UNCW Department of Film Studies Sponsors ‘Home Movie Day’

Monday, October 07, 2013

Wilmington, N.C. (October 7, 2013) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s nationally recognized Department of Film Studies is participating in Home Movie Day on Oct. 19, the University announced today. Created in 2002, Home Movie Day began as a way to preserve and honor films shot on 8mm, 16mm and super-8 film formats. This annual celebration has grown into an international phenomenon and this year will be the first time Wilmington residents have an opportunity to participate.

Open to all, the afternoon (1-4 pm) event sponsored by Film Studies provides a venue for local filmmakers and community members to showcase home videos. Attendees will also learn how to care for their films and the importance home movies have on capturing personal history.

“If you happen to have old home movies that you haven’t viewed in years, this is the time to dust off the cobwebs,” says Juan Carlos Kase, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at UNCW. “People generally assume their private home movies are of little interest to other people, but in fact they are priceless documents of history, local culture, and the changing technologies of home entertainment.”

Home Movie Day is free and open to the public. Attendees that would like to screen their films are encouraged to arrive at noon so volunteers may preview, clean and prepare them for projection. Film formats being accepted are 8mm, super-8, and 16mm and will be shown on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the day beginning at 1:00 pm.

Home Movie Day will take place in UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium. Free parking is available in lot E, which is adjacent to King Hall.

For more, contact Juan Carlos Kase at 910-962-2507.  For more information about National Home Movie Day, see www.homemovieday.com. To learn about all of UNCW’s arts and cultural events, visit UNCW happenings.