Maryland & Iowa City Film Festivals!

May 20th, 2010 by amaynor

We’ve been a bit overwhelmed here at Self-Reliant Film trying to finish up DVDs…more on that in a future post! Nonetheless, we’ve had some great festival screenings in April and May, and we want to say thanks to all who came out to the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival and Maryland Film Festival!

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SXSW ‘Power of Super 8’ Panel Online

March 26th, 2010 by amaynor

If you weren’t able to make it to SXSW this year, you can catch a summary of “The Power of Super8? panel I participated in on YouTube. This 6-minute video (of a 90 minute panel) leaves out many of the tips I shared about finding archival footage and DIY Super8 transfer, so stay tuned to my Preservation Project blog for a forthcoming post with some of that missing information. Enjoy!

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Two Screenings at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg!

March 24th, 2010 by amaynor

You can catch For Memories’ Sake this Saturday, March 27th and Monday, March 29th at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Blacksburg. These special screenings are part of  Women’s Month at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Minds Wide Open and Rising Stars campaigns.

Both screenings are free and Monday night is free popcorn night at the Lyric! Stay afterwards for a Q&A with the film director, Ashley Maynor, and producer, Paul Harrill.

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Nashville & James River Film Festivals to Screen Film!

March 19th, 2010 by amaynor

FMS postcard

For Memories’ Sake will screen as a special event at the James River Film Festival alongside the film Quick Feet, Soft Hands by Paul Harrill (who is the producer of For Memories’ Sake). Join us in Richmond for a filmmaker salon after the special screening!

Also, we’re so excited to announce that For Memories’ Sake is an official selection of the Nashville Film Festival! The film will screen on April 18th and 20th as part of the Tennessee Film Night 2. Details will be posted on the Facebook fan page. We’re thrilled to have this hometown screening at such a great fest!

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Join me for “The Power of Super8” at SXSW Film Festival

February 16th, 2010 by amaynor

See me speak at SXSW 2010 (

Join me along with panel moderator Phil Vigeant (owner Pro8mm) on Saturday, March 13th – 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas!

As part of the panel, I’ll share clips of For Memories’ Sake and also tips and tricks for finding and using archival home movie footage in independent films.

Panel Description: Super 8 is the OG of guerilla filmmaking. Find out how you can make this beautiful, classic film gauge work in an HD world. From finding a camera to choosing film stock, scanning and encoding options, inclusive workflows, tips that make the difference and more. These aren’t your grandpa’s home movies…


Philip Vigeant – Pro8mm
Adam Garner – Trigger Studios
Branden Lower – A Bryan Photo
Ashley Maynor – Preservation Project Films

Add it to your SXSW schedule here.

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Postcards Now for Sale on Etsy!

December 8th, 2009 by amaynor

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve added an assortment of photo postcards to Angela’s online Etsy shop. Now you can own reproductions of  your favorite photos from the film!

All proceeds go towards the ongoing preservation of Angela’s amazing collection, so stock up! If there’s an item that’s not currently available in the shop that you’d like to see, please send us a message through Etsy or email ashley@preservationprojectfilms[dot]com.

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Photos of the Day to Return

December 1st, 2009 by amaynor

We’re taking a short break to finish up the special features of the film’s DVD. Photos of the day will return in 2010. Stay turned for more awesome photos from the archive!

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Photo of the Day: November 30, 2009

November 30th, 2009 by amaynor

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Photo of the Day: November 29, 2009

November 29th, 2009 by amaynor

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Photo of the Day: November 28, 2009

November 28th, 2009 by amaynor

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The production of For Memories' Sake was made possible by a grant from the Southern Humanities Media Fund.

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