What is EYE?
EYE is the national film institute of the Netherlands. It was founded on 1 January 2010 by merging the Filmmuseum, the Filmbank, Holland Film and the Netherlands Institute for Film Education (NIF). At home and abroad, EYE is the face of film in the Netherlands and functions as the ambassador for and driving force behind film culture. The Institute aims to reach a wide audience as well as the professional film world. Comparable institutes are, for example, the British Film Institute and the Danish Film Institute. More about EYE.
Do the original partner organisations still exist within EYE?
No, the partners involved in the initial merger have been fused within EYE. EYE performs all the tasks of the former organisations, and more.
Where is EYE?
EYE is currently located in the Vondelpark in the centre of Amsterdam. Address: Vondelpark 3, 1071 AA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A new building is under construction for EYE in the new Overhoeks district in northern Amsterdam. More about the new building
When will EYE move?
At the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012, EYE will move to its new building. Until that time EYE will remain open in the Vondelpark pavilion.
What will happen to the Vondelpark pavilion after EYE has moved?
The pavilion is owned by the West District of the city. It will still be used for cultural activities, but exactly what these may be is not yet known.
What activities are happening in EYE Vondelpark?
There are daily film screenings in EYE's two cinemas. Lectures, open-air films, festivals, Cinema Concerts and other events are also held regularly. Unfortunately, owing to a lack of space, there are no exhibitions scheduled for this year in the Vondelpark pavilion. This will change after 2011 in the new building on the IJ, where 1,200 m2 of exhibition space will available. View EYE's current programming.