The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and their traveling Texas Film Round-Up have made their trip to El Paso once again.

The nice folks at TAMI will offer free digitization services for anyone wanting to convert their old 8mm, 16mm, VHS, Beta, DVD (and just about any other format) of home movies. All 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 12,000 films and videos and served hundreds of individuals and institutions.  The program is open to a variety of types of Texas films including home movies, advertisements, local television, community films, and more.

To qualify: 

  • 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 25 films and videos may contributed per household, only 5 of which may be video.

Contact info: info@texasarchive.org  or (512) 485-3073 for more information.

So take in your Texas-themed moving images and help broaden this unique archive of Texas imagery, and get your own movies preserved for free!

Note: TAMI will host a screening of past El Paso Film Round-up submissions on August 9th at 4pm in the Philanthropy Theatre as part of the El Paso Discoveries, Vol. II program.

Plaza Classic Film Festival

August 9th - 11th from noon to 7 pm

MacGuire Hall, Plaza Theatre