beginning at 1pm
Screenings: 1:30 - 4:30
Koning Microcinema, inside Wealthy Theatre
Free and open to all! Film to video transfer available for films about Grand Rapids!

The first Grand Rapids Home Movie Day will take place on October 18th, 2008 at the [[venue::Koning Micro Cinema]] inside the historic Wealthy Theatre at 1130 Wealthy, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 in the [[located_in::Baxter]] Neighborhood (42.955524, -85.640789Latitude: 42°57′19.886″N
Longitude: 85°38′26.84″W
). The program runs from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, with doors opening at 1:00pm. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to offset the cost of renting the theatre.

Submit your films

Dig those old home movies out of your attics and basements and bring them down to share with your West Michigan neighbors. We accept Super 8, 8mm, and 16mm film (no video!). Share your movies and discuss preservation. Find out about getting your films transferred to video or shared here on viget.org.

If interested in submitting your 8mm, super 8mm, or 16mm home movies for inspection in advance, or for other questions regarding the event, contact Jennifer, or call 616-331-8072.




An interview with HMD Grand Rapids co-coordinator Jennifer Proctor with Scott Vanderwerf on WGVU's Midday West Michigan from October 16, 2008:

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