Peter Kubelka beim Sichten seines Films "Arnulf Rainer"

What is Film

Peter Kubelka's cycle What is Film was created in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema. In 63 programs of outstanding works, this series defines film as an independent art form, as a tool which cultivates new ways of thinking. The programs offer young filmmakers, students and anyone who is seriously interested in the medium of film, a basic overview of film history and fascinating cross-references to other disciplines.

Was ist Film, Volume 14 of the FilmmuseumSynemaPublications (In German), makes the cycle accessible via essays and film stills and contains writings on all 63 programs, as well as 200 photographs, an index to the 73 artists in the cycle, and an in-depth interview with the curator.

Peter Kubelkas "What is Film" is shown every Tuesday. For students with a yearly membership, there is a reduced ticket price of EUR 3,00.