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Project MUSE - The Amateur Movie Database: Archives, Publics, Digital Platforms
First Match 6. Uncle Drew 6. Catching Feelings 5. City of Tiny Lights 5. Breath 6. Indian Horse 7.
Mapping an Alternative Film History: The Amateur Movie Database Project
Northeast Historic Film's 19th Summer Symposium starts tomorrow and amateur film scholars and archivists are converging on Bucksport, Maine! Next week, Bucksport, Maine. Hope to see you there! The Basque Films Project is now live!
Long before YouTube revolutionized the distribution of non-professional motion pictures, a movement of amateur filmmakers created an alternative world of small-scale movie production and circulation. In the middle decades of the twentieth century, amateur filmmaking consisted of more than rough home movies: it also included polished and accomplished fictional, documentary and experimental works. From the s to the s, local, national, and international organizations emerged to promote and advance amateur filmmaking activities, and in doing so created an alternative film culture distinct from the profit-oriented mass culture of the film industry. The Database currently includes information about more than films, and provides a valuable tool for researchers and archivists. In collaboration with several archives, we have located many of the films in the database and continue work together in order to draw attention to other unheralded amateur works.