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What kind of movies are we looking for?

Films that show the activities of daily life and memorable events:  family vacations, holiday celebrations, and graduations.  Still not sure? Send us an email, CAAM staff can help you decide whether or not your movies are appropriate for the collection and what technical assistance might be required.

Do you have 8mm, super-8, or 16mm films and a story to tell?

CAAM wants to help you save your film while growing an archive of Asian American moving images.  Upon receipt of your application (see below), and subsequent approval of your materials, CAAM will digitize your film in exchange for the donation of the electronic copy to the Internet Archives. After digitization, your original film will be returned to you along with a DVD copy. We can also give you the digital files if you provide us with a hard drive. CAAM will incorporate the digital copy of your films and your family’s story into our growing collection which will be made available for public viewing on the Internet Archive’s website and under a creative commons license. By participating in this program, you actively help us accomplish our mission of conserving Asian American history!

Are your 8mm, super-8, and 16mm films already digitized?

Great! Please submit your application and someone at CAAM will contact you about your home movies. If your home movies are selected for inclusion in Memories to Light, we will facilitate a transfer of your files through our DropBox account.

How to participate:

1. Submit your application through this online form

2. Print and fill out this form, then scan it and e-mail it to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We’ll let you know as soon as possible whether we can take the next step towards including your home movies. Thank you in advance for participating!