The Austrian Film Museum presents film works principally in the form of analog film projections and is committed to locating prints in their original format (35mm and 16mm). Video and digitally-produced works as well as Television productions are screened either on video or digitally as required. Exceptions are noted where appropriate.
The Wedding March, 1928, Erich von Stroheim (Foto: Courtesy of Photoplay Productions)
November 23 to 27, 2017

Visions of Vienna

Book Launch and Film Series
On the occasion of the publication of her new work on the cinematic Vienna of the 1920s and 1930s, the Film Museum invited Alexandra Seibel to cocurate a small film program of both rare and canonical Vienna-set films. To start off the film series, Alexandra Seibel will present the key images and ideas of her book, whereas the conclusion of the program will come in the form of a screening of selected "ephemeral" films organized by the Film Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute – unknown, fragmentary and/or anonymous finds from the joint ongoing research project "I-Media-Cities." The series will include world-famous classics such as Erich von Stroheim's The Wedding March (1928) and Max Ophüls Liebelei (1933), but also rarities such as the opening film Reunion in Vienna (1933). [...]
Beregis' avtomobilja (Vorsicht, Autodieb!) 1966, Ėl'dar Rjazanov
October 13 to November 30, 2017

Utopia and Correction

Soviet Cinema, 1926–1940 and 1956–1977
This year, the joint retrospective of the Austrian Film Museum and the Viennale, titled "Utopia and Correction", will present films from two specific creative periods in Soviet cinema: the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the time during and after the cultural "Thaw" following Stalin's death. [...]
Last Supper, 1992, Robert Frank (Foto: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
November 10 to 27, 2017

Robert Frank

In November, parallel to a large photography exhibition at the Albertina, the Film Museum will show the willful film oeuvre of legendary American photographer Robert Frank, as well as a new documentary film portrait of the artist, Don't Blink – Robert Frank (Laura Israel, 2015). [...]
Zero Dark Thirty, 2012, Kathryn Bigelow (Foto: Jonathan Olley)
December 1, 2017 to January 4, 2018

Bigelow & Co.

Films by Kathryn Bigelow, Lizzie Borden, Amy Heckerling and Susan Seidelman
We show Kathryn Bigelow's work in the context of three female directors of her generation whose highly individual styles have been shaped by New York's bustling (proto) no wave scene: Lizzie Borden, Amy Heckerling und Susan Seidelman. [...]
Slidin’ – Alles bunt und wunderbar, 1998, Barbara Albert, Michael Grimm, Reinhard Jud
December 7, 2017 to January 3, 2018

This Is Not America – Austrian Drifters

Vienna, 1976: the Arena was taken over by young people demanding an autonomous cultural center. The interlacing of filmmaking, pop culture and political activism reached (in Austrian terms) a decisive impulse that the program "This Is Not America – Austrian Drifters" follows to the present day. Numerous guests will be present. [...]

Driftwood: Colin Ross

Online Presentation and Film Program

The results of the research project on the work of Colin Ross (1885-1945), a popular travelogue film maker, travel book author and public lecturer, coordinated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, have been made accessible on the website Mapping Colin Ross. On December 3, 2017, excerpts from Ross's film materials will be presented at the Film Museum.
Produktionsfoto zu "Rebellion", Michael Haneke im Gespräch mit Branko Samarovski

Collection Online: Michael Haneke

Since 2003, Michael Haneke has been gradually transferring his papers and the documentation of his works to the Austrian Film Museum. The Michael Haneke Collection is now online:

School in the Cinema

Our educational program School in the Cinema is offering 16 free classes for students aged 5 to 18 and all school types.