The Campus Theatre is thrilled to bring Virtual Home Movie Day
to the greater Lewisburg Community
on Saturday, October 24th!
Location: Online from the comfort of your own home via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or Twitch!
Deadline to submit a film: October 17th
Join us in the celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at theaters 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 the importance of these films and how to preserve them for future generations to enjoy!
How Can You Help Make This Year A Success?
If you have footage of historic Lewisburg or a family event or a film you made that you'd love for people to see now is your chance to have it broadcast online via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitch!
While we cannot guarantee all footage will make it to broadcast, this is a great opportunity to turn your home into an archeological excavation site, dig through your closets, call Grandma, discover and preserve your family’s home movies! Choose up to 10 minutes of your home movies on film (that’s roughly 3 (three), 50ft reels of 8mm film) or video tape. We can accept films in the following formats:
With video tape, please specify if there’s a specific scene you want us to capture. Unfortunately, you will not be able to queue up the video tape at our studio.
As a BONUS, you’ll later get a free digital transfer (downloadable file e-mailed to you) of the home movie that you shared with us on the screen.
To Submit a film:
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to drop off your film, please email us at Andy@campustheatre.org.
We will be accepting home movies through October 17th
What People Say About Home Movie Day
“There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you’ve got one, whip it out and show it now." - John Waters
“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. Consider Abraham Zapruder’s 8mm film that recorded the assassination of President Kennedy or Nickolas Muray’s famously vibrant color footage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera shot with his 16mm camera. Imagine how different our view of history would be without these precious films. 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 is the perfect opportunity for people to connect with our past and to move the conversation about preserving our cultural heritage into the future.” - Ken Burns