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Eye International Conference 2024

Presenting Audiovisual Collections: Experiments and Explorations

26 — 29 May 2024

The annual Eye International Conference is an opportunity for scholars, archivists, curators, filmmakers, students, artists, and film enthusiasts from across the world to gather together and explore contemporary professional and academic issues affecting audiovisual heritage today.

On 26 through 29 May 2024, Eye Filmmuseum, the University of Amsterdam and the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) will present the 9th Eye International Conference, this time with the topic ‘Presenting Audiovisual Collections: Experiments and Explorations’.

This edition is organised within the context of the Swiss National Fund’s Narratives from the long tail: Transforming access to audiovisual archives project which sets out to address and resolve the gap between digital archives and the embodied, participatory world of museological experience.

The conference will open the topic of exploring and experimenting with audiovisual collection presentation, by focusing on formats emerging both inside and outside the settings of the conventional film theatre and/or beyond traditional curatorial frameworks, that afford new forms of public engagement and access. This focus comprises (but is not limited to): immersive, participatory, or multi-screen formats; alternative presentation models that use emerging technologies or low-tech and creative DIY approaches; experimentation with computational analysis of audiovisual collections; and explorations in remix and artistic reuse.

Call for Proposals

Read the full Call for Proposals here.

Apply here by 15 December 2023

Travel Grant Programme

Eye has a travel grant programme for accepted speakers of the Eye International Conference. The grants can be used to partially offset registration and travel costs. You can read more about how to apply in the Call for Proposals.


The Eye International Conference 2024 will take place in Amsterdam from Sunday, 26 to Wednesday 29 May 2024. Please note that the official opening of the Eye International Conference will take place in the evening of Saturday 25th May in combination with the annual Meet the Archive programme. Wednesday 29 May will consist of an Open House at the Eye Collection Centre, a programme of guided tours, presentations, demonstrations, and screenings (limited capacity).

Participants are also invited to join the annual Meet the Archive, a public programme highlighting recent projects with the Eye Collection, on Saturday, 25th May.


Registration will open in early spring 2024

On-site Regular Conference Passe-partout (4 days): 100 euro
On-site Student Conference Passe-partout (4 days): 50 euro
Virtual Conference Passe-partout (3 days*): 25 euro

Day tickets

On-site Regular Conference Ticket (1 day): 50 euro
On-site Student Conference Ticket (1 day): 25 euro

*the open house on Wednesday 29th May will not be recorded or live-streamed


Steering committee

Giovanna Fossati (President)
Eleni Tzialli (Secretary)
Gerdien Smit (Policy Liaison)
Frank Roumen (Meet the Archive)

Programme committee

Giovanna Fossatti (Eye/UvA)
Irene Haan (Eye)
Eleni Tzialli (Eye)
Christian Gosvig Olesen (UvA)
Kate Saccone (UvA)
Sarah Kenderine (EPFL/eM+)
Yuchen Yang (EPFL/eM+)
Stéphanie Romon (EPFL/eM+)

This event is organised by Eye Filmmuseum in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) which is part of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) within the context of the Narratives project - a collaboration between the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+), EPFL; Visual Intelligence for Transportation Laboratory (VITA) EPFL, Visualization and MultiMedia Laboratory (VMML) University of Zürich and; Faculty of Humanities. University of Amsterdam (UvA).

It is supported by Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM).

This event is organised by