EYE news

  • 22 Jun | Collection

    The 27th edition of the Il Cinema Ritrovato, one of the biggest archival film festivals of the world is being held from June 29 to July 6 in Bologna, Italy. Like in previous years, EYE will be contributing many remarkable films from its collection.


  • 12 Jun | EYE General News

    EYE Connect is the international network association which supports EYE’s exhibitions. EYE invites all (aspirant) members to an exclusive opening evening of Fellini: The Exhibition on 3 July. Director of Exhibitions Jaap Guldemond will take you around EYE’s summer-long exhibition. The guest speaker on 3 July will be Clay Mills, Managing Director of advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy.

  • 27 May | Collection

    The fully restored silent film Richard Wagner (1913) world premiered at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden earlier this month on 22 May. The renowned film pioneer and cinema owner Jean Desmet distributed the film in the Netherlands when it was first released. A copy of director Carl Froelich’s biopic was restored by EYE in 2011.

  • Borgman, the new feature film by Dutch film maker Alex van Warmerdam is selected for the main competition of the Cannes International Film Festival 2013. For the first time in 38 years, a Dutch film succeeded to break through to the main competition of the world's leading film festival.

  • 17 Apr | EYE General News

    On May 7th 2013 EYE launches its new networking group called EYE Connect with an exciting event. The members of this group support the exhibitions of EYE. This first event is intended for people who want to find out more about what EYE and EYE Connect has to offer. EYE Connect members are offered four network events per year, reduced admission fees and much more.

  • 21 Feb | Collection

    EYE has recently contributed two more films to the Europa Film Treasures (EFT) portal, bringing the number of EYE films on this streaming video platform to eleven. EFT is freely accessible to everyone and presents the films with new commissioned scores and with the option to watch them with subtitles in five languages. EYE and EFT have been collaborating since 2009.

  • 20 Dec | Collection

    From Berlin to Hong Kong, from Madrid to Los Angeles: copies from EYE’s film collections are being shown all over the world. The vivid interest taken in EYE’s collections by fellow museums and film archives not only relates to silent movies from the beginning of the twentieth century, but also extends to Dutch experimental film makers or films that have been restored to their former glory by EYE, as for instance films by the German director Werner Schroeter.

  • 20 Dec | EYE General News

    On 18 December 2012 EYE welcomed its 250,000th paying visitor. Since the opening of its new building on 5 April this year, EYE has been able to welcome more than 500,000 visitors.The Found Footage, Stanley Kubrick and Expanded Cinema exhibitions were especially well received by the public.

  • 27 Sep | Collection

    The biggest and most influential silent film festival in the world will be taking place from 6 to 13 October this year. As in years past, EYE will be presenting an impressive number of films spread throughout the festival’s various sub-programmes.

  • 27 Sep | Collection

    In 2005, UNESCO declared 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to raise awareness of the significance of audiovisual documents and to draw attention to the need to safeguard them. This year’s motto is  “Audiovisual heritage memory? The clock is ticking”. Every year, many heritage institutes around the world celebrate this day by organising events to emphasise the importance of AV preservation and to raise general awareness.

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