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Amateurcinema.org is an online resource for learning more about the history of amateur moviemaking.

What was amateur cinema?

Amateur filmmaking and the alternative film culture that emerged around it. Amateur films were polished short works aimed at an audience of fellow amateurs and members of the public. Distinct from rough home movies, but produced outside the commercial system, they include dramas, portrayals of everyday life, travel and nature films, comedies, and many other subjects and genres. Amateur films often experiment with film form.

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A tool for researching amateur films, filmmakers, and movie clubs.
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