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Siegfried Mattl © Austrian Film Museum

The Austrian Film Museum mourns the passing of Siegfried Mattl. The historian and cultural scholar, who died on April 25, 2015, was head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society and a lecturer at the University of Vienna. With his teaching, publications, research projects and exhibitions, he opened a new dimension in contemporary history studies.[...]

April 10 to May 3, 2015

There is hardly another brand name in the history of cinema that has achieved the legendary status of the Technicolor Corporation. As "Glorious Technicolor," the color process became a central component of the Classical Hollywood myth – the epitome of the dream factory’s supremacy in terms of glamour, production expenditures and technical excellence. Technicolor was not just bigger than life, it was also more beautiful and more colorful.[...]

April 30 and May 1, 2015

Andrej Končalovskij's The Postman's White Nights and Aleksej Fedorčenko's Angels of Revolution, two outstanding Russian films from 2014 will not be shown commercially in Austria. Together, these major works reveal crucial facets of a country which stands at the center of media attention today. The Crossing Europe Film Festival and the Film Museum have jointly organized premiere screenings in Linz and Vienna.[...]

May 3 to May 7, 2015

Nothing fixed the image of the Holocaust more permanently than the footage filmed at the concentration camps immediately after they were liberated. This program presents these films in their various contexts, contrasted and complemented by forgotten and rejected images from secret and aborted film productions as well as by privately made amateur films  (including those shot by U.S. soldiers like Sam Fuller and George Stevens).[...]

May 8 to June 21, 2015

Three veritable giants of cinema are at the center of the Film Museum's May-June program. Through their struggle for artistic autonomy, they created new possibilities for cinematic storytelling: Joseph Losey, Nicholas Ray, and Orson Welles. The six-week retrospective includes 44 works – a rich selection from the oeuvres of these three directors, aiming to represent their artistic creation as well as their biographical paths.[...]

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Chuck Jones (May 10, 1983)

In Person: Video Documents 1975-2013

Rare footage of the Film Museum's

international guests in conversation


Selenophon Tonfilmschau Austria: Charly [sic] Chaplin in Wien (1931)


Die Rückseite des Films

The "flipside" of film history


The First World War in moving pictures

Kinonedelja – Online Edition
Dziga Vertov's earliest newsreel films

The Making of F.W. Murnau's Tabu

Takes & outtakes from Murnau's final film

StadtFilmWien & Stadtfilme

All kinds of ephemeral films about Vienna



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