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In a colored film still from Les Parisiennes from 1897, a female dancer with a wild mane of curls looks into the camera, smiling, her pink dress blooming in fluttering fabric around her

still Obsessed with Light (Zeva Oelbaum & Sabine Krayenbühl, US/DE/FR 2023)

Hidden treasures from Eye's collection

Meet the Archive 2024

25 May 2024

still from Is Heaven Blue? #2 (Paul de Nooijer & Menno de Nooijer, NL 2023)

still Is Heaven Blue? #2 (Paul de Nooijer & Menno de Nooijer, NL 2023)

Eye’s curators will present their latest discoveries during the Meet the Archive day. Meet the Archive highlights exceptional stories about (early) cinematic history, shining a light on forgotten filmmakers, reports on new cooperations and reveals that which often remains hidden behind the scenes of daily programming.

Meet the Archive provides a kaleidoscopic look at the work of Eye’s restorers and curators. Eye’s collection comprises some 55,000 films as well as dozens of directors’, film professionals’ and institutions’ archives. The past year’s most remarkable, surprising (research) projects will be highlighted on 25 May 2024.

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During the day, attention will be paid to activist films featuring the Amsterdams Stadsjournaal, De Rode Lantaren, the Eerste Internationale Feministische Film and Video Conferentie, the idiosyncratic oeuvre of Paul, Menno and Françoise de Nooijer, a book presentation, work by Artist in Residence Ginta Tinte, Film Secession, Attestatie de vita and short films.

still from Obsessed with Light (Zeva Oelbaum & Sabine Krayenbühl, US/DE/FR 2023)

still Obsessed with Light (Zeva Oelbaum & Sabine Krayenbühl, US/DE/FR 2023)

That evening will see the opening of the Eye International Conference featuring a screening of the documentary Obsessed with Light which contains a plethora of excerpts from Eye’s collection.

still from Nathalie (Anne Dastrée, FR 1966)

still Nathalie (Anne Dastrée, FR 1966)

still Amsterdams Stadsjournaal

still Amsterdams Stadsjournaal

poster Meet the Archive 2024

Programme 25 May 2024

The programme will be in English and the daytime programme will be free.

Meet the Archive is part of the Eye International Conference 2024 which takes place from 25 through 29 May 2024.

still from At One View (Paul de Nooijer & Menno de Nooijer, NL 1989)

still At One View (Paul de Nooijer & Menno de Nooijer, NL 1989)

Eye Film Player

Paul, Menno and Françoise de Nooijer filmed an oeuvre like no other, one that includes over 130 films, from music videos to commercials, short fiction, long animations and documentaries. A large number of films are available to watch via the Eye Film Player.

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In a black and white film strip, a table is pictured with a black dog standing on top of it. On a chair next to the table, a white cat sits looking straight at the camera.

Eye International Conference

The annual Eye International Conference gives academics, archive staff, curators, researchers, filmmakers, students, artists and cinema lovers from around the globe to meet and discuss contemporary professional and academic issues in the field of audiovisual heritage.

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still Female Wrestlers (Vrouwelijke worstelaars) (Joseph Rosenstein, DE 1907)

still Female Wrestlers (Vrouwelijke worstelaars) (Joseph Rosenstein, DE 1907)