Engaging new audiences with old and new experimental film: The E*Cinema Academy film series at EYE Filmmuseum

In 2012 EYE, the former Nederlands Filmmuseum, moved to its new building, gaining two additional theatres and an ex­­­­­hibition venue. This allowed increasing the frequency of exhibitions, their variety, and the flow of visitors, in line with the expectations of current cultural and fund polices. In a couple of years, EYE shifted from mainly a […]

Virtual Reality installation CARNE y ARENA

From 15 June to 27 August 2018, EYE Film Institute Netherlands will present the virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) by director Alejandro González Iñárritu. During the summer the installation will run in Amsterdam as part of EYE’s Xtended series, which focuses on debate-sparking virtual reality projects by filmmakers and artists. […]

NECS 2018 Amsterdam, conference programme online

The program of the 12th annual NECS Conference, which will take place from 27-29 June 2018 in Amsterdam, is now available online. Keynote speakers for the conference include Henry Jenkins (University of South California), Lisa Parks (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Kiki Tianqi Yu (University of the West of Scotland). NECS Conference activities will take […]

CCVA Hors-conference in collaboration with Café Chercher

On Saturday the 30th of June from 14.30-17h Café Chercher will organise an afternoon of unfinished research projects for the Cinema and Contemporary Visual Art workgroup (CCVA) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Doelenzaal at the University Library (Singel 425, Amsterdam). This is an hors-conference event following the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies 2018 Conference (NECS): Media Tactics and Engagement (27-29 June) which is hosted by […]

The NECS 2018 Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS  The University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are happy to present   The NECS 2018 Conference Media Tactics and Engagement 27-29 June 2018 Hosted by the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam  Pre-Conference Media in Transition 26 June 2018 Hosted by Utrecht University Post-Conference […]

NECS 2018 in Amsterdam

The NECS 2018 conference will take place at the University of Amsterdam, organised by NECSUS editorial board members Patricia Pisters and Jaap Kooijman, among others. Kooijman has created a short video to announce the conference. More details coming in the months to follow.

Of calendars and industries: IDFA and CPH:DOX

This article focuses on the strategies developed by two Northern European documentary film festivals – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX) – to position themselves in the international festival ecosystem and develop a differentiated identity.[1] Over the past ten years I have been conducting research at documentary film […]

Filming for the Future

NECSUS editor Patricia Pisters has published a book titled Filming for the Future: The Work of Louis van Gasteren. This is the first monograph on the filmmaker to be published in English. The promotion of the book was held on 22 November 2015 in Amsterdam at the cultural center Paradiso and included the presence of the […]

Seamless Reality at IDFA

For the third time at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), IDFA DocLab and de Brakke Grond present a joint themed program on the documentary and the digital revolution. This year’s theme is titled: Seamless Reality. A total of thirty installations and interactive projects can be seen and experienced at the free DocLab: Seamless Reality Exhibition, including […]

‘Golden road’ to open access in Amsterdam

SPUI25 in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam is hosting a workshop on open access publishing on 17 April 2015 at 14.30h. Using NECSUS as a core case study, questions concerning the future of scholarly publishing will be addressed. NECSUS editors Annie van den Oever and Patricia Pisters serve as […]

Pisters on the academic system

NECSUS editor and University of Amsterdam professor Patricia Pisters has written a short article titled ‘Jams, Loops and Downward Spirals in the Academic System’ which is translated and reprinted on the Rethink UvA website. The article was written in conjunction with the student and staff protests at the University of Amsterdam and their efforts to […]

Student protests at the University of Amsterdam

On Friday the 13th of February an organisation of concerned students calling itself The New University occupied one of the University of Amsterdam’s buildings. The students are protesting the financialisation of academic life and are calling for the radical democratisation of university management. The occupation and protests are ongoing. An online petition with more than […]

Colour Fantastic @ EYE Film Institute

EYE Film Institute Netherlands will organise the conference Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema from 29-31 March 2015 in Amsterdam. This conference will explore contemporary archival and academic debates around colour in the silent film era. Keynote speakers include the filmmaker Peter Delpeut, Professor Tom Gunning (University of Chicago), and Professor Vanessa Toulmin (University […]

Precarious Aesthetics: From Webcams to the Moon

The exhibition Precarious Aesthetics: From Webcams to the Moon, featuring the work of Paula Albuquerque and Daniela de Paulis, opens on 17 January 2015 at Bradwolff Projects in Amsterdam. The exhibition runs until 15 February 2015. On 8 February 2015 NECSUS editor Patricia Pisters will join Albuquerque for an art salon event at 16h. Read […]

Trans* film festivals: An interview with Eliza Steinbock

by Skadi Loist and Marijke de Valck On a sunny August afternoon in Amsterdam, Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist of the Film Festival Research Network met cultural analyst, festival programmer, and filmmaker Eliza Steinbock (currently working as a lecturer and researcher at Maastricht University). The discussion ranged from Amsterdam-based transgender film festivals to issues […]