EYE Film Institute Netherlands celebrates the World Day

This year, celebrating the day for the first time in its new grand building, EYE will undertake various actions to draw its visitors’ attention to the vulnerability of audiovisual heritage.

The main screening will be the reprise of DE BERTHA, the recently discovered and restored 1913 film starring the Dutch film diva Annie Bos in one of her earliest surviving roles.

Furthermore, throughout the day, EYEs collection and restoration specialists will be present at the “film heritage” desk at the entrance, showing and telling before/after sequences from restorations, and answering questions about film preservation and EYEs running projects.

All patrons visiting EYE will receive a small gift item, encouraged to participate in quizzes or other activities  about film history. Those visiting the film theaters will be surprised with hundred year old short films before the regular film screenings. The EYE shop will feature discounts on a big number of items related to the film collection.

Furthermore, to reach out to a worldwide audience, from 27 Oct. on, EYE will give internet access (through its Youtube channel) to a small selection of its oldest films, from 1897 to 1899.

Frame enlargement from DE BERTHA (1913, NL, Louis Chrispijn sr.)