Program August to October 2020

(August 28 to October 22, 2020)

Reading Recommendations: Part 1 / Part 2
September 3 to October 19, 2020

Animace / Animácia

100 years of Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovak Film Animation

Thanks to the generosity of the Austrian Film Museum and the breadth and scale they have foreseen for this retrospective, we have been able to explore animation on a scope extending far beyond that of national treasure. With full respect for the canon, we have decided to tell the story of Czechoslovak animation in a heretofore unprecedented way. In order to tap into these preconceptions in a productive way and grasp the idea of what animation actually is, we have decided to present the program in a variety of forms divided into several categories. These span from feature films, monographic profiles dedicated to selected artists and short film selections. (Národní filmový archiv) [...]
August 28 to September 2, 2020

Women Make Film

Documentary Film and Carte Blanche

Irish filmmaker and author Mark Cousins presents Women Make Film, a cinematic "road movie" that traverses the history of cinema exclusively through films by women. [...]
September 30 to October 1, 2020

Carte Blanche: Jerusalem Cinematheque

The program features outstanding examples of a subgenre that is of particular importance in Israeli (documentary) cinema. [...]
October 14 and 15, 2020

In Person

Philipp Fleischmann

The artistic practice of Philipp Fleischmann, born in Hollabrun in 1985, focuses on the question of the film dispositive: framings, codifications and actions that make film film, thus accounting for its presence in discourse. [...]
Online from October 17, 2020

Home Movie Day 2020

The Austrian Film Museum presents a special curated program from its own collection. Film amateurs or their partners and companions narrate and comment on the films. The program will be available on our YouTube channel from the 17th of October 2020. [...]
October 18, 2020


Mark Jenkin

With his feature film debut Bait (2019) English director Mark Jenkin (*1976) achieved an international breakthrough the likes of which no one has seen in British narrative cinema since the discovery of Terence Davies in the late 1980s. [...]
October 21, 2020

Book Launch and Film Program

"Guy Debord – Complete Cinematic Works"

In his films Guy Debord (1931–1994) worked according to the following principle: do nothing you should, do everything you should not. Created between 1952 and 1978, all the films reflect this rule and confirm what he referred to as his "detestable ambition." Gathered in a single volume for the first time in German, this publication unites the texts of all of Guy Debord's films in a new translation. [...]
October 22, 2020

Jean-Gabriel Périot

French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot (*1974) has attracted attention in recent decades as one of the most extraordinary talents in found footage cinema. On October 22, we will present Périot's diverse and fascinating short film oeuvre. [...]
Cyclical Program

What is Film: Program 1–14

Works by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe  Lumière, Émile Cohl, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Charles Dekeukeleire, William Kennedy  Laurie Dickson/Edison Kinetograph, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Marcel Duchamp,  VALIE EXPORT, Robert J. Flaherty, Robert Frank, Jean Genet, Richard Leacock,  Fernand Léger &  Dudley Murphy, Étienne-Jules Marey, Jonas Mekas, Georges Méliès, Marie Menken, Robert Nelson, Don A. Pennebaker, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Leni Riefenstahl, Jack Smith, Michael Snow,  U.S. Government Office of War Information, Dziga Vertov, Jean Vigo [...]