General information

The archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) in Hilversum, of EYE in Amsterdam, and of the National Archive in The Hague contain the visual history of the past 100 years. Films, documentaries, radiobroadcast, and television programmes comprise more than 700.000 hours worth of material. The costs for creating this oeuvre have run into the billions. The educational, cultural, and economical value of this material is unprecedented.


Information about de consortium partners responsible for the project Images for the Future. Images for the Future is a project by EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, National Archives and Knowledgeland.

eCommons3: first impressions

01 November 2012 On 11 and 12 October, the third edition of Economies of the Commons themed Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives took place, exceeding the previous editions in scope and numbers. The large-scale digitization project Images for the Future had a central place in eCommons3, with a full track about “the challenge of large numbers” and several reflections on the achievements and (un)met challenges throughout the conference.

Economies of the Commons 3 – Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives

11 October 2012 Economies of the Commons 3: Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives will be the biggest ‘eCommons’ yet with two streams of extraordinary keynotes, presentations, hands-on workshops and plenty of networking. The conference will look at two themes: The challenge of large numbers: Digitization and restoration of film, A/V and photography and The future of archives: The Economies of Sharing & Re-Imagining the Archive.

Dániel Szöllösi wins film remix competition Celluloid Remix

25 May 2012 Dániel Szöllösi has won first prize in the competition Celluloid Remix 2: Found Footage. The results were announced at EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam on 24 May 2012. Szöllösi’s winning remix, Untitled, features clips from the EYE collection reworked into a composition for multiple smartphones.

Images for the Future partner in Open Cultural Data

01 February 2012 a network that facilitates open access to cultural data and stimulates the development of value-added cultural applications. Images for the Future supports the Open Culture Data network by providing access to as many available open datasets in the project as possible, making special cultural awards available and by jointly organising hackathons.