framing film

In collaboration with Amsterdam University Press (AUP), Eye publishes its own academic book series entitled Framing Film.

This series consists of theoretical and analytical books in the field of restoration, preservation, archival and exhibition practices in line with the work of Eye. The first title appeared in 2009: From Grain to Pixel. The Archival Life of Film in Transition by Giovanna Fossati. Since then, a dozen of books have been published in the series.

  • Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (2015)

  • Recent publications Framing Film

  • Recent publications Framing Film

With Framing Film, Eye and AUP aim to support scholars and archivists in their reflection on archival and restoration practices. 

I ... applaud this [series'] effort, because for me the construction of film history has always been a complex matrix of social forces, academic research interest, and archival ability. Just as research queries by film scholars lead to films being prioritized for preservation and restoration, preservation initiatives in the archives also lead to an opening up of new film historical terrain — Jan-Christopher Horak, director of UCLA Film & Television Archive

The Eye Filmmuseum in Holland is a leader in the field and their Framing Film imprint adds invaluable scholarship to the field — Mike Leggett, Leonardo Reviews 

publications released

From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition by Giovanna Fossati (2009 and 2011)

Watch and Learn: Rhetorical Devices in Classroom Films after 1940 by Eef Masson (2012)

Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives by Julia Noordegraaf, Vinzenz Hediger, Cosetta Saba, Barbara Le Maitre (2013)

Light Image Imagination by Martha Blassnigg (2013)

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema by Tom Gunning, Joshua Yumibe, Giovanna Fossati and Jonathon Rosen (2015)

Filming for the Future: The Work of Louis van Gasteren by Patricia Pisters (2015)

Multiple Language Versions Made in BABELsberg: Ufa's International Strategy, 1929-1939 by Chris Wahl (2015)

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film by Peter Verstraten (2016)

Exposing the Film Apparatus. The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory compiled by Giovanna Fossati and Annie van den Oever (2016)

The Conscience of Cinema. The Works of Joris Ivens 1912-1989 by Thomas Waugh (2016)

Women in Silent Cinema. History of Fame and Failure by Annette Förster (2017)
The Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography. The Case of the Nederlands Filmmuseum (1946–2000) by Bregt Lameris (2017)

Images of Occupation in Dutch Film. Memory, Myth, and the Cultural Legacy of War by Wendy Burke (2017)

The Films of Bill Morisson. Aesthetics of the Archive edited by Bernd Herzogenrath (2017)

The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema, compiled by Giovanna Fossati, Victoria Jackson, Bregt Lameris, Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Sarah Street and Joshua Yumibe (2018)
The Greatest Films Never Seen. The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen by Claudy Op den Kamp (2018)

Forthcoming publications

From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (revised edition) by Giovanna Fossati (2018)

Images of Dutchness. Early cinema, Popular Visual Culture and the Emergence of a National Cliché, 1800-1914 door Sarah Dellmann (2018)