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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release September 11, 2012

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

Home Movie Day at State Historical Museum Oct. 20

Submissions due to Department of Cultural Affairs Oct. 12

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is calling for submissions for Home Movie Day – an annual, worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking.

Home Movie Day in Des Moines will give Iowans an opportunity to see their own films on the big screen in front of an audience. The program will be noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20, 2012, at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 E. Locust in Des Moines. It is free and open to the public. In addition, the State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of DCA, will provide expert evaluation, information and resources about preserving film for future generations.

The guidelines for Home Movie Day submissions follow:

  • Only 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film will be accepted.
  • Not all film will be shown:
    • Anything deemed inappropriate for a family audience will not be shown.
    • Film that is too degraded or damaged by age cannot be shown.
    • All submissions will be previewed and edited to allow for greatest participation. 
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Submissions may be mailed or hand delivered to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Attn: Sarah Oltrogge, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319 by FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012 (this is not a postmark date).
  • All submissions must be accompanied by a signed release form, which may be obtained by sending an email to: Sarah.Oltrogge@iowa.gov.
  • After a film is reviewed and accepted for showing, entrants will receive an email indicating the approximate time the film will be shown during Home Movie Day. The public is encouraged to come and enjoy all films, but HMD may also be able to accommodate scheduling issues.

Home Movie Day in Des Moines is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Modern American Cinema, LLC (Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye).

 

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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

 

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