Small Gauge / Amateur Film

Committee co-chair: Dino Everett
Committee co-chair: Taylor McBride


Mission: The Small Gauge and Amateur Film committee was created in 2001 to continue the work begun by AMIA’s Small Gauge Task Force and Inedits interest group. Their mission is to promote and protect the interests of small guage and amateur film, its creators, and its advocates.

“Small gauge” includes all film smaller than 35mm – the emphasis is on 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8mm, but less common formats like 28mm and 9.5mm and amateur home movie formats are also considered under the small gauge umbrella.

“Amateur” film includes most non-commercial productions – especially home movies, avant-garde cinema, and undistributed materials. Any of these materials may be privately held or in the care of an archive, stock house, or other collection institution.

Get involved: To join the Small Gauge and Amateur Film list serve, send an email to

Examples of Small Gauge / Amateur projects: