Eye International Conference 2020
The 6th Eye International Conference hosts the 12th Orphan Film Symposium
The annual Eye International Conference explores contemporary archival and academic debates, and in 2020 hosts the biennial Orphan Film Symposium. ‘Orphans 12’ gathers archivists, scholars, artists, collectors, curators, preservationists, technical experts, students, cinephiles, and others devoted to saving, studying, and screening neglected audiovisual media.
Eye Filmmuseum joins NYU Cinema Studies and the Tisch School of the Arts to host three full days and four nights of screenings and presentations in Amsterdam. Orphans 12 explores Water, Climate, and Migration. Presenters will address these urgent but perennial subjects by examining how neglected works have represented, imagined, and recorded these intertwined phenomena throughout the history of moving images.
Opening screenings on Saturday, May 23. Full days and evenings of symposium presentations and screenings on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Various activities at the Eye Collection Centre on Wednesday, May 27.
Expert presenters, selected from an open call for proposals, will discuss and show rediscovered and newly preserved films from archives and collections around the world. The event will again showcase a wide array of rare and rediscovered orphan films – silent, experimental, independent, scientific, documentary, educational, newsreel, sponsored, nontheatrical, fragmentary, amateur, industrial, personal, incomplete, and other films from outside the commercial mainstream.
Updates also at www.NYU.edu/orphanfilm
- Dan Streible (NYU/Orphans)
- Eef Masson (UvA)
- Giovanna Fossati (Eye/UvA)
- Gerdien Smit (Eye)
- Jennifer Peterson (Woodbury University)
Eye International Conference
- Giovanna Fossati (President)
- Gerdien Smit (Secretary)
- Frank Roumen (Meet the Archive)