October 12th 2016

The Cinémathèque québécoise will Host the 3rd Edition of Home Movie Day

The Cinémathèque québécoise is proud to announce that it will be hosting Montreal’s third edition of Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 22. This annual event, organized by the Center for Home Movies, aims to showcase the exceptional cultural contribution of amateur filmmakers from yesterday and today. For the occasion, members of the public are invited to bring in their home movies for inspection and projection. A screening of films selected by organizers and a cine-concert will follow later in the evening.

Film inspection and projection
Bar Salon, 2 to 5 p.m.
Free admission, registration required

Members of the public are invited to bring their home movies to be inspected and projected by event staff, who will offer recommendations for digital transfer services. Films in the following formats will be accepted: 8mm, Super8, 16mm, VHS, Beta and Hi8. At the same time, there will be a fascinating exhibition of François Lemai’s collection of small-gauge cameras and projectors.

Registration is required for the inspection workshop. Participants may contact event organizers until October 19to register: homemoviedaymtl@gmail.com

“Rare Gems” screening
Bar Salon, 7 p.m.
Free admission

At 7 p.m., invited guests will each screen a home movie selected from their personal collections. Films will span the last century, revealing the striking diversity of amateur filmmaking.

Main screening room, 9 p.m.
Regular admission: $10 / Seniors and students: $9

To top off the day, home movies and amateur films will be screened to the sounds of a live band at 9 p.m. Organized in collaboration with Archive Montreal, this cine-concert will give the audience a chance to discover, or rediscover, the breadth of creative and cultural expression revealed through the amateur filmmaker’s lens.

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

The Cinémathèque québécoise is Montreal’s museum of moving images. Its mission is to acquire, document and preserve Quebec’s film, television and audiovisual heritage, as well as international animation; to collect significant works of Canadian and world cinema; and to make these materials available for cultural and educational purposes.


Catherine Vien-Labeaume, Head of Communications and Marketing for the Cinémathèque québécoise cvienlabeaume@cinematheque.qc.ca | 514-842-9768 ext. 225