Traineeship

As of September 2021, Eye Filmmuseum starts a new traineeship programme “Film Restoration” and “Film Collection” for starting film restorers and film collection specialists. This programme aims to build a bridge between theoretical academic training and hands-on daily practices in a film archive.

Still from La fée des roches noires (1902, director unknown).
Still from La fée des roches noires (1902, director unknown).

The traineeships are designed to educate a new generation of film restorers and film collection specialists, and seek to facilitate their transition into the labour market.

These paid positions will provide a part time on-the-job training (four days a week) for ten months under the guidance of experienced curators, restorers, scanning operators, and collection specialists who deal with the management and preservation of both analogue and digital collections.

Throughout the programme, the trainees will follow different but parallel curricula, working with material from the Eye collection, and each following a project from start to finish.

The curriculum addresses various aspects of analogue and digital film processes, such as: film reconstruction, research into restoration history, reporting on restoration work, film repair, grading, film printing, scanning, film development, quality control, sound restoration, digital image restoration, nitrate film identification, film registration, collection management, metadata, born digital ingest, digital access, and digital sustainability (storage).

This programme has been made possible by:

Call for Applications

The Call for this edition of the traineeship programme has now closed.

Still interested in one of our traineeships? Please keep an eye out for the next Open Call, which will be announced in early 2022.

Still from Le charmeur (1906, Segundo de Chomón).
Still from Le charmeur (1906, Segundo de Chomón).
Still from La chenille de carotte (1911, director unknown).
Still from La chenille de carotte (1911, director unknown).

Want to know more about this traineeship?

Please contact Cristina Kolozsváry-Kiss (Eye Academic): eyeacademic@eyefilm.nl

Previous editions

The Traineeship programme “Film Restoration” and “Film Collection” is a continuation of two pilot editions of the Eye Filmmuseum & Haghefilm Digitaal Traineeship “Film Restoration”.

2017 - 2018

Tulta Behm

2019 - 2020

Li-Chen Kuo