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This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

Public lectures from April 3 to May 15

From April 3 to May 15, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at EYE and Professor of Film Heritage at the UvA) addresses, in the course of six lectures, various recent restoration projects and presentation forms of film heritage, varying from pre-cinema to recent experimental films and Hollywood classics.

Besides regular film projections in cinemas, the lectures cover online presentations and exhibitions. Each edition features a guest speaker, a Q&A session and film screenings, often accompanied by live music.

This is Film! offers insight into what happens behind the scenes in film archives and museums and is aimed at everyone who loves film. The lectures are in English and can be attended as a series or on a one-off basis. Series tickets are now on sale, buy six tickets for € 45,- (normal price € 60,-), tickets for individual lectures will be on sale from 27 march.

- Cineville card is only valid for individual lectures 
- A ticket for the whole series grants free access to the EYE Collection Day on May 27 from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm

Buy 6 lectures for € 45,- (normal price € 60,-), tickets for individual lectures will be on sale from 27 march.


Monday, April 3 (16.00-18.30)
What is Film Heritage?
Guests: EYE Curators Rommy Albers (Dutch Film), Mark-Paul Meyer (Expanded Cinema) and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi (Silent Film)
Screening: compilation of Short Film Pool titles selected and introduced by curators.

  • Rain Sugar Eye (Yasmijn Karhof, NL, 2006, 12 min)
  • At One View (NL, Paul de Nooijer, Menno de Nooijer, 1989, 7 min)
  • Zoo (Bert Haanstra, NL, 1962, 11 min)
  • Arthème opérateur (Ernest Servaes, FR, 1913, 7 min)

Monday, April 10 (16.00-18.30)
Silent Film Restorations: The Chemistry of Color in Silent Cinema
Guest: Ulrich Rüdel (Professor for Conservation and Restoration of Modern Media - film, photo and video - at HTW / University of Applied Sciences, Berlin)

  • De Molens die juichen en weenen (Alfred Machin, NL, 1912, 7 min)
  • Maudite soit la guerre (Alfred Machin, BE, 1914, 50 min)

(with live music)

Monday, April 24 (15.30-18.40)
Beyond Restoration: Ross Lipman’s Notfilm (2015)
Guest: Ross Lipman (independent filmmaker, essayist, and archivist - formerly Senior Film Restorer at the UCLA Film & Television Archive)

  • Notfilm (Ross Lipman, VS, 2015, 128 min)

Monday, May 1 (16.00-18.30)
Born Digital and Hybrid Film Heritage: Side by Side
Guests: Anne Gant (Head of Conservation & Digital Access, EYE) and Carlijn Fransen (director)

  • De eenzame eenheid (Carlijn Fransen, NL, 2016, 11 min)
  • Side by Side (Christopher Kenneally, VS, 2012, 99 min)

Monday, May 8 (16.00-18.10)
Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Magic Lantern
Guest: Dr. Sarah Dellmann (lecturer at Utrecht University, researcher project A Million Pictures)

  • Annet Duller and Wim Bos will present a magic lantern show with live music

Monday, May 15 (15.30-18.40)
Film Restoration Laboratories: L’Immagine Ritrovata
Guest: Davide Pozzi (Director l’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna)

  • A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, IT, 1964, 99 min)

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