The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is excited to bring the award-winning Texas Film Round-Up to Ft. Worth on October 2-4! Beginning Friday, October 2nd at 10 am, we are providing FREE digitization of any Texas-related films and videos, including home movies, PSAs, and educational films at the Ft. Worth Library - Central Branch at 500 W. Third St. (at the intersection of 3rd and Lamar). The Round-Up will run from 10 am - 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and 1 pm - 5 pm on Sunday. We urge potential donors to dig their family films and videos out of their closets, sheds, or drawers and bring them to the Texas Film Round-Up.
Also be sure to catch a presentation, co-sponsored by the Center for Texas Studies at TCU and Fort Worth Library as part of their Community History Workshop Series, Saturday at 10:30 am in Tandy Lecture Hall: TAMI's Managing Director, Madeline Moya, will discuss film preservation, TAMI's work in rescuing Texas films and videos, and show some favorite archival film clips!
The Texas Film Round-Up provides FREE digitization for Texas-related films and videos in exchange for the donation of a digital copy of the materials to www.texasarchive.org. Since 2008, the program has provided new access to more than 20,000 films and videos and served hundreds of individuals and institutions. The program is open to home movies, advertisements, local television, and community films.
Films or videos must be Texas-related (i.e. shot in Texas, shot by a Texan, or be about Texas)
The owner must be willing and able to contribute a digital copy of the materials to the archive ( i.e. you are or you represent the copyright holder)
No more than 50 items, a combination of films and/or videotapes, may be contributed per household. However, the maximum number of videotapes per collection is 10, and the maximum feet of film per collection is 3,500. Don’t hesitate to bring all your films and videotapes! TAMI professionals will be on-site to help you determine if your collection exceeds TAMI’s size limits. Contact us at email@example.com or (512) 485-3073 for more information.
Film: 16mm, 8mm, Super 8
Video : VHS, VHS-C, Betacam SP, ¾”/U-Matic, 8mm/Hi8/Video8/Digital8