Don’t Throw Your Films Away – Bring Them To Home Movie Day! – with Dwight Swanson
dwide celebration every October!
What Is Home Movie Day?
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide.
Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn
how best to care for them.
Dwight Swanson is a founding board member of the Center for Home Movies and a co-creator of Home Movie Day. He resides in Baltimore.
He has a B.A. in history from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. His initial training was in photographic history and museum studies. Since graduating from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House he has served as the archivist for regional film and video collections at the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, Northeast Historic Film and Appalshop, as well as working on projects at the Human Studies Film Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He is a specialist i
n amateur film and regional film production and has lectured and written extensively on home movies and amateur film. He was a producer of the Center for Home Movies’ DVD, Living Room Cinema: Films from Home Movie Day, and the 35mm amateur film compilation film Amateur Night. He was the main organizer of the 2010 Home Movie Digitization and Access Summit meeting at the Library of Congress and was the co-curator of the Medical Film Symposium.