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Texas Film Round-up Comes to Hill Country Film Festival
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 • Posted May 5, 2011

The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) bring its award-winning free film and video digitization program, the Texas Film Round-Up, to the Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Festival attendees and local residents can drop off their Texas-related films and videos for free digitization from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stagecoach Theater (2254 S. US Highway 87, Fredericksburg). Clips of archival footage from TAMI’s collections will be featured before each of the screenings at the festival.

The Texas Film Round-up offers free film and video digitization service to anyone with Texas-related film or video who is able to contribute an electronic copy of their materials to TAMI’s video library. The program welcomes home movies, industrial films, educational films, advertisements, local television, feature films and more. Film and video donations will be returned to contributors after digitization— along with two DVD copies (or digital files) of the donations, and information about safe media storage. Since the program’s inception in 2008, the organization has digitized over 6,000 films and made over 1,100 available for free viewing at www.texasarchive.org.

Festival attendees will see archival moving images of the Hill Country from the TAMI Video Library before each of the screenings. Featured clips include home movies of the region, including one shot by Lady Bird Johnson of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s 1941 Senate Campaign, television footage of the Luckenbach World Fair, and documentary film footage of Fredericksburg.

Winner of the 2010 American Association of State and Local History’s Leadership in History Award of Merit and WOW Award, the Texas Film Round-Up is a partnership between the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission. TAMI is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve and make accessible, and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage.   More information on the Texas Film Round-Up can be found at www.texasfilmroundup.org or by contacting (512) 485-3073 or round-up@texasarchive.org.   

Set in Fredericksburg, Texas, the Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF) is the vision of its director Chad Mathews, an actor, screenwriter, producer and native Texan. Having participated in the film festival circuit, Mathews came to love the camaraderie and shared respect of those who are committed to the art of independent filmmaking. For more information on the Hill Country Film Festival, visit www.hillcountryff.com or email info@hillcountryff.com

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