Italy’s Amateur Film Archive

Home Movies with Eppela started a crowdfunding project to create an innovative and multidisciplinary system for free online access to home movies and amateur cinema.
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The Italy’s Amateur Film Archive was born over ten years ago with the mission to preserve and harness the amateur and family film, a still hidden and inaccessible audiovisual heritage. The Archive was founded and is managed by Home Movies Association, a research group involved, still 2002, in promoting and organizing the study, storage and enhancement of amateur and family film.


Discover the latest activities and events dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the amateur and family audiovisual heritage.

Archivio Aperto 2016

IX Edition of the Amateur and Family Film Festival. Bologna, 27.10-07.12.2016.

Play the City RE

Explore an unusual Reggio Emilia through amateur film sequences in a tour that will bring visitors in the same places where they were filmed.

Formato ridotto

Episodic film based on the attempt to rewrite and put into narrative form the amateur images, in collaboration with the authors Ermanno Cavazzoni, Emidio Clementi, Enrico Brizzi, Wu Ming2, Ugo Cornia.

Wish to recover your family films and share them as collective heritage?