The course


The Cinema Oostereiland, Hoorn

The Cinema Oostereiland in Hoorn, which has been open since September 2011, is the largest movie theatre in the Kop van Noord-Holland region.

It is a very special arthouse cinema, arising out of the renovation of the former Hoorn jail, where a hotel has also been built, hosting its guests in what were previously the inmates' prison cells.

The programming offers a wide choice of titles, from historical films to up-to-date documentaries and experimental arthouse films, from classics to premières.

Course participants will enjoy the experience of arriving at the cinema by boat directly from Amsterdam.

Cinema Oostereiland
Krententuin 25
1621 DG Hoorn


The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) is a cultural-historical organization of national interest. It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science and the general public.

A view of the building

The building, designed by the Neutelings Riedijk Architects, was completed in 2006.
The overall form is a large bill-board box, with famous television images plastered on the exterior, a graphic design by Jaap Drupsteen. This cubed pattern is only interrupted by the transparent glass introduction.
The cube building block takes on new material, and transforms into void space in the interior.
The juxtaposition of altered natural light and artificial cubed "space" captures the meaning of media in our new digital age.


A view of the building inside

The Sound and Vision Institute has one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. It manages over 70% of the Dutch audiovisual heritage.
The collection contains more than 750,000 hours of television, radio, music and film since 1898 until today.
This is a place where, thanks to digital projection techniques that ensure films will attract new spectators and new ways of enjoying them, their conservation is guaranteed daily through a process of digitalization which DGT participants will be able to witness personally.

The Institute’s concept for helping visitors to get the most from the Media Experience depends on promoting interaction. The Institute for Sound and Vision worked with RFID technology specialists CoreRFID who supply the readers that provide the electronic link between the visitors and the exhibition.
Visitors to the Media Experience register details such as their email address, age and name. In return they are given an RFID tag embedded in a ring to use as their key to the various exhibits. As visitors tour the Media Experience they apply their ring to reader points. This triggers the presentation of relevant material including age-selected content.

Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision
Media park - Sumatralaan 45
1217 GP Hilversum, the Netherlands


Gofilex, Zeist

Gofilex has over 35 years of experience in providing distribution services to the Dutch film Industry.

Gofilex works in close collaboration with NVF and NVB, the Dutch distributors’ and exhibitors’ associations. It is a non-profit organisation which represents the interests of all members and monitors the logistics of content and the corresponding trends in the Dutch film industry, but also HD’s, trailers and all relevant POS materials.

Since 2008 Gofilex has been providing digital logistic solutions that deliver film content from sources to cinemas via secured managed file transfer. Gofilex ODD™ (Organized Digital Distribution) technology is facilitating the digital delivery to multiple cinemas across the Netherlands and Europe. Thus the digital and physical logistics are integrated into one workflow.

Huis ter Heideweg 18
3705 LZ – Zeist

The CineLounge, Houten

In 1984, Rob Wolf and his wife Maddy opened one of the first service cinemas in the Netherlands: Cinema Roma in Wijchen. The formula proved a success and in 2002 opened its doors in Malden Cine Twins, Take Ten in Uden in 2005 and in March 2010 CineLounge in Houten.

CineLounge combines innovative technologies - it was in fact the first complex in the Netherlands to become 100% digital - with tradition: it has brought a new lease of life to the country's "bioscoop service", a tradition existing in small cinemas with a bar in the auditorium, where bonafide waiters managed to make themselves almost invisible, serving drinks and snacks to spectators during screenings.

At CineLounge, the armchair seating is spacious and comfortable and each seat has a table with its own soft dusk light. Throughout the screening snacks and drinks can be ordered from the extensive menu and are served at the table in the small, cozy auditoriums.