Experimental films are films whose primary objective is to investigate - for example light, editing or the expectations of the viewer. Although in general these films are only viewed by relatively small audiences, they have more than once been trailblazers for the mainstream. EYE has traditionally attached a great importance to this less visible but important part of the collection.
experimental film: a selection
There is much to tell about the history of Dutch experimental film: for more information read the following articles What is experimental film, the avant-garde of the 20s and 30s, and the postwar avant-garde.
However, it does not require expert knowledge of the subject to watch these films. This page offers a selection of Dutch experimental films throughout the decades. Each title refers to the relevant record in our database of Dutch films, where you can find descriptions and filmographic data on more than 300 experimental films; you can also watch over 70 of these films online.