HU OSA 320-1 Hungarian Home Movie Collection (Magyar amatőrfilm gyűjtemény)

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 320-1
Hungarian Home Movie Collection
1910 - 1996
Description level
Extent and medium (estimated)
Over 500 reels of 8mm, super 8mm and 9.5mm celluloid films. The collection was transformatted onto BetaSP PAL and VHS video tapes by the Donor, Mr. Peter Forgacs and these analog holdings were all deposited at OSA. In 2017 a full set of digital copies of the videos were also deposited at OSA.
Extent and medium (processed)
1 Archival boxes, 0.13 linear meters
449 VHS PAL, 11.22 linear meters
4 Digital container, 0.0 linear meters
60 Audio cassette, 0.9 linear meters
26 DVD-ROM, 0.26 linear meters
4 BetaSP NTSC, 0.12 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Péter Forgács

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
Around 500 hours of amateur film shot by Hungarian citizens between 1925 and 1985 on 8 mm film, mostly recorded in Hungary, with some footage from central and western Europe. The films document people's everyday lives - children, family holidays and celebrations - as well as some public, historic events as seen through private eyes, including the 1956 Hungarian revolution. The collection also contains the creative documentary films by film director Péter Forgács whose storytelling is largely based on the archival home movie collection. Over 200 hours of oral history interviews recorded on audio cassettes with amateur filmmakers and with members of their families also form part of the sub- fonds.

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights are held by either the amateur filmmakers, either the Privát Fotó és Film Alapítvány
English, Hungarian

Azonosítási Adatcsoport

HU OSA 320-1
Magyar amatőrfilm gyűjtemény
1910 - 1996
Leírás szintje
Terjedelem, adathordozók (feldolgozott)
1 levéltári doboz, 0.13 folyóméter
449 VHS PAL, 11.22 folyóméter
4 Digitális gyűjtő, 0.0 folyóméter
60 hangkazetta, 0.9 folyóméter
26 DVD-ROM, 0.26 folyóméter
4 BetaSP NTSC, 0.12 folyóméter

Kontextusra vonatkozó adatcsoport

Az iratképző(k) neve
Péter Forgács

A tartalomra és a szerkezetre vonatkozó adatcsoport

Jövőbeni gyarapodás

Nem várható

A hozzáférésre és használatra vonatkozó adatcsoport

Jogi helyzet
Reprodukciós korlátozások
Copyrights are held by either the amateur filmmakers, either the Privát Fotó és Film Alapítvány
Nyelv, írásrendszer
English, Hungarian