Eye International Conference 2019

25-28 mei 2019

The 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference hosted by the 5th Eye International Conference: 


Women and the Silent Screen (WSS), an international conference held biennially, brings together research focusing on all forms of women’s presence in the earliest decades of motion picture history. After its first edition in Utrecht in 1999, the conference is coming back to the Netherlands to celebrate its twentieth year. The theme of WSS X is Sisters, taken both literally and figuratively within a wide range of theoretical and historical angles.

The Eye International Conference, held annually, explores contemporary archival and academic debates, catering to film heritage professionals, scholars, archivists, curators, and restorers. The conference includes panels and special screenings of (restored) films.


Dates: Saturday May 25 to Tuesday May 28, 2019
Location: Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

*Registration and Fees




Early Bird Passe-partout (25-28 May) before April 1


Passe-partout (25-28 May)


Day Ticket (Sunday 26 May)


Day Ticket (Monday 27 May)


Day Ticket (Tuesday 28 May)

*Registrations will open in early February

For any inquiries, you may contact


Programme Committee
  • Annette Förster (WFHI) 
  • Giovanna Fossati (Eye/UvA)
  • Minette Hillyer (WFHI/Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Jennifer Horne (WFHI/University of California Santa Cruz)
  • Asli Ozgen-Tuncer (UvA)
  • Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi (Eye)
  • Gerdien Smit (Eye)


Steering Committee

Eye International Conference

  • Giovanna Fossati (President)
  • Gerdien Smit (Secretary)
  • Frank Roumen (Eye Collection Day)