Archivio Aperto is an yearly event concerning the rediscovery of experimental, amateur and private film heritage organized by Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia of Bologna, Italy. An original archive programme that sees the return to the scene of small-gauge films, including Super8, 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm.


Archivio Aperto was born in Bologna in 2008 as the opening day of the Home Movies archive. Over the years it has developed into a festival, with programmes and retrospectives dedicated to the biggest names in amateur cinema, home movies and found footage, from Ross McElwee to Gustav Deutsch, Jonas Mekas, Boris Lehman, David Perlov, Maya Deren and Péter Forgács.

In 2018, it inaugurated the special section Art & Experimental Film, dedicated to Italian artists’ cinema of the 1960s and 1970s


The XV edition of Archivio Aperto will be held in Bologna from 20 to 24 October 2022.



Archivio Aperto 2022

Artistic Direction: Paolo Simoni
Selection Committee: Sergio Fant, André Habib
Programming and Film Office: Vanessa Mangiavacca