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1968 – You Say You Want a Revolution
This programme shows how, 50 years ago, the film camera became the rallying symbol of a generation of young people who demanded the right to shape their own lives.
This year Eye Filmmuseum celebrates its 75th anniversary by releasing 75 restored works from its collection on screen and on Eye Film Player throughout the year.
A Season of Classic Films
A Season of Classics Films offers free screenings across Europe. Eye screens Een ochtend van zes weken, a Dutch New Wave classic by Nikolai van der Heyde from 1966.
A Tale of Hidden Histories
Truth, facts, memories, reality: are they all constructions? The artists in this group exhibition deploy many different types of media to investigate and ‘unmask’ the past.
One of the best-kept secrets of Italian cinema: Alberto Lattuada. Rediscover a filmmaker who mixed his polished style with a preference for genre and popular stories.
Alex van Warmerdam – L'histoire kaputt
At the invitation of Eye Filmmuseum, Alex van Warmerdam presents an exhibition with new films, installations and objects. Film, theatre, design and painting come together.
Alice, The Virtual Reality Play and film programme
Alice, the unforgettable creation of British author and photographer Lewis Carroll, will be strolling through Eye this month, in a virtual reality expierence and film programme.
All About Film About Theatre – Ivo van Hove & Jan Versweyveld
Film-to-stage adaptations synthesize theatre with film, live video, and music.
All That Jazz
A scintillating programme on jazz and film with classics, live performances and a focus on exceptional avant-garde and activist filmmakers with a passion for jazz.
Amsterdam Art Week 2021
Eye is screening Small Axe as part of Amsterdam Art Week. Small Axe is a collection of five films by the British artist and director Steve McQueen.
Andrei Tarkovsky – The Exhibition
Exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth.
Anthony McCall – Solid Light Films and Other Works
Since the 1970s, McCall has produced a remarkable body of work that includes, among other media, large-scale light-projection installations, so-called ‘solid light films’.
Béla Tarr – Till the End of the World
Béla Tarr is a master of the magnificent long take, a master of wonderfully shot, melancholic films that express the human condition.
Celluloid – Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Gibson & Recoder
International group exhibition featuring work by artists who use and reflect on the qualities of 16mm and 35mm film stock and the cinematic apparatus.
Chantal Akerman – Passages
Major solo exhibition of work by Chantal Akerman, who rose to fame in the 1970s as a feminist avant-garde filmmaker, who later discovered the possibilities of the art gallery.
Cinedans Festival 2022
In five full days, Cinedans presents the state of the art of international dance film with 165 films from 79 countries.
From 24 to 26 March, Cinedans once again invites you to Eye with a full programme of the most beautiful, exciting and poetic dance films of the previous year.
How filmmakers have been imagining the relationship between humankind and planet Earth: from meditative experiences of nature to astounding science fiction.
Cinema Erotica celebrates sensuality, squarely faces the embarrassing darker sides of lust like sex addiction and offers a compendium of seductive film history.
Cinema Remake – Art & Film
Exhibition with work of filmmakers and artists who use iconic feature films as a basis with which to create something radically new.
Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands
Group exhibition featuring work by a new generation of filmmakers and artists in the Netherlands, who are breaking down the barriers between film, video and visual art.
David Cronenberg – The Exhibition
Major exhibition focusing on director David Cronenberg, who acquired cult status with his idiosyncratic films about the relationship between body, mind, technology and mass media.
The Films of Kieslowski
Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski broke through internationally with Dekalog, followed by La double vie de Véronique and the Trois couleurs trilogy. Now digitally restored!
Expanded Cinema – Isaac Julien, Fiona Tan, Yang Fudong
With their works in this exhibition, the participating artists demonstrated that film doesn’t just belong in the cinema.
2020: Water, Climate, and Migration
The annual Eye International Conference explores contemporary archival and academic debates, and in 2020 hosts the biennial Orphan Film Symposium.
2015: The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema
This conference will celebrate this milestone anniversary by providing a new forum to explore contemporary archival and academic debates around colour in the silent era.
2016: Exposing the Film Apparatus
Eye International Conference 2016
2017: The Reel Thing
in 2017, the conference will host for two days a special 40th edition of the technical symposium The Reel Thing.
2018: Activating the Archive
How can audio-visual collections be mobilized for the common good? The Eye International Conference 2018 will explore answers to these and other questions.
The theme of the Eye International Conference 2019 is Sisters, taken both literally and figuratively within a wide range of theoretical and historical angles.
Eye International Conference 2022
Global Audiovisual Archiving: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices
Eye International Conference 2023
Eye Filmmuseum and the University of Amsterdam present the 8th Eye International Conference from 4 through 7 June.
Saturday night series with indie classics from roughly 1990 to the present, followed by high-profile live acts in the style of the film.
Family Day at Eye means discovering and watching films, playing, investigating: enjoyment for young and old.
Felix de Rooy – The Museum of My Mind
Overview of films by and with Felix de Rooy, a filmmaker from Curaçao seen by many young makers in the Netherlands and in the Caribbean as a major source of inspiration.
Fellini – The Exhibition
Focusing on one of the most image-defining masters of post-war Italian cinema, Fellini – The Exhibition unravels the filmmaker’s universe.
Film Noir – The Dark Side of Hollywood
Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past: this summer Eye presents an extended programme of classic film noir.
Filmic Passions – A weekend with Eric de Kuyper
Eye recently restored six films by Eric de Kuyper and pays homage to the Filmmuseum’s former deputy director from 8 through 10 February.
Fiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills
How do we hold on to memories – in archives, in the mind, in the landscape, on film? Visual artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan investigates ways in which we record the world around us.
Found Footage – Cinema Exposed
The exhibition showed how artists and filmmakers make use of the nearly inexhaustible reservoir of images that can be found in film archives, on the Internet, TV and DVD.
Francis Alÿs – Children's Games
A major exhibition of work by the Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs, who is best-known for his playful videos that are both engaged and poetic.
Frans Weisz – Filmen is vurrukkulluk
To mark the premiere of Frans Weisz’s latest film, Eye presents a programme of films by one of the Netherlands’ most prominent filmmakers of the past fifty years.
FURY! Punk Culture
Eye celebrates the 40th anniversary of punk. The programme includes features, documentaries, bands, spoken word performances, DIY films, DJs and punk poets, a punk museum and more.
Guido van der Werve – Palpable Futility
The first retrospective exhibition of work by Guido van der Werve. In his universe, romanticism, nature and the sublime are never far away.
Hito Steyerl, Ben Rivers, Wang Bing – Eye Art & Film Prize
Highlighting this Eye Art & Film Prize, this exhibition featured work by the first three winners, all of whom share a socially engaged approach to their art.
Holland Festival 2021
During Holland Festival, Eye will pay special attention to associate artist Ryuichi Sakamoto and Dutch filmmaker Frank Scheffer.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam presents its 34th edition, including in Eye.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam presents its 35th edition, including in Eye.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam presents its 36th edition, including in Eye.
International Film Festival Rotterdam is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! IFFR 2021 concludes with a festive programme, and Eye joins in the celebrations.
Jan Svankmajer – The Alchemical Wedding
Steaks, pebbles, iron locks: master animator Jan Švankmajer can bring anything to life in works of obsession, horror and eroticism underpinned by an undercurrent of abuse of power.
The golden years of Japanese cinema, the 1950s, are brought to life in a programme featuring brand new 4K restorations of seven classics.
Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory
With the exhibition Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory, Eye opened up one of its treasure troves, inviting you to step into the dream world of the early years of cinema.
Solo exhibition by Jesper Just, who caused a stir with cinematographic works in which he explores gender, desires, relations and identity in a refined visual idiom.
Johan van der Keuken – Up to the Light
The exhibition focused on the extraordinary way in which Van der Keuken brought together contrasting images in his films and observed a world in constant transition.
Kaboom Animation Festival 2023
Mark your calendar, set the alarm… March 24th through April 2nd. Let yourself be immersed in the animation world during Kaboom Animation Festival.
Kaboom Animation Festival
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? It’s Kaboom Animation Festival and its le-gen-da-ry programme! In Eye from 30 March through 3 April.
Keep an Eye Filmacademie Festival 2021
The Class of 2021 of the Netherlands Film Academy graduates!
Keep an Eye Filmacademie Festival 2022
From 5 to 9 October, the Class of 2022 of the Netherlands Film Academy will graduate during the eleventh edition of the Keep an Eye Film Academy Festival.
Keep an Eye Filmacademie Festival 2023
From 30 June through 9 July, students of the Netherlands Film Academy will present their graduation work during the Keep an Eye Filmacademie Festival.
Ten films by filmmakers who were born or who work in Ukraine, which has been fighting for recognition of its unique history, language and culture ever since the Maidan Revolution.
Le monde d'Isabelle Huppert
Intense and hypnotising, cool and on fire: Eye offers a tribute to the phenomenal French actress with a programme featuring more than thirty films, interviews, guests and Q&As.
Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cao Guimarães
Exhibition of work by prominent film artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães. Their celebrated work evokes a world that blends dream, sensory experience and reality.
Looking for America
Eye takes an inquisitive look at the United States. How does the age-old ideal of a ‘land of the free and home of the brave’ relate to the difficult reality of today?
Martin Scorsese – The Exhibition
Exhibition devoted to one of the most important American film directors of the past half-century: Martin Scorsese.
Meet the Archive
Discover hidden treasures from Eye’s collection. Once a year, Eye’s experts on the collection present new arrivals, exceptional finds and restoration projects. Free admission.
Meet the Archive 2023
Eye’s curators and restorers present their latest discoveries including films from Cinemien and the archives of Dutch producer Matthijs van Heijingen. Free admission.
Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective
The work of the three recent winners of the Eye Art & Film Prize, who effortlessly cross the boundaries between cinema, documentary, and visual arts.
Heat & Vice – The Films of Michael Mann
Michael Mann inimitably captures the gritty side of big city life in stylized images. Eye shows all of his twelve feature films, plus the Miami Vice pilot.
Michelangelo Antonioni – Il maestro del cinema moderno
Exhibition about one of the foremost innovators in film from the last century, who renewed the grammar of film by thinking in terms of the image and less in terms of narrative.
With a programme of fourteen of his most distinctive films, Eye Filmmuseum demonstrates that Mikio Naruse ranks among the great of Japanese cinema.
A virtual reality experience and a selection of films by five top international directors, including Naomi Kawase and Abel Ferrara.
Month of European Film 2023
The Month of European Film celebrates the fabulous harvest of European films from illustrious makers such as Wim Wenders, Anton Corbijn, Steve McQueen and Aki Kaurismäki.
Month of European Film 2022
For four weeks, the Month of European Film celebrates a fabulous crop of European films by illustrious filmmakers including Gaspar Noé, Lukas Dhondt and Christian Mungiu.
Mūbii Japan – 90 jaar Japanse cinema
With an overview of more than forty titles, we provide insight into more than ninety years of fascinating film history, from the early twentieth century to the present day.
Nouchka van Brakel
Nouchka van Brakel was the first Dutch filmmaker to reach a broad demographic with films centring on women. Plenty of reasons to create a programme of her films.
Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction
Exhibition on the German-American avant-garde filmmaker who was highly influential in the development of the animation film and who remains a source of inspiration for animators.
Parra Odyssee – An ode to Pim de la Parra
Eye is re-releasing De la Parra's feature debut Obsessions (1969) and, over a one week period, pays tribute to one of the Netherlands' flamboyant directors, an inspirator to many.
Péter Forgács – Looming Fire
Based on Eye’s extensive collection of home movies, Forgács takes us through everyday life in the Netherlands East Indies at the height of the colonial period.
Programmers of the Future
This summer, three Programmers of the Future will present their first film programmes in Eye Filmmuseum.
Ramón Gieling at Work
Filmmaker, writer, theatre-maker, visual artist: whatever he does, Ramón Gieling wants to get to the bottom of things and see what drives people.
Research Labs 2022
Eye Research Labs provide a bridge between Eye’s historical collection and films of the future.
Eye gives a podium to the newest generation of filmmakers and curators. Students of academies and universities flock to present their own work and view that of others.
Film programme that depicts the Indonesian people’s political struggle and legacy of colonialism from multiple perspectives, with some films never shown in Dutch cinemas before.
Master of Light – Robby Müller
Major exhibition devoted to the Netherlands’ most famous director of photography, Robby Müller.
A reflection on the December 1989 revolution and everything that went on before and after – featuring old and new films, special premieres and Q&As with filmmakers.
In the year that celebrates 400 years of diplomatic ties between The Netherlands and Russia, Eye offers an overview of 100 years of Russian film in Ruskino.
Visual artist and a key figure in the world of electronic music Ikeda created a spectacular presentation of his overwhelmingly immersive audiovisual artworks specially for Eye.
Saodat Ismailova – 18 000 Worlds
In her first retrospective exhibition 18,000 Worlds, Saodat Ismailova guides us into the hidden world of myth and ritual in Central Asia.
Shell Shock – The power of storytelling
Shell Shock provides a forum for the cinematic representation of violent conflicts and traumatic memories. The subjective experience takes centre stage, not the finding of truth.
Eye is marking one hundred years of one of the biggest film companies in Japan: Shochiku, birthplace of master filmmakers such as Ozu, Kobayashi and Takeshi Kitano.
Sidney Poitier & Denzel Washington
They were good friends, Oscar winners and shining examples for young, African American actors; this summer at Eye: films with Sidney Poitier and films with Denzel Washington.
Stanley Kubrick – The Exhibition
Comprehensive exhibition on one of the most influential directors of the 20th century, the genius behind films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.
Steven Spielberg – Master Storyteller
With screening of over twenty of his image-defining films, Eye Filmmuseum presents a retrospective of the work of the most successful director of all time.
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.
Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder
The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are irresistibly funny, bold and incisive.
Taartrovers Film Festival 2022
Taartrovers Film Festival is visiting Eye with a programme especially for young children aged two to nine. Watch wonderful films and discover the Taartrovers' Lab!
Tales of the Future
With Tales of the Future, Eye shows the influence of the synthesizer on film music and sound design, and tells how the instrument became indispensable in film music.
The Comedies of Woody Allen
In The Comedies of Woody Allen, Eye highlights his extensive oeuvre, from the rarely seen 'early, funny ones' of the early 1970s to his latest film Irrational Man.
The Essential Aki Kaurismäki
Eye Filmmuseum screens more than ten classic titles by Aki Kaurismäki, the chronicler of Finnish melancholy with an absurdist twist. The majority will be screened on 35mm.
The Hitchcock Touch
Eye pays tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most iconic and influential filmmakers, with a major retrospective including nine restored silent films in new, digital copies.
The Man Machine
Eye explores the cinematic representation of the fears and desires that inevitably accompany the fusion of man and machine.
The Quay Brothers' Universum
Exhibition featuring the enigmatic and dark body of work of the Quay Brothers that includes stop-motion animation, drawings, and performing arts productions.
Theo van Gogh
On November 2 2014, it will be exactly ten years ago that columnist, interviewer and filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered. Eye screens his thirteen feature films and more.
This is Film! 2018
Public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage.
This is Film! 2016
Public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage.
This is Film! 2017
Public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage.
This is Film! 2019
This is Film! 2021
This is Film! 2022
This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice is a public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage.
This is Film! 2023
Public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage, with international guest speakers and film screenings.
Eye Filmmuseum presents a group exhibition that explores landscape with some of the Arab world’s most prominent artists who work with film and video.
Eye Filmmuseum presents a retrospective of all of the Taiwanese master’s films to accompany Tsai Ming-liang’s first VR production The Deserted.
Vive le cinéma! Art & Film
Exhibition with spatial film art by five important directors
W.F. Hermans on film
The 100th anniversary of author Willem Frederik Hermans’ birth will be celebrated with every adaptation of his work.
Waiting for the Time to Pass
To celebrate Eye's 75th anniversary, we asked seven artists we have worked with o exhibitions in the past to provide a film work for a digital exhibition.
Werner Herzog – The Ecstatic Truth
Werner Herzog has fascinated audiences for more than fifty years. In his search for the 'ecstatic truth', Herzog stylises images to reveal a deeper level of truth.
Where Do We Go Now? – Arabian women behind the camera
Eye shines a light on an amazing trend: the international rise of female filmmakers from the Arab world.
William Kentridge – If We Ever Get to Heaven
Exhibition featuring work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge, who achieved renown with his remarkable animation films, charcoal drawings and installations.
William Kentridge – Ten Drawings for Projection
In 2015, William Kentridge donated 10 Drawings for Projection to Eye Filmmuseum. Illuminating the eventful history of South Africa, these films are part of a larger installation.
Women Make Film
A hidden film history, with women in the lead. We're focusing on a new canon, with work by, among others, Ida Lupino, Věra Chytilová, Mira Nair and Chantal Akerman.
Wong Kar Wai
Six films by the master of restrained emotion. Six films about tragic love, presented in virtuoso framed images. Intoxicating movies, which will you'll fall for in an instant.
Written and Directed by Preston Sturges
The best films by Hollywood director Preston Sturges, master of the nineteen-forties screwball comedy, can now be seen again on the big screen.