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.
Varjoja paratiisissa (Schatten im Paradies), 1986, Aki Kaurismäki (Foto: Marja-Leena Helin)
April 6 to May 3, 2018

The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki

The Film Museum devotes the month of April to one of the contemporary greats: Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki (*1957) made a name for himself in the 1980s with works such as the laconic road movie Ariel, proving his exceptional talent far beyond the borders of Finland and becoming an international audience favorite. [...]
Corinth Canal, 1950, John Ferno (Foto: Zeughauskino / Deutsches Historisches Museum)
April 29, 2018

Driftwood: Marshall Plan Films

Maria Fritsche's new book The American Marshall Plan Film Campaign and the Europeans. A Captive Audience? illustrates how Americans tried to convince Europeans of the benefits of the Marshall Plan and the modernisation measures that came with it. The USA produced around 200 short films to this purpose. [...]
Out of the Past, 1947, Jacques Tourneur
May 4 to June 4, 2008

Maurice & Jacques Tourneur

Out of the Past
With our twofold project we aim to listen for consonance between the two Tourneur oeuvres: Finding out what connects these works. Taking all this into account, this retrospective is a highly condensed history of classical cinema. [...]
Monangambeee, 1969, Sarah Maldoror (Foto: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.)
May 24 to 30, 2018

Sarah Maldoror

Sarah Maldoror belongs to the first and most discussed filmmakers of the African continent and diaspora. For Maldoror, "an image is the realized movement of thoughts." With her early films Monangambeee (1969) and Sambizanga (1972), she established new aesthetic standards. [...]

Collection Online: Michael Haneke

Since 2003, Michael Haneke has been gradually transferring his papers and the documentation of his works to the Austrian Film Museum. The Michael Haneke Collection is now online:

Film Online: Mapping Colin Ross

The results of the research project on the work of Colin Ross (1885-1945), a popular travelogue film maker, travel book author and public lecturer, coordinated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, have been made accessible on the website Mapping Colin Ross.