Tuesday 10 December 2019
Professor Thomas Elsaesser passed away unexpectedly on 4 December in Beijing. Elsaesser was the founder of the first Film and Television Studies programme at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Eye looks back with great affection to its association with Elsaesser, particularly in setting up the Master’s in Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image in 2002/2003. In 2018 Elsaesser was...
Wednesday 6 November 2019
When Gustav Deutsch passed away last Saturday, 2 November, aged 67, Eye Filmmuseum lost a valued friend. The Austrian film-maker (1952) was a master of the found-footage film genre, and had scoured through film archives all over the world to find...
Thursday 12 September 2019
The second joint Film Restoration Traineeship Programme between Eye Filmmuseum and Haghefilm Digitaal has started. Li-Chen Kuo has been selected as this year’s trainee. The traineeship is a seven-month paid position and consists of two phases. In...
Wednesday 21 August 2019
Ten years ago, From Grain to Pixel. The Archival Life of Film in Transition by Eye’s Chief Curator and UvA Professor Giovanna Fossati was published, a book that became a standard reference in the world of film archiving and restoration. The...
Friday 17 May 2019
The short film The Twins has been preserved as part of the Desmet collection at Eye Filmmuseum for decades, but has only recently been identified as one of the lost films from the oeuvre of Lois Weber, the first female American director, producer...
Monday 8 April 2019
On Thursday 4 April, during the annual Gala at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, Meriem Bennani was announced the winner of the Eye Art & Film Prize 2019 by the Dutch Minister of Culture Ingrid van Engelshoven. The award comes with a GBP 25,000...