Program October 2023 to January 2024

(October 20, 2023 to January 10, 2024)

October 20, 2023 to January 10, 2024

Raúl Ruiz

The Austrian Film Museum honors director, artist and writer Raúl Ruiz with a comprehensive retrospective in collaboration with the Viennale. Raúl Ruiz – born in Chile in 1941; shortly after the coup d'etat of 1973, exiled in France, where he died in 2011 – is primarily known for his film work. But he was also an extremely productive, well-read, and innovative artist in whose work a wide variety of places, styles and aesthetic traditions come together. [...]
November 2, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Constanze Ruhm

Retrospective and Carte Blanche

Constanze Ruhm's extensive film and video work is one of the most innovative examinations of feminist subjectivity, sociality, and the essence of (film) history. [...]
November 5 and December 8, 2023

Cinema for Little Ones

Expedition in the Realm of Movie Animals

Cinema for Little Ones brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. This time, we are on an expedition in the realm of movie animals. [...]
November 16, 2023 to January 8, 2024

Laura Mulvey

Retrospective and Carte Blanche

In a comprehensive retrospective, we honor a feminist whose importance as a filmmaker has always stood in the shadow of her prominence as a theorist: Laura Mulvey. [...]
December 6 to 8, 2023

In Person

Hito Steyerl

Munich-born artist, filmmaker, theorist, and professor Hito Steyerl and her work have in the past few years been present at nearly every major event in the art world and she is one of the most influential contemporary artists. [...]
December 10, 2023

Collection on Screen

Michael Pilz – Part 2

This spring, we presented a selection of works by Austrian gem Michal Pilz whose films are preserved at the Austrian Film Museum. In small steps and as part of our monthly series Collection of Screen, we will extend this retrospective, this time with Siberian Diary  Days At Apanas (2003). [...]
December 13, 2023

Lisl Ponger

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

With her Super 8 films from the 1970s, Lisl Ponger is one of the pioneers of avant-garde film in Austria. After the film program, Sara Piñeros Cortes and Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg will moderate the talk with the artist. [...]
December 14, 2023 & January 6 and 10, 2024

The Amos Vogel Atlas – Chapter 15

The Poetry of Tableaux Vivants

In cinema's early years, still tableaus were the norm. This chapter of the Vogel Atlas combines these gems with an amazing re-discovery from ex-Yugoslavia (and its short film precursor), in whose restoration the Film Museum was involved. [...]
December 24, 2023

Christmas at the Film Museum

The Wizard of Oz

At Christmas – with a screening on the early afternoon of December 24 – we will be showing the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939). [...]
Each Tuesday

What Is Film

Program 13–28

Works by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, René Clair & Francis Picabia, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Georges Franju, Peter Hutton, George Kuchar, Ken Jacobs, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Pat O'Neill, Man Ray, Ron Rice, Walter Ruttmann, Paul Sharits, Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer, Michael Snow, Dziga Vertov, Jean Vigo, and Andy Warhol [...]

Past Events

October 20 to 31, 2023

Viennale at the Film Museum

The Austrian Film Museum is not only the venue for our joint retrospective with the Viennale, Raúl Ruiz, but also a festival cinema showing special programs and contemporary works from numerous filmmakers. For more information visit [...]
November 5, 2023


Evgeny Yufit: Exploring a Necrorealist Archive

Necrorealism was a radical art movement that sprung up in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s. The two programs present unique archival materials from Yufit's personal archive alongside a selection of his early short films and his second feature, The Wooden Room (1995). [...]
November 19, 2023

Collection on Screen

Lav Diaz – Part 5

Death in the Land of Encantos (2007) is the third digital epic by Lav Diaz, a taking stock of the shaken landscape of the Filipino soul, this time focusing on the story of the poet Benjamin Agusan. [...]
November 29, 2023

Annette Michelson. Euphorie des Erkennens. Denken in Filmen und anderes

Book Presentation and Film

Annette Michelson (1922–2018) is one of the most important contemporary film scholars. Euphorie des Erkennens. Denken in Filmen und anderes appears on Michelson's 101st birthday and collects several of her central works as well as an unpublished conversation with Alexander Kluge. [...]