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The 5th Eye International Conference hosts the 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference: Sisters, at the Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam, from Saturday May 25 to Wednesday May 29, 2019.

Once a year, Eye Filmmuseum is the venue for an international conference attended by film scholars, archivists, curators, and restorers. The conferences are organized in collaboration with national and international partners from both the academic world and the field of film heritage. In 2019, the 5th Eye International Conference will host the 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference (WSS), a biennial international conference focused on all forms of women’s involvement during the earliest decades of film history. Having first convened in Utrecht in 1999, WSS returns to the Netherlands in celebration of its twentieth year of activity.

The theme of WSS 10 is SISTERS, to be explored both literally and figuratively, using different methods, and from a range of historical and theoretical angles. The programme includes special keynote lectures by Prof. Jacqueline Stewart and Dr. Annette Förster, film screenings, activities in Eye’s Collection Centre, and access to Eye’s Collection Day on May 25.


·         Filibus by Mario Roncoroni (IT, 1915)

·         Women of Ryazan by Olga Preobrazhenskaya and Ivan Pravov (SU, 1927)

·         Lights of Old Broadway by Monta Bell (USA, 1925)

Dates: Saturday May 25 to Wednesday May 29, 2019

Location: Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For any inquiries, you may contact

Eye Filmmuseum, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam