EYE Film Instituut Nederland: public event and screenings

EYE Film Instituut Nederland will again be celebrating this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in its new public building on 27 October.

From the opening moment at 10 am up to 6 pm, we will have a desk at the entrance of the main hall where our curators and restorers team will do some activities and demo's of restoration work. There will also be a special table for children with pre-cinematic toys, colouring activities and quizzes. In the Basement, which is free to access by everyone, we will have Stereo-viewing boxes in display. All the regular screenings in our four film theaters will feature a short film from a century ago. Before the main feature film and each screening will be introduced by one of our curators, drawing the audiences attention to the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. On a regular Sunday, our building is visited by an average of 900 to 1,000 visitors.

Signori Giurati (1916)

In addition, at 4PM, there will be a special screening (combining invited guests and a paying audience) with live music, of the 1916 italian film SIGNORI GIURATI, restored by EYE. Mrs. Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Curator of Silent Films,  will be introducing this screening by showing a few excerpts and a PowerPoint presentation about the vulnerability of film material and the need to preserve it actively, directly referring to UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and its motto “Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation”.

We expect to have 120 people to attend this special screening.