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.
March 2 to April 5, 2018

John Huston | William Wyler

in Dialogue with Frank Capra, John Ford and George Stevens
John Huston and William Wyler are among the most significant American filmmakers. We will show selected films by these directors in dialogue with three of their contemporaries: Frank Capra, John Ford and George Stevens. All five directors were profoundly marked by the experiences of World War II and their filmic contributions to the U.S. Army's war effort.
John Huston stands out as one of the most prominent figures of international cinema both as director and actor. Although his films met with praise as often as dismissal, his larger-than-life presence guaranteed popularity, underpinned by a "second career" as actor in memorable roles in films such as Chinatown (1974). [...]
Kopf, ca. 1970, Maria Lassnig © 2017 Maria Lassnig Stiftung
April 5, 2018

Maria Lassnig: Films in progress

After their premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, we are proud to present a selection of both finished films and film fragments made by Maria Lassnig in 1970s New York. These "films in progress" were digitized by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in collaboration with the Film Museum and completed in the spirit of Lassnig. [...]
Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (Das Mädchen aus der Streichholzfabrik), 1990, Aki Kaurismäki
April 6 to May 3, 2018

The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki

The Film Museum devotes the month of April to one of the contemporary greats: Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki (*1957) made a name for himself in the 1980s with works such as the laconic road movie Ariel, proving his exceptional talent far beyond the borders of Finland and becoming an international audience favorite. [...]

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:

Film Online: Mapping Colin Ross

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.