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Home Movie Day 2023: 100 years of 16mm

Home Movie Day 2023: 100 jaar 16mm

Home Movie Day 2023: 100 years of 16mm

A special programme during Home Movie Day 2023 marking one hundred years of the 16mm film format, with analogue screenings of films commissioned from students at the Film Academy. Free entrance.

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The invention of non-flammable film for the amateur market and the arrival of the small, easy-to-use 16mm camera in 1923 was a tipping point in film history. This quickly became the consumer format of choice. The ease of production and projection offered by this format made it particularly popular for educational purposes, government use, front-line reporting, with artist-filmmakers and for distribution and screening.

To mark one hundred years of the 16mm film format, today we have a special programme of analogue screenings of specially commissioned films by Film Academy students. Supervised by Wim van der Aar, film director and collector of amateur films, they reflect in their work on various genre films from Eye’s 16mm collection. Introduced by Mike van Rossum (Film Academy) and Rommy Albers (curator, Eye).

Home Movie Day in Eye Filmmuseum is our international homage to the amateur filmmaker, organised around the same date annually since 2002. During this free-admission edition, we celebrate 110 years of amateur filmmaking. In 1923 – exactly one hundred years ago – the first successful film cameras with which amateurs could make films were launched: the Ciné-Kodak 16mm and the Pathé Baby 9.5mm.

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