Collection on Screen

In September 2021 the Austrian Film Museum launched a new series, Collection on Screen, which explores film history via the expanse of our own collection.

Most collections acquired by museums over the centuries of their existence remain largely dormant and unseen. Only a small percentage is exhibited and forms the historical canon, but this same canon is today urgently in need of revision and updating. Naturally, the same holds true for film museums. At the same time, we live in an era in which the circulation of museum objects, including heavy 35mm film prints, is becoming less and less viable for a variety of reasons ranging from global ecological concerns to the ever-increasing fragility of film prints.

All this is more than enough reason to explore our own collection, to add new works to it and to exhibit films from numerous points of view. Our collection, consisting of more than 20,000 film titles and built up over the course of half a century, will be critically and creatively processed through Collection on Screen. In this way, we create an opportunity for audiences to see classics of film history as well as little-known discoveries regularly and on the big screen. At the same time, gaps in the collection discovered during the curation of this series will be filled by targeted new acquisitions in the course of the coming years.

Collection on Screen is presented in the form of smaller and larger modules. Each of these modules presents a specific part or aspect of film history on the basis of our collection and, over the years, it will also be possible to expand, vary and repeat modules. The result will be a permanent exhibition as a work-in-progress: an invitation to all of us to keep rediscovering what cinema was, is, or can be.

The series Collection on Screen will be complemented by special introductions and conversations as well as selected reading material.
Discounted ticket
for students with an annual membership at the price of EUR 3,00

The individual programs at a glance:

Across the River, 1997/2005, Michael Pilz

Michael Pilz 4

April 2024
Hana, dul, sed ..., 2009, Brigitte Weich

Glawogger Favorites

March / April 2024
Indian Diary – Days at Sree Sankara, 2001, Michael Pilz

Michael Pilz 3

February 2024
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009, Wes Anderson

Alexandre Desplat

Jan/Feb 2024

Michael Pilz 2

December 2023
Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga engkanto (Death in the Land of Encantos), 2007, Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz 5

November 2023
Day of the Dead, 1985, George A. Romero

Capitalism Sucks

Sept/Oct 2023
À bout de souffle (Außer Atem), 1960, Jean-Luc Godard

In Memoriam

July 2023
Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971, Monte Hellman

New Hollywood

May / June 2023
Unang aklat: Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak (Heremias: Book One – The Legend of the Lizard Princess), 2006, Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz 4

March 2023
Katzelmacher, 1969, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Other – I Is an Other

March / April 2023
Kikujiro (Kikujiros Sommer), 1999, Kitano Takeshi

Joe Hisaishi, Film Composer

March / April 2023
Der Verlorene, 1951, Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre

Jan / Feb 2023
Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino (Evolution of a Filipino Family), 2004, Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz 3

Jan 2023
Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël? (Gibt es zu Weihnachten Schnee?), 1996, Sandrine Veysset

Sandrine Veysset

Dec 2022 / Jan 2023

Len Lye

Dec 2022
Moolaadé (Bann der Hoffnung), 2004, Ousmane Sembène


Nov 2022
Hubad sa ilalim ng buwan (Nackt unter dem Mond), 1999, Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz 2

Oct 2022
Rainbow Dance, 1936, Len Lye

Music Films

July/August 2022
Blind Husbands, 1919, Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim 1

March/April 2022
La Cérémonie (Biester), 1995, Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol

March/April 2022
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (Zwei oder drei Dinge, die ich von ihr weiß), 1967, Jean-Luc Godard

Nouvelle Vague

March/April 2022
Ran, 1985, Kurosawa Akira

Kurosawa Akira

Jan/Feb 2022
John Cassavetes am Set von A Woman Under the Influence

John Cassavetes

December 2021
Invocation of My Demon Brother, 1969, Kenneth Anger (Kadervergrößerung ÖFM)

The Grotesque

Oct/Nov 2021
Umberto D., 1952, Vittorio De Sica


Sept/Oct 2021
Maria Lassnig in Stone Lifting. A Self Portrait in Progress (1971–75, Maria Lassnig) © Maria Lassnig Stiftung

Positions ...

Sept/Oct 2021

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