This project was developed to learn more about the world of amateur cinema. It assembles information about amateur films, filmmakers and clubs to help:
Films included in the database are winners of amateur movie contests or works that have been identified as significant by archives and historians.
The database draws on materials from a variety of digitized, print, and archival sources, especially the Media History Digital Library and the Internet Archive.
The database is structured according to PBCore metadata standards.
Call for contributors: if you have information about a film in the database or would like to contribute to the project contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary
Karan Sheldon, Northeast Historic Film
Dan Streible, New York University
Dwight Swanson, Centre for Home Movies
Nancy Watrous, Chicago Film Archives
Clara Sanchez-Dehesa, Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Dennis J. Duffy, BC Archives, Royal BC Museum [retired]
Molly Rose Steed, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Sheena Manabat, MA student, Communication and Media Studies, University of Calgary
Andrew Watts, BA student, Film Studies, University of Calgary
Lucas Anderson, BA student, Film Studies, University of Calgary
Berenice Cancino, MA student, Languages, Literatures and Culture, University of Calgary
Isabel Lara, PhD student, Spanish, University of Calgary
Jason Reid (Arts IT); John Brosz (Data Visualization lab)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Chicago Film Archives, Northeast Historic Film