The Amsterdam Schedule

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EYE Collection Day + Opening EYE International Conference “The Reel Thing”

How to deal with film material that can hardly be presented due to changing technological conditions or screening contexts? On this day, EYE curators will demonstrate how film history can be made to come alive using new technologies and different presentation options, based on four films from the collection. All presentations are in English. Words of welcome from Giovanna Fossati, Chief Curator EYE.


Bloedgeld (Blood Money)
For decades this British-Dutch detective film was considered lost until it resurfaced recently. EYE collection specialists will be presenting a ‘work-in-progress’ version of the film which throws light on the various restoration techniques. A presentation by Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, curator Silent Film and film restorer Annike


The 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam
The ninth edition of the Olympic Games was held in Amsterdam in the summer of 1928. The Italian film company Luce assembled the available footage into a long film, but the material disappeared into the vaults of the Dutch Central Film Archive (Nederlandsch Centraal Filmarchief). Following the closure of this archive, the several acts of the film were dispersed over the collections of EYE and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Beeld en Geluid). On 21 August 2016,  the copy preserved by the International Olympic Committee premiered at EYE as a feature film as the result of  a collaboration with EYE and Beeld en Geluid. For the Collection Day, EYE presents a special 45-minute version of the film. Introduction by Rommy Albers, curator Dutch film, commentary by sports historian Jurryt van de Vooren.


Le poème électronique
This unparalleled multimedia show was performed in the spectacular Philips Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958. The film material is preserved in EYE’s collection. Architect Jan de Heer and composer Kees Tazelaar provided a brand new digital reconstruction of Le poème électronique in collaboration with EYE. The reconstruction, which will premiere on this day, will be introduced by Blandine Joret, assistant professor Media Studies (University of Amsterdam), Kees Tazelaar and Jan de Heer. The new book by Jan de Heer and Kees Tazelaar: Van harmonie naar chaos: Le Corbusier, Varèse, Xenakis en Le poème électronique will be launched this afternoon. Following the presentation of  Le poème électronique, Slagwerk Den Haag will perform two parts from Iannis Xenakis’ Pléiades in EYE’s Arena.


#5 / Joost Rekveld + opening EYE International Conference presents “The Reel Thing”
The work of the internationally acclaimed Dutch multimedia artist Joost Rekveld was added to EYE’s collection in 2015. Joost Rekveld (1970)  has been making abstract films and kinetic installations originally based on ‘music for the eye’ since 1991. With a presentation by Simona Monizza (curator Experimental Film) and Joost Rekveld.

Grand Opening of The Reel Thing
This final presentation will be followed by the opening of the EYE International Conference with Sandra den Hamer (CEO), Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator) and Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, founders and curators of the “The Reel Thing” symposium.

Opening Reception.  Afterwards, Haghefilm Digitaal and EYE invite you for drinks in the foyer of Cinema 1.


11:00 – 13:00

Film Restoration Using Classical Conservation/Restoration Tools and Techniques
Ulrich Ruedel, University of Applied Science, Berlin
Anke Mebold, Deutsches Filminstitut,  Wiesbaden

 Restoring Fritz Lang’s DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny)
Anke Wilkening, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Dick Higgins’ “For the Dead”: The Challenges of Preserving a Moebius Strip Loop Film
Kristof Efferenn, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Arnaud Obermann, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart


13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 16:30

HDR Grading Applied to Film Heritage
Audrey Birrien, Éclair

Preservation Metadata for DPX
Marjolein Steeman, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Josefien Schuurman, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

The Restoration of Le fer à cheval (1909) by Camille de Morlhon
Marcello Seregni, Associazione  Culturale Hommelette (Trieste) I Fondazione Cineteca ltaliana Alice Rispoli, Associazione Culturale Hommelette (Trieste) I Cineteca del Friuli

16:30 – 17:00 – Break

17:00 – 18:30

Building a Flexible High Resolution Scanner for Legacy Film Capture
Daniel Borenstein, Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée
Chris Hall, Filmlight Ltd, UK

Preserving Imperfection – Ethics and Pragmatism in Digital Preservation
Tone Føreland, National Library of Norway

18:30 – 20:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Screening:  In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, 1967, USA)



11:00 – 13:00

Innovating Analogue Lab Techniques for use in the Digital Age
Gerard de Haan, Haghefilm Digitaal

Recovering Early Optical Sound
Simon Lund, Cineric, Inc.

Acoustics for Small Rooms
Gilles Barberis, l’lmmagine Ritrovata
Lorenzo Rattini, DAS – DecoAcousticSolution

13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 16:30

Restoring Ula Stöckl’s Neun Leben Hat Die Katze (The Cat Has Nine Lives)
Julia Wallmüller, Deutsche Kinemathek

Traditional Photochemical Printing – Sharing Laboratory Techniques
Tiago Ganhão, Cinemateca Portuguesa
Paolo Bernardini, Cinemateca Portuguesa

The Digital Release of Napoleon vu par Abel Gance (1927)
Ben Thompson, BFI National Archive
Paul Wright MIET – Dragon Digital Ltd.

16:30 – 17:00 – Break

17:00 – 18:30

Preservation and Accessibility of Digital Born and Digitized Film
Jeroen De Mol, EYE Filmmuseum
Ernst van Velzen, EYE Filmmuseum
Annegien Schrier, EYE Filmmuseum

The REMI Project – Handmade Emulsion Primitive Colour
Esther Urlus, WORM Filmwerkplaats


18:30 – 20:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Screening: Un Chapeau de Paille d’Italie (René Clair, 1927, FR)



9:00 – 12:30 Workshop Hands on with open source film preservation formats by Erwin Verbruggen (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)
10:00 – 11:00 EYE-D interactive presentation by Jeroen de Mol (EYE Filmmuseum)
10:00 – 11:00 Tour of the Collection Centre – Group 1
11:00 – 12:00 Tour of the Collection Centre – Group 2
11:15 – 12:00 Presentation of the research-based art project Jan Bot by filmmakers Bram Loogman and Pablo Núñez Palma
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 14:00 Tour of the Collection Centre – Group 3
13:30 – 14:15 Presentation of the research-based art project Jan Bot by filmmakers Bram Loogman and Pablo Núñez Palma
14:00 – 15:00 EYE-D interactive presentation by Jeroen de Mol (EYE Filmmuseum)
14:00 – 15:00 Tour of the Collection Centre – Group 4
16:00 – 17:00








Book presentation Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography. The Case of the Netherlands Filmmuseum (1946-2000) by Bregt Lameris
– Words of welcome from Giovanna Fossati, Chief Curator EYE Filmmuseum
– Introduction from Maryse Elliott, Commissioning Editor Amsterdam University Press
– Words from Claudy op den Kamp, Bournemouth University
– Words from Bregt Lameris, University of Zurich
– Screening Bits & Pieces (nrs. 1-11) with live music by Martin de Ruiter
17:00 Drinks
19:15 EYE on Art “Theresienstadt: Film or Truth”