Archivio Aperto 2020

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Archivio Aperto is the yearly programme concerning the rediscovery of private and unpublished film heritage: amateur,  experimental, independent films and documentaries. An original archive exhibition which hosts the comeback of small gauge films (Super8, 8mm, 9,5mm and 16mm).

The festival was born in Bologna, and it revolves around Home Movies’ activities, association known to have founded the Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia (“Family Film National Archive”). Home Movies role to preserve and valorize Italian  audiovisual private heritage has been long and widely acknowledged, even beyond the Italian border, thanks to promotional actions in Archivio Aperto. 

The yearly festival of Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, which since 2002 preserves the Italian private film heritage in Bologna, is held online for the first time. Previously unknown images of Gianni Rodari in a kindergarten, and those of David Perlov’s Diary , monumental documentary work about Israel history in between 1973 and 1983. This work by David Perlov (1930-2003) tells, in intimate form, Israel complex history from 1973 to 1983, through the eyes of a great documentary filmmaker who faces the tragedies of his time, the wars and the issues (and the joy) in living of his family, Diary opens with shots from the house windows in Tel Aviv and with these words: “May 1973, I buy a camera. I want to start filming by myself and for myself. Professional cinema does no longer attract me. To look for something else. I want to approach the everyday. Above all, anonymity. It takes time to learn how to do it.”

And in addition to that, the terrific kids’ films from New York suburbs, shot in the 60s a and retrieved by Home Movies, and Mauro Mingardi’s ones from Bologna, the artisan of film pursued by Rossellini. 

The usual, by now, section about Italian art and experimental cinema in the 60s and the 70s introduces the newest edition of Arnaldo Pomodoro, Ugo Mulas and Francesco Leonetti’s Shaping Negation , in collaboration with “Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation” and “Mulas Foundation”, and restored with MiBACT contribution, and a selection from Massimo Bacigalupo, Valentina Berardinone, Gianni Castagnoli, Fernando De Filippi and Andrea Granchi’s work, screened in film over the past years, now in a digital edition.

You can visit our programme here:

All the film are available for free on our virtual cinema - with a worldwide access:

CHECK THE DATE! Diary (1973-1983) by David Parlov will be only available until 7th november!


Saturday, October 24, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, December 6, 2020 (All day)



Saturday, October 24, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, December 6, 2020 (All day)