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Programmers of the Future

Programmers of the Future is a traineeship programme for future programmers of film and moving image art.

New generations of public, programmers and curators are growing up in a fundamentally different and constantly changing society. Equality and inclusion, the need for a different relationship with nature, and rapid innovations in the field of digital culture are a daily reality. To serve a new, more diverse generation of audiences, the cultural field also needs to change. Cultural institutions must adapt and innovate. Eye Filmmuseum has therefore launched Programmers of the Future, a traineeship for future programmers of cinema and moving image art.


Programmers of the Future is a paid, 11-month traineeship programme in which the participants work at Eye for four days a week under guidance of experienced film programmers. The programmers learn everything there is to know about film programming, while also sharing their own new ideas and inspiring other programmers at the museum.

The programme consists of an intensive educational project in which the three participants closely work together, follow workshops and have one-on-one sessions with international film programmers. They will also participate in studio and museum visits, artist talks and excursions. Participants work on an individual audio-visual project to be presented at the end of the course. They receive assistance in developing, deepening and realising their project during the programme.

The programme combines theoretical research and practical, hands-on training and covers a wide range of subjects: How to make connections between archival material and contemporary works? How can you analyse the zeitgeist in which a film was made and relate this to the present? What parallels can you draw between cinema and cinematic contemporary art productions?

In a drawn landscape of brightly coloured flowers smoking cigarettes with large clouds of smoke, a small human figure in a purple suit jumps from a flower into the air

still Goodbye Jérôme! (Au revoir Jérôme!) (Gabrielle Selnet, Adam Sillard & Chloé Farr, FR 2022)


This year's Programmers of the Future, Farah Hasanbegović, Samuël Leemeijer and Aileen Ye, present their programmes in Eye and on the Eye Film Player in July.

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Want to know more about this traineeship?

The Programmers of the Future of 2024/2025 open call is closed. For your reference, you can find the previous open call here.

Want to know more? Please contact Eleni Tzialli (Coordinator)

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