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Thursday, April 15 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Developing National and International Home Movies Networks

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Home movies are among the most intimate of films and have traditionally been collected primarily by municipal or regional archives as examples of documentation of local life. In recent years, however, both in-person and online events and projects have allowed for broader considerations of the films, especially during the past year when archives have been regularly sharing their programs with audiences around the world. This panel, which is targeted at archives that hold amateur collections, is the first attempt to pull together organizations that manage home movie and amateur film networking projects on national and international levels. The panel will focus on the possibilities and needs of broader international coordination of home movie organizations and networks, and each panelist will present its networking activities and strategies, as well as the results of their most recent activities, in order to foster a discussion on shared goals.

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Dwight Swanson

Archivist, Independent
Dwight Swanson has worked as an archivist for American film and video collections in Alaska, Maine, Kentucky, and Washington, DC. He has lectured and written extensively on home movies and amateur film history and has organized conferences on amateur, nontheatrical, and medical films... Read More →
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Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Amateur Cinema Studies Network
Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes is a visual anthropologist with expertise in the study of the British Empire, amateur and new media, gender, migration, memory, and cultural studies. Based at the University of Cambridge, she is Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, a... Read More →
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Karianne Fiorini

Re-Framing Home Movies
Karianne Fiorini is an independent film archivist and curator. Since 2003, she has run different home movie projects and has been a frequent contributor to international meetings and symposia. She is among the founders of the first Italian Home Movie Archive, in Bologna, where she... Read More →
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Lorena Escala Vignolo

AMIA Fellow
Lorena Escala Vignolo graduated with a BA in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Lima and holds a Master's Degree in Film Preservation from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián, Spain. She has been working on an investigation on small gauge film in Peru, and... Read More →
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Gianmarco Torri

Gianmarco Torri is an independent film curator. His focus are diary film and autobiographical cinema, found footage, amateur cinema and the creative re-use of home movies, essay film, low-budget/self-produced documentary. In 2003 he was among the founders of the first Italian home... Read More →

Thursday April 15, 2021 11:15am - 12:05pm PDT
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