To prevent our community’s films from being lost or forgotten, the Outfest Legacy Project is educating audiences and filmmakers about moving image archiving and preservation. From home movies to feature films, it is our responsibility and that of our community to ensure that our collective voices never fade away. To play our part, we’re conducting panels and events with industry professionals and filmmakers, sharing information about preservation and storage and working with organizations such as Sundance to spread the word. We have at our disposal the tools and knowledge to secure LGBT images for future generations.
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- The UCLA Film & Television Archive
- Our partners in the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation.
- Moving Images Collection (MIC)
- Allows users to find, locate, and (in some cases) view moving images from a collection of film archives.
- Film Forever: The Home Film Preservation Guide
- Includes information on how to preserve your home movies on a budget.
- Little Film
- Offers information for small gauge (8mm, Super 8, 16mm) storage and care.
- Association of Moving Image Archivists Preservation Committee
- Includes a factsheets on videotape preservation, storage standards and guidelines, and information on the AMIA film shrinkage gauge.
- Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- (National Film Preservation Foundation) Covers practices for identifying, handling, copying, making available, and storing motion pictures under conditions that protect the original material.
- The Washington State Film Preservation Manual
- Offers low-cost and no-cost suggestions on how to care for film collections.
- Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
- Focuses on preservation of new media.