GLOBAL MOVIE DAY
Right in the heart of Oscar season, the second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audiences’ hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years. Since their inception, movies have transcended geography, language, time, and culture, connecting us all through the power of storytelling.
There are many parts that come together to bring a movie to life. They all play a role in telling the story before the first flicker of light on the screen, before the first note of the musical score plays. Collectively, these elements create magnificent narratives that captivate us time and again.
HOW TO OBSERVE #GlobalMovieDay
- What was the first movie you saw at a drive-in theater?
- Who loves musicals? Tell us about the first musical you saw.
- You probably don’t remember your first animated movie. Which is the first one you DO remember?
- So it’s date night. What movie did you and your significant other first see together?
- Tell us about your favorite movie line.
- We know you hide under the blankets when the scary music starts. Tell us about the first time you discovered the horror genre!
- No matter how you choose to celebrate, be sure to take pictures/videos and share moments and memories using #GlobalMovieDay across social media
- Explore these 5 Movie Originals and Their Remakes as you make your Oscar picks!
GLOBAL MOVIE DAY HISTORY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences founded Global Movie Day in 2020 to celebrate the power of movies to reach, connect, and inspire people across the globe.
On January 15th, 2020, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed the Global Movie Day to be observed annually on the 2nd Saturday in February.
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Q. Can I watch any movie on Global Movie Day?
A. Yes! Celebrate with one or multiple movies. Watch new movies or classic movies.
Q. What is the average run time of most movies?
A. Feature films tend to run between 90-120 minutes. However, there are categories for short films, too.
Q. Can I watch a documentary for Global Movie Day?
A. Yes. There are excellent documentaries covering a variety of subjects.