The San Francisco Silent Film Festival and EYE Film Instituut Nederland have rich history of collaborating to bring the archive’s newest silent era restorations to American audiences. Over the years the festival has been honored to host EYE’s North American premieres of Beyond the Rocks (1922), J’Accuse (1918), Shoes (1916), and The Spanish Dancer (1923).
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record. Throughout the year, SFSFF produces events that showcase important titles from the silent era, often in restored or preserved prints, with live musical accompaniment by some of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of putting music to film. Each presentation exemplifies the extraordinary quality that Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls “live cinema.”
EYE Film Instituut Nederland, the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the Netherlands. Through its activities and services, EYE aims to foster a viable film industry in the Netherlands and to promote Dutch film at home and abroad.