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Now and soon in Eye

On the edge of a dark forest, a man in an 18th century costume with a white powdered wig looks into the distance

still Liberté (Albert Serra, FR/DE/PT/ES 2019)

Albert Serra – Liberté

Eye Filmmuseum presents Albert Serra – Liberté. For this exhibition, Serra has turned the entire gallery into an immersive set, filled with nocturnal and clandestine encounters.

In an illustration on a pink background, abstract colourful shapes make up a multitude of clown-like faces expressing different emotions


Every Sunday morning, children aged 2 to 6 are treated to a film, followed by experiments with light and shadow in small play tents.

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Eye Classics

Eye now brings film history even closer with Eye Classics. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.

In a black and white film strip, a table is pictured with a black dog standing on top of it. On a chair next to the table, a white cat sits looking straight at the camera.

Eye International Conference 2024

26 through 29 May 2024, the 9th Eye International Conference will take place in Eye Filmmuseum.

An orchestra plays various instruments on stage: including an oud, guitar, piano, percussion and more

Eye Meets Marmoucha

Eye and Marmoucha (a collective for music and culture from North Africa and the Middle East) join forces. Featuring exceptional silent films with live musical accompaniment.

still from Cloacinae Serge Onnen & Sverre Fredriksen, NL 2017)
still from Cloacinae Serge Onnen & Sverre Fredriksen, NL 2017)

Eye on Art

Ongoing series with programming on the intersection between film and other arts.

Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena
Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena

Eye on Sound

Eye focuses on the dynamic relationship between sound and vision in different thematic programmes. Together they are Eye on Sound.

In a brightly coloured illustration, a green frog looks at the white building of Eye, which some people say looks like a sitting frog


Filmmagie is watching and making. Discover the magic of cinema with short animations from Eye’s extensive collection. The children will draw their own flipbooks.

George Sluizer

Spoorloos, the Netherlands’ best psychological thriller, will soon be released nationwide. 13 other George Sluizer titles will be screen on Eye Film Player.

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Keep an Eye Filmacademie Festival 2024

Class of 2024 of the Netherlands Film Academy will graduate during the fourteenth edition of the Keep an Eye Film Academy Festival, from 26 June through 7July.

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Koolhoven & Simons

Martin Koolhoven and Ronald Simons present a monthly ode to genre cinema. A tribute to rarely screened trailers and forgotten classics, where possible in 35mm.

still from Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World (Radu Jude, RO/LU/FR/HR 2023)

still Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World (Radu Jude, RO/LU/FR/HR 2023)

MUBI Exclusive in Eye

Films from the MUBI streaming platform will now also be screened exclusively at Eye. MUBI attends film festivals selecting the most exciting and original new films.

In a virtual reality environment, a person in an astronaut suit is filmed from the back by a film crew of a camera person and a director with a megaphone. The person looks out at planet Earth, surrounded by cardboard versions of other planets.

still Great Hoax: The Moon Landing (John Hsu & Marco Lococo, TW 2020)


Put on your VR headset and step into a world where you can see the world like never before. Submerge yourself in 360° VR films and interactive installations.

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Previously Unreleased

Selected for (inter)national festivals, but never shown in Dutch cinemas on wide release. Every summer, Eye puts an end to this injustice with Previously Unreleased.

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)

Programmers of the Future 2024

Three special programmes in cinemas and on the Eye Film Player

On an empty beach, five figures in long white skirts with torches stand around a single bed where a person lies under a white sheet; still from The Garden by Derek Jarman
still from The Garden (Derek Jarman, GB 1990)

Restored & Unseen

Restored classics and rediscovered films, with introductions by experts.

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illustration © Ted Struwer


Relax with a drink while enjoying the sultry summer evening and an exceptional film during the open-air screenings in the park next to Eye.

Various characters from films by Joel and Ethan Coen are depicted against a yellow-orange background

© Erik Kriek

The Coen Brothers Complete

Summer programme centring on Joel and Ethan Coen, the most famous oddballs in Hollywood. Eye will screen all the brothers’ films including the 4K restoration of Blood Simple.

Xtended: Venice VR Expanded in Eye © Tibor Dieters
Xtended: Venice VR Expanded in Eye © Tibor Dieters

Virtual Reality in Eye

Virtual Reality in Eye presents VR experiences by artists and filmmakers that offer alternative and challenging views of our world, touch our emotions, and make us stop and think.