Friday, September 24, 2010

Film and History Mashup in Seattle

From our friends at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) comes this announcement:
MOHAI is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 History Is _____ film competition. We invite you to tell us what history means to you in a short film of 5 minutes or less. Filmmakers of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate. Entries will be accepted January 2011 through April 1, 2011. Judges include representatives from SIFF, Northwest Film Forum, 911 media, Washington Film Works, and the Office of Film +Music.  Winning entries will be screened at a Red Carpet Gala hosted by MOHAI in May 2011. For more info, visit:


“Having used home movies from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections in my own projects, I’ve seen the power of the moving image to help tell some of America’s most important and compelling stories. I would urge all of those in the Seattle area and around the country to go their local Home Movie Day celebration. This is a day for us to come together as a nation and watch how we’ve lived through every day of our shared history.” Ken Burns

Saturday, September 18, 2010

2010 Seattle Home Movie Day

Saturday October 16, 2010
Noon-4:30 pm
This year we will again be celebrating home movies on film - 16mm, 8mm, and Super8. 
Join us for an afternoon of interesting discussion and film.

Film Preservation Clinic
12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Have a some film sitting in a shoe-box and you don't know what to do with it? Maybe you don't have a projector or viewer to even see what is on the mystery reels. Bring them to our film preservation clinic to learn how to care for your films and take a look at them on one of our projectors or viewers. We will have both projectors and viewers setup to informally show 16mm, 8mm and Super8 film.
On hand to help answer questions on film care will be Hanah Palin, Film Archivist, University of Washington and Phil Borgnes, film collector and producer.

"Recovered Memories - Recent Adoptions"
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Watch a screening of home movies recently acquired by the UW Film Archive
and collector Phil Borgnes.  See what's new in the archives' home
movie collection! Curator Hannah Palin presents an intriguing and
amusing selection of footage from home movies recently added to the
Also a regular feature of Home Movie Day in Seattle is a screening of
highlights from Borgnes' efforts to collect and preserve amateur films
that record Washington and NW history.

Of special interest will be a selection of orphaned home movies in color-saturated Kodachrome. 

"Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome Away"
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Participate in making a short film using some of the last remaining stocks of Kodachrome. This is the very last year to get Kodachrome movie film processed and Borgnes has 3 reels of 8mm film to use before it is too late.