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.
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New Box Office Opening Hours

Our box office opens at 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and one hour before the first screening on weekends and holidays.

Orphan Film Symposium (June 6 to 8)

Registration Open

In June 2019, we welcome a line-up of radical orphan films at the Orphan Film Symposium. Scholars, archivists, curators, and artists will explore a variety of neglected films related to diverse forms of radical style, practice, and politics. Registration and payment here.
The Sundowners, 1960, Fred Zinnemann
Howling III: The Marsupials, 1987, Philippe Mora (Foto: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)
Wake in Fright, 1971, Ted Kotcheff (Foto: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)
Roadgames, 1981, Richard Franklin (Foto: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)
Dead Calm, 1989, Phillip Noyce
Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002, Phillip Noyce (Foto: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, 1978, Fred Schepisi
From Sand to Celluloid, 1996, Warwick Thornton, Darlene Johnson u.a. (Foto: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)
The Last Wave, 1977, Peter Weir
April 4 to June 4, 2019

Film Continent Australia

The Austrian Film Museum devotes its next retrospective to an entire continent: this spring and summer, we will be focusing on Australian narrative feature films. Our retrospective will include more than 50 feature films: for the first time in Austria, it will be possible to see key works as well as obscure and seldom seen films made in Australia in the last 100 years. [...]
Four in the Afternoon, 1951, James Broughton
The Song of Ceylon, 1934, Basil Wright
April 21, 2019

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas - Chapter 2
Along with publishing a book on Amos Vogel, the Austrian Film Museum is responsible for a part of Vogel's private estate held in the Amos Vogel Library. Focusing on rarities from our own Collection, the Amos Vogel Atlas film series is a continuation of his against-the-grain, multifarious thinking and part of a comprehensive research into his legacy. [...]
Tomka dhe shokët e tij (Tomka und seine Freunde), 1977, Xhanfise Keko
Kur po Xhirohej një film (Bei Dreharbeiten), 1981, Xhanfise Keko
Here Be Dragons, 2013, Mark Cousins
Mimoza llastica (Verwöhnte Mimose), 1973, Xhanfise Keko
May 1 and 2, 2019

Tribute to Xhanfise Keko

Twenty-seven years after the fall of Albania's mysterious and isolated dictatorship, little is known about the Southeastern European country's cinema. Despite the rigid censorship, Albanian director Xhanfise Keko (1928–2007) utilized the children's film genre to express personal concerns not found in the work of her male contemporaries. [...]
Reporter 1941-42 (1942, Ellen Rose Illich)
May 12, 2019

Driftwood: Ivan and His Brothers

Since 2008, we have been collecting and researching film documents dealing with the daily life of Jewish Austrians before and during the National Socialist rise into power. Among these was an extraordinary discovery: home movies from the childhood and youth of the philosopher, theologian and Catholic priest Ivan Illich, filmed in Vienna between 1936 and 1942. [...]

Orphan Film Symposium (June 6 to 8)

Registration Open

In June 2019, we welcome a line-up of radical orphan films at the Orphan Film Symposium. Scholars, archivists, curators, and artists will explore a variety of neglected films related to diverse forms of radical style, practice, and politics. Registration and payment here.
Filmbar im Österreichischen Filmmuseum © ÖFM/Hertha Hurnaus

Monte Ofelio Filmbar

The Filmbar will be closed for refurbishment until April 25.  We thank you for your understanding and would be happy to welcome you at the official opening of the MONTE OFELIO FILMBAR on April 26, 2019.

Reading Recommendations

Our librarian puts together a monthly selection of reading materials highlighting our current programs.