Home Movie Day FAQs Part I

What types of film will you accept?

We’ll have 16mm, Super8, and 8mm projectors at the event.  Other gauges (9.5mm, 35mm, etc.) may be accepted into the archive, but cannot be projected that day.  We do not accept VHS, DVD, Hi8, or any other video format.

Will you project everything I bring?

Assuming the film you bring us is healthy enough to be safely projected, we can guarantee to show at least one reel.  Depending on attendance and format demands, we may be able to show more.  The earlier you arrive, the higher your chances of getting more reels screened.

What would prevent you from showing my film?

Film that is found to have mold, shrinkage issues, acetate decay, etc., cannot be safely projected without a significant amount of time and effort.  While unhealthy film may still be accepted into the UCF Home Movie Archive, it cannot be shown on Home Movie Day without putting it, our equipment, and other films at risk.  In addition, film found to be containing questionable content (nudity, excessive violence, etc.) may be denied projection but still be accepted into the Archive.

What if I don’t have any film to bring?

We need audience members, too!  With three screens and five projectors, there’s always something to see.


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