Report Amateur Film Day 2012

Home movies project

On the 28th of September, 2012 the annual Amateur Film Day took place at the Dutch Film festival in Utrecht. Theater De Kikker proved to be a good alternative for the Louis Hartlooper Complex, on which the event was held previously. This year’s theme of the Amateur Film Day: “celebrations”.

The morning kicked-off with a celebration of the 28mm film gauge, a less known film format which was presented as ‘the first successful home movie film gauge’. This ‘forgotten’ gauge, precursor of more recognized standard amateur film formats such as 9.5mm, 16mm and 8mm, was developed in 1912 and therefore celebrates its 100 years of existence this year. For the occasion, collector Brian Giles (UK) had installed an original 28mm projector from the Pathéscope KOK series (and a 28mm Victor projector), which he has restored himself. Giles briefly presented the development of 28mm as a film gauge and projector –…

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