Italy’s Amateur Film Archive


The archive collects about 20,000 records, almost all on original film support (8mm, Super8, 16mm, 9.5mm Pathé Baby) dated made between the 20s and the 80s of the twentieth century. To this a small amount of 35mm film and, increasingly, of video and audio on magnetic siupport must be added. It is about 5,000 hours of audiovisual material from all over Italy. Films that families and amateur preserved for years in the drawers, cupboards, attics and cellars and able to document a heritage of great historical and social interest: from the celebration of everyday life and rituals to leisure, work, public eventsand changes of the landscape.
Bologna's amateur filmic archive online: discover it on the archIVI portal: