On a regular basis, Eye pays special attention to parts of the collection, or to current events that have a link to the collection.
All sorts of collection issues are addressed: is it possible to restore a film when the original color process no longer exists? How do two different cuts of the same film compare to each other? What do a company’s accounts reveal about a night out at the cinema 100 years ago?
68mm: Mutoscope and Biograph
The films of the Mutoscope and Biograph are the oldest films in our vaults.
How can a digitized film be a faithful representation of the analogue original?
Amsterdam in the picture
In 2016, Eye conserved four films in the context of the project called ‘Breng Amsterdam in Beeld’. The films come from Eye’s own collection.
The first Dutch War Films
The changing spirit of times is clearly reflected in the Dutch war film. Our vision of the war in particular is what emerges from the images.
The archive of Jean Desmet (1875 - 1956) is one of the main components of the Eye collection. He was a leading film-industry entrepreneur in the 1910s.
Experimental film in the Netherlands
Experimental films are films whose primary objective is to investigate - for example light, editing or the expectations of the viewer.
The end of the First World War (1914 - 1918)
On 11 November, 1918, the First World War ended in an armistice. This tumult can be clearly seen in three films from the Eye collection.
The use of colour in early Dutch film
The Eye collection contains a short film made in about 1910, in which two women, a child, and a man walk through beds of flower bulbs. But which film is it?
Theo Frenkel, the first Dutch director abroad
During the war, Theo Frenkel Sr. grew into one of the Netherlands’ most active filmmakers, with a production of eight full-length feature films in three years.
World of wonder: the travelogues of Theo Regout
As an adventurer, Regout follows in the footsteps of the great nineteenth-century explorers, except that he brings a camera along so that he can show us what he sees.
Jacques Verbeek and Karin Wiertz: animated artwork
The filmmaker duo Jacques Verbeek and Karin Wiertz, active in the 1970s and 1980s, became known for their ingenious animated films.
The Wieringermeer of Marofilm
On three occasions between 1938-1948, Alex Roosdorp and his wife Marie filmed the Wieringermeer area, in the Dutch province of North Holland.
The Eye collection contains two versions of a brilliant documentary film about a transatlantic sailing race that took place in 1936, made by Jan Hin.
Sport and film
For decades the summer months have been dominated by major sporting events. However, the annual Tour de France and Wimbledon have a longer tradition.
Small viewers, big audience: the children’s films of Rex Film
Children love films. From the 1950s on, the films made by Henk van der Lindens production company Rex Film drew full houses, year in and year out.