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Discover film. Visit us for unique film workshops and tours in our permanent or temporary film art exhibitions. We also offer specialist advice on film education in your own classroom.

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Eye Filmmuseum
education department
IJpromenade 1,1031 KT Amsterdam
+31 20 – 7582 360

  • Beyond Film!

    at home tip

    Pamphlet packed with film tips and questions and exercises for all levels in primary education.

why film education?

Film is a popular medium for discovering and understanding the world. Before children can read and write, they will often have already explored the world through moving images. Understanding the visual language of film has become an essential skill in our media-saturated society. Film also offers a wealth of possibilities as a cultural subject: film is art, film is entertainment and film is part of our cultural heritage. And like the other arts, film can move, entertain and make us think.

Film education is one of Eye’s key focuses. By stimulating passion for and knowledge of film by learning to understand (through analysis and reflection) and use (through production and selection) the medium of film (and related media), Eye aims to bring everyone in the Netherlands into contact with the various film education activities (watching films, making films, sharing films, experiencing films) at least once in his or her life.

Alongside programmes in the museum in Amsterdam, the Education Department also develops national film programmes and teaching materials for primary, secondary and further education. As a knowledge hub for the film sector, Eye provides advice to other institutes and stimulates the quality, cohesion and variety of film education both within the Netherlands and internationally. Eye Education works on the promotion of expertise by means of publications, training courses, seminars and debates, and by bringing suppliers and educators into contact with one another.

educational mission

Film education is one of Eye’s main points of focus. With the aim of encouraging a passion for and knowledge of film, by teaching the understanding (analysis and reflection) and use (production and selection) of film (and related media), Eye strives to bring everyone in the Netherlands in contact, at least once in his/her life, with the various activities of film education (i.e. watching, making, sharing, or otherwise experiencing films).

cinemini europe

A project on film education for 3-6 year old’s

Children at a very young age are open to many different forms of art. They actively respond to abstract and experimental films, which give them a lot of room for imagination. But they also enjoy narrative films and documentaries. How and in what way can you teach children in a very early age about film and media? This is what we are investigating together with our partners in Cinemini Europe with the aim to deliver a film educational approach with films, activities and teaching materials for children between 3-6 years old to give them and their teachers the opportunity to discover the world of moving image in a playful way.

We’ll expect to deliver a full program by the end of 2020, which will be available throughout Europe.

Cinemini Europe is a project by Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Kinodvor Cinema Ljubljana, Taartrovers and Eye Filmmuseum and is supported by Creative Europe.