Home Movies' Mission

The Italian Amateur Film Archive was born in 2002, with the mission to collect and preserve amateur and family film, an audiovisual heritage that is still hidden and largely inaccessible. The Archive was founded and is managed by the Home Movies Association, a research group involved since 2002 in promoting and organizing the study, storage and upgrading of amateur and family film.

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Home Movies - Italian Amateur Film Archive
via Sant'Isaia 18
40123 Bologna, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 051 3397243
Email: info@homemovies.it
Archivio Aperto

Archivio Aperto | XI 2018

XI Edition of Home Movies's annual event, dedicated to amateur cinema and family film (Bologna, October 28 - December 3 2018).

Vite filmate

Recorded lives

Interactive exploration of selected funds from the Home Movies archive, particularly representative of family stories and social contexts of the twentieth century. Project funded by the Direzione Generale degli Archivi.

Sguardi in Camera

Glances at Camera

Project of recovery and enhancement of the family and amateur film heritage of Ravenna (Italy).



Unusual visions of Bologna (Italy) from the archives of Home Movies. Itinerant tour on the city through family films (July, 2-31 2017).

The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic Collection (1907-1956 ca.)

Project of recovery and enhancement of the Vincenzo Neri's medical film and photographic collection. In collaboration with FENS - Federation of European Neuroscience Society.

Play The City RE

App on the evolution of the city of Reggio Emilia (Italy) through a selection of 120 clips from the inhabitants' archives.

Formato ridotto

Creative rewritings of amateur cinema, in collaboration with Ermanno Cavazzoni, Emidio Clementi, Enrico Brizzi, Wu Ming2, Ugo Cornia.