The research project The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA). Boosting Creative Reuse for Artistic Practice and Research is one of the seven projects that will receive funding by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) within the research program Smart Culture – Arts and Culture. SEMIA aims to develop a search method that allows artists and researchers to search digitized heritage collections based on their visual characteristics such as light and color, shape or movement. The project’s objective is to establish a set of tools that is needed for the sensory exploration of moving images and it aims to provide a boost to the practice of users who seek to creatively repurpose collections.
Main-applicant is Giovanna Fossati, Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam (ASCA) and Chief Curator at EYE. Co-applicants are dr. Eef Masson of the University of Amsterdam (ASCA) and dr. Harry van Vliet of the Research Group Crossmedia of the University of Amsterdam of Applied Sciences.
The Metropolitan Museum in New York has made its entire collection available online under the Creative Commons License, which means that the images in the collection are free of use as long as it concerns non-profit use. The images can be used for many (academic) purposes.
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After the 2016 edition about the sense of smell, the Institut Français des Pays-Bas is pleased to invite you to the 7th edition of the Film&Science Festival – “Illusions : Trick & Treat your Sight”, which will be held on the 12th and 13th April from 7pm at the FilmHallen in Amsterdam. Should you wish to attend to the evenings, please, register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the number of people.
Check the full festival program here.
Imagine, the annual festival for fantastic film in the Netherlands that this year takes place from 12-22 April, 2017, in Amsterdam EYE, is looking for a curator (0,1 fte) for the festival’s side programming.
Check the vacancy here (only in Dutch).
From April 3 to May 15, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the UvA) addresses recent restoration projects and presentation forms of film heritage, varying from pre-cinema to recent experimental films and Hollywood classics. Besides regular film projections in cinemas, the lectures cover exhibitions and alternative presentation formats. Each session features a guest speaker, a Q&A and film screenings, often accompanied by live music.
For more info and the full program: eyefilm.nl/thisisfilm
On Friday, March 31st, 2017, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), organizes a festive network event in film theatre Rialto in Amsterdam. The event is devoted to the annual award for the best thesis written on a Latin American or Caribbean topic at a Dutch university in the academic year 2015-2016. The nominated master students will all give a short presentation on their thesis, after which the jury will award the prize for best thesis and, this year for the first time, the best presentation.
The program will start at 3pm with the screening of Consuming the Future, a short film by Jaime Hoogesteger, President of NALACS, and a response and discussion by social scientist and activist, Rosabla Icaza Garza. After the ceremony, from 5pm onwards, there will be drinks and bites in the bar of Rialto. Entrance is free.
NALACS Thesis Award 2015-2016
Date: Friday March 30, 2017
Time: 3-7pm (start program: 3pm, start drinks: 5pm)
Location: Rialto (Ceintuurbaan 338, 1072 GN Amsterdam)
Entrance: Free of charge and open for all to attend, both to the ceremony (3pm) and the drinks afterwards (5pm)
No registration needed, just come and join!
The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA placed 6th for this subject. With a total of 19 subjects listed in the top 50, the UvA is the highest ranked university in the Netherlands for the second consecutive year.
Edith Smit, director of the Graduate School of Communication and professor of Persuasive Communication, is extremely pleased with the achievement. ‘It reflects our constant efforts to improve our teaching and research. We were already well respected in Europe; it’s great to see that we have now also cemented our position globally.’ Richard Rogers, professor of New Media and Digital Culture and former department chair of Media Studies is also delighted with the result: ‘Our department is doing ground-breaking work and we always gain considerable international recognition in the field for the media theories and methods we develop. It’s great to see this confirmed in a major international ranking like the QS.
Read the full article here.
On Thursday March 30th, DocuDoka (of which the Film Team is part as well) organizes a film and discussion night on the encounters between tourists and refugees. The night in creative bar Doka will start with the screening of Holiday for Everyone (2017, Vakantie voor iedereen), a new documentary by Dutch film trio Annelies Wezenberg, Mark Koster and Rik Lauwen about a temporary center for asylum seekers on a Dutch holiday park and their contact with the local vacationers there. After the screening, which also includes short film and PowNed news report on similar encounters in the Mediterranean region, there will be an interactive discussion with the filmmakers as well as two experts, (former) refugee worker Rebecca Streng and philosopher Ruud Welten.
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On Thursday the 23th and Friday the 24th of February the documentary Metalepsis in Black (Aryan Kaganof, 2016, 98 min) will be screened at film theatre Cavia. Metalepsis in Black is a powerful documentary about the student activism in South Africa and the debate about the non-existent equality in education and throughout contemporary society, 22 years after the supposted abolition of apartheid.
More info & RSVP: facebook.com/events/694389974053764/.
The Research Labs in EYE on Art on 28 February and 16 May provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. In these Research Labs, students from ten art academies and universities put together a programme involving their own work and films (including remixes) from EYE’s collection. The Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms. On 28 February and 16 May EYE will award a prize for the two best projects in collaboration with Heineken H41.
Tuesday the 28th of February will be an evening in collaboration with the Film Team of the University of Amsterdam and the Piet Zwart Institute to celebrate, challenge and contradict the age-old question of happiness. The programme will feature 17 original film and artworks presented by young researchers and artists who ask you tonight: are you happy?
Visit the event on the EYE page.
The film Emerald Transmutations (2016), made by Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman and Film team member Patricia Pisters, will receive its world premiere at the Alchemy Film Festival in Hawick, UK, on Friday March 3th. Jacques Perconte will be present for a Q&A after the screening and Patricia Pisters will give a talk at the Alchemical Visions Opening Symposium on Thursday March 2nd.
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In two days time the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 (25 January – 5 February) will start! Since its founding in 1972, it has become one of the most important events in the film world, maintaining its focus on independent and experimental films by emerging and established filmmakers. Film Team member, Patricia Pisters, takes part in the jury of the Tiger Shorts and is involved in two other festival programmes, including Black Rebels, a programme of films, documentaries, tv-series and art from and about.
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Film Team member, Charles Forceville, will give a plenary lecture, entitled “Literal and Metaphoric / Metonymic FORCE Schemes in Animation Films,” at the 3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language, to be held from 26-28 April 2017 at the University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia.
Click here for more information about the conference.
Sounds of Silence festival presents silent film masterpieces with cutting edge contemporary music, performed live. This year they celebrate our 3rd edition, coming to The Hague in February 24-26, 2017. The festival is sponsored by Gemeente Den Haag and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and hosted by theatre De Nieuwe Regentes, the Hague.
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On Sunday January 22nd from 2.30-4pm the Joods Cultureel Kwartier (JHM) organizes a film afternoon on ‘The Jewish Identity. The main film of the afternoon is the ‘mockumentary’ Zelig (1983) by Woody Allen. This fictional documentary highlights the life and period of Leonard Zelig (played by Woody Allen), the ‘human chameleon’, whose overwhelming desire to conform is reflected in the ability to take on to the face and physical characteristics of whom he happens to meet. Film Studies alumni Amir Vodka will give a talk at the event.
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On Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 4pm, EYE Filmmuseum presents the latest film by cultural theorist and critic Mieke Bal. Reasonable Doubt (2016) is an experiment to audio-visualise ‘thought’. Mixing docu-drama with theoretical fiction, the project stages scenes from the lives of philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) and the Swedish Queen Kristina (1626-1689). The screening is introduced by Mieke Bal, and followed by a Q&A session led by Giovanna Fossati, chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam.
For tickets, please visit eyefilm.nl.
We are proud to announce that we, the Film Studies Division of the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam, have become an official partner of DocuDoka, a bimonthly film and discusison night in Doka (Volkshotel Amsterdam) that explores the adverse effects of globalization. Every two months (usually the last Thursday of that month) an urgent issue in today’s global society will be discussed on the basis of a documentary and discussion with special guests and the audience.
The first DocuDoka of 2017 will focus on the help and harm of volunteer tourism. On Friday January 27th, the film and discussion will start with the world premiere of Making a Difference (2017), a documentary on voluntourism made by Dutch film trio Brechtje Boeke, Kuba Szutkowski and Reinier Vriend. After the screening they will open a discussion on the ethics of voluntourism together with Krista Arriëns from Rambam, the satirical journalistic Dutch television program that recently aired a critical episode on voluntourism.
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As a central part of International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR Short Film is a unique showcase of artists’ moving image and experimental film for works under 60 minutes. Shown on a variety of formats from 3D to 35mm film, it is a celebration of all forms of film and video. The 2017 edition of IFFR Short Film presents 23 films in the Tiger Competition for Short Films, now in its 12th year. Three award winners will be selected by a jury of three, comprising Finnish artist Salla Tykkä, Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator of International Art (Film) at Tate, and Patricia Pisters, Professor of Media Studies and Film team member at the University of Amsterdam.
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Digital media agency 87 Seconds is looking for an intern in Business Development to join their Dutch team based in Amsterdam in early 2017 (January-May). 87 Seconds has specialized in the creation of short and catchy explanation videos, which can be used for different communication purposes, such as increasing visibility or facilitating comprehension of internal communication tools.
Interested? Check here for the full vacancy or visit www.87seconds.com.
The intern will work to acquire new projects in varied sectors:
– Determination of relevant markets, database creation, direct marketing (calling, emailing, events) monitoring and weekly reporting (exploration stage)
– participation in meetings, understanding of customer needs and commercial proposal, graphic research with the creative team (consultancy stage with project leaders)