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.
California Sun, 2015, Thom Andersen & Andrew Kim (Courtesy of Thom Andersen and Lux, London)
September 22 to October 4, 2017

Thom Andersen

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum
In manifold ways – as filmmaker and lecturer, author and curator, and cultural historian making interdisciplinary connections – Thom Andersen has crucially expanded the debate about moving images over more than 50 years: a gift passed on by the Film Museum in its entirety. [...]
Velvet Goldmine, 1998, Todd Haynes
September 29 to October 8, 2017

Todd Haynes

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum
Todd Haynes (*1961) will visit the Austrian Film Museum for the first time, bringing with him not only his rarely screened early works and his widely celebrated features, but also his most recent film Wonderstruck, a virtuoso piece of cinematic craft and historical (re-)imagination. [...]
Sans soleil (Ohne Sonne) (Kadervergrößerung ÖFM)
September 5 to October 12, 2017

Life and Cinema, Fuel to the Fire

Wave Goodbye – The Utopia of Film
Rounding off 13 years of The Utopia of Film, the Film Museum will show 13 programs. Two artist's talks will conclude the series: Aysun Bademsoy and Christian Petzold will speak about Harun Farocki and Ulrich Seidl and Monika Willi will speak about Michael Glawogger. [...]
Setfoto "La Pianiste / Die Klavierspielerin", 2001, Michael Haneke
October 5, 2017

Michael Haneke | Isabelle Huppert

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum
With great regret, Isabelle Huppert had to cancel her planned visit to the Film Museum as her current shooting schedule underwent significant changes. She will now address the Viennese audience in form of a video message. To our great joy, Michael Haneke has agreed to fill the "vacant spot". [...]
Henry Fonda in "My Darling Clementine", 1946, John Ford
August 30 to Oktober 11, 2017

Henry Fonda for President

He projected something that reached far beyond the cinematic fictions he served. When he passed away, several obituaries declared him the greatest actor of classical Hollywood cinema. But his talent in this field does not explain the special impact he still has on the American imaginary. [...]
Das Unsichtbare Kino © ÖFM/Bruno Klomfar
October 7, 2017

Long Night of Museums

In exciting and surprising 20-minute programs, the Austrian Film Museum offers its guests a journey through the world of film and its history of more than 100 years. The shows will start in half-hourly intervals. [...]



The largest film library in Austria

Periodicals Collection

422 publications in over 20 languages

Dziga Vertov Collection

The broadest collection outside Russia

Schlemmer Frame Collection

2254 film frames spanning six decades

Ephemeral Paper & Documents Collection

21827 files of film-related documents

Animal locomotion – 16 frames of racehorse "Annie G." galloping, ca. 1887, Eadweard Muybridge

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.


In Person: Video Documents
Prominent guest appearances since 1975
Kinonedelja – Online Edition
Dziga Vertov's first contribution to cinema
First World War 1914-1918
Austria in Sound and Vision: 1935-1937
Weekly newsreel series in Austria
Cinematic representations of Vienna
and many others