All genres are represented: fiction, documentaries, newsreels, silent films, travelogues, scientific films, experimental films, animations, commercials, corporate films, and found footage. Eye provides high-quality conservations, and our HD scans can be delivered in many different formats.
Are you looking for film footage for your film, exhibition, or for use online? Then discover Eye's rich collection, featuring more than 50,000 titles from Dutch and international film history, dating from 1895 to today.
Hundreds of films from our collection are already online
A huge, ever growing number of early films from our collection is available on our YouTube channel.
The history of Dutch film
This database contains information about film in the Netherlands. You can find information about early films (from ca. 1900-1930) and about experimental films.
Frequently asked questions
I see a film listed on the Eye website, but I cannot view it. Why is that?
Can I view Eye’s film catalogue online?
Can I view all of the digitized films in the Eye collection?
Is it possible to view a film that has not yet been scanned?
How do I order stills from a film?
How can I find out the copyright information of a movie?
Why is it so expensive to buy a file?
Do I have to pay for films that are in the public domain?
Am I allowed to modify the film footage that I have ordered?
More information about film sales
Professionals: information about ordering films
Our collection contains more than 50,000 titles, 9,000 of which have been digitized; We carry out high-quality scans that are suitable for projection on large cinema screens.
For photos, posters or screening films at your cinema
Eye rents out films from its collection to Dutch cinemas. These range from early to contemporary films, and from classics to the latest experimental productions.