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.
Cocksucker Blues, 1972, Robert Frank (Foto: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
January 17, 2018

"Cocksucker Blues" by Robert Frank

A rarity as a postscript to the recently successfully completed retrospective of the work of filmmaker and photographer Robert Frank. Cocksucker Blues (1972) enjoys an almost mythical status as "the most notorious music documentary of all time." Because of its legal status, the film can only be shown four times a year. [...]
Persona, 1966, Ingmar Bergman
January 5 to February 8, 2018

Ingmar Bergman

The Austrian Film Museum rings in the new year with a grand, centennial anniversary: On the occasion of the 100th birthday of great Swedish director and author Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), a number of celebrations will be held worldwide. The complete retrospective of his cinematic work in Vienna will raise the curtain on this festive year. From his international breakthrough in 1956/57 with award-winning classics such as Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night), Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) or Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) and his official farewell to cinema in 1982 with the great feat of Fanny och Alexander, Bergman became an indisputed institution and the face of Sweden on the cinematic world map. [...]
[Wellen schlagen gegen die Küste, beobachtet von einer Frau], 1914-18, Sascha-Film
January 25, 2018


Book Launch and Film Screening
Great Viennese film scholar Elisabeth Büttner, who passed away in 2016, saw cinema as a space of collective experience and a space of possibility for the self. KINO ARBEIT LIEBE, a book retracing her ways of thinking and the manifold connection points in her work will be presented January 25. [...]
Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (Berg-Ejvind und seine Frau), 1918, Victor Sjöström (Kadervergrößerung Swedish Film Institute/ © Mark Standley)
January 26, 2018

Victor Sjöström | Matti Bye / Lau Nau

Silent Film and Live Music
January 26, we will present Victor Sjöström's silent film The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) in a new restoration by the Swedish Film Institute. Swedish film composer and silent film pianist Matti Bye will accompany the film live together with Finnish composer and musician Lau Nau. [...]
Dog Star Man, 1961-64, Stan Brakhage (Kadervergrößerung ÖFM)
February 1, 2018

Stan Brakhage

Book Launch, Discussion and Film
Stan Brakhage's text Metaphors on Vision (1963) is considered a trailblazing self-portrait of American avant-garde. Gabriele Jutz and Vrääth Öhner will investigate the lasting importance of his theoretical work. The panel will be followed by a screening of a new, restored film print of Dog Star Man. [...]

Film Museum is. Craftwork

Création de la serpentine (1908)

Discover more about this stencil-colored positive print of Création de la serpentine (1908), a short film by Spanish-French director and special effects pioneer Segundo de Chomón, its way to our film collection and our website. [...]

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.

School in the Cinema

Our educational program School in the Cinema is offering 16 free classes for students aged 5 to 18 and all school types.