The Texas Film Round-up is making its way to Abilene to collect film for free digitization at the Paramount Theatre.
Presented by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission (FTC), the program travels across the state educating Texans on how to best preserve their film and videos and to offer free digitization services.
At this weekend’s event, TAMI will consult with individuals and institutions about film and video material. All video and film submissions will be accepted and can consist of home movies, advertisements, corporate film and video, television programs, amateur films and other moving images and will go towards TAMI’s media library collection and shared with the public via their online library located Here.
The event will also include a feature film presentation of Bonnie and Clyde, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, and two more showings at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The film will then be followed by vintage films of Abilene’s curated media from the TAMI collection along with several local archives.
Film and video donations will be returned to contributors after digitization – along with two free DVD copies or digital files of the materials.
Abilenians can drop off their films between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, and from 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre. Those who drop off film to be donated will receive a free digital copy and the opportunity to contribute to the award-winning state history project.
For tickets, price, and general information click Here.