EYE maintains close contact with national and international archives around the world. The Institute continuously exchanges information with foreign archives about films that have been ‘lost’, for example, and current restoration projects. EYE also collaborates with these archives on film restorations, film identification projects, research, publications and training.
Restoration and digitalisation
For more than two decades, EYE has been an international pioneer in the area of film restoration. The Institute specialises in, among other things, the restoration of colour in early nitrate film and the development of digital restoration methods. More about Restoration.
The Archival Loans department loans films from the collection and restorations by EYE to archives and festivals worldwide. More about Archival loans.
Workshops, publications and presentations
The curators, restorers, film collection specialists and researchers at EYE regularly give international workshops and publish and present their work.
A number of important publications by EYE curators:
> From Grain to Pixel. The Archival Life of Film in Transition, Giovanna Fossati. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009.
> Restoration of Motion Picture Film, Paul Read and Mark-Paul Meyer (eds.). Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 2000.
EYE has been a member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF) and the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE) since 1947. EYE is also an official partner of international organisations, including European Film Gateway, Filmarchives Online, the Moving Image Database for Access and Re-use of European film collections (MIDAS) and the University of Amsterdam’s international Master of Arts programme, Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image.
EYE also participates in projects such as Lost Films and Europa Film Treasures. Each year, the Institute’s curators also attend important international symposia, conferences and festivals, including Il Cinema Ritrovato, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, London Film Festival, MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, Orphans, Women and the Silent Screen and the AMIA conference.
Twice a year, EYE publishes a newsletter for its international contacts featuring updates on restorations and projects in which films from the EYE collection are used. Register and download the most recent newsletters section in the Archival Loans section here.