Texas Film Round-Up Program launches in October

AUSTIN In honor of American Archives Month, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image is once again offering its award-winning Texas Film Round-Up Program, a press release stated.

Individuals, businesses, and institutions can bring their Texas-related films and videotapes to a special weekend event in San Angelo on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.

The drop-off details for Oct. 22 are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tom Green County Library System-Stephens Central located at 33 W. Beauregard Avenue in San Angelo. Drop-off details for Oct. 23 are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts located at 1 Love Street in San Angelo.

Materials can be dropped off at either location for free digitization. A special screening of archival footage will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Community Room.

“We are jazzed that the Texas Film Round-Up is returning to San Angelo! We encourage anyone who has been sitting on old, treasured footage to come out and get it digitized for posterity,” Amy Dennis, Librarian for Tom Green County Library System, stated in the press release.

This year, TAMI is issuing a special call for videos related to San Antonio’s HemisFair ‘68. People from around the globe attended the six-month event, many with home movie cameras in hand. These historical materials will be showcased in an upcoming TAMI exhibit celebrating the 55th anniversary of HemisFair ‘68.

All materials will be digitized in Austin, Texas, then returned by mail to the owners, along with a digital copy. The materials submitted must be Texas-related, and participants must donate a digital copy to the program. In addition to the San Angelo collection event, TAMI will accept mail-in submissions throughout the month of October. More information on how to mail materials in and accepted formats can be found at texasarchive.org/round-up.

“The films and videotapes we’ve received in past Round-Ups are truly time capsules of the Lone Star State,” TAMI Managing Director Elizabeth Hansen stated in the press release. “We are excited to help Texans digitize their media and preserve the stories captured within their films and videotapes.”

The Texas Film Round-Up has resulted in the digitization of more than 50,000 films and videotapes. A curated collection of more than 5,000 videos is available to watch at texasarchive.org. This unique program is presented by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission.

The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve, make accessible and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage.