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.

Summer Holidays

No screenings until August 31, 2018 | Library is closed until September 16, 2018
Due to summer holidays our availability at the office is also limited. We will try to react swiftly nevertheless, but ask for your understanding in case of possible delays.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

August 31 to October 25, 2018

On November 2, 1975, with writer-director-actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder in attendance, the Austrian Film Museum screened what is arguably his most personal film, Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975). The event marked the first time a film by the enfant terrible of New German Cinema was shown at the Film Museum. From August 30 to October 25 we present a retrospective of Fassbinder's works.
Alexander Horwath, Heinrich Wille, Peter Kubelka (2006) © Simon Mullan

Heinrich Wille, 1938 – 2018

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the Austrian Film Museum announces that Dr. Heinrich Wille, Honorary Chairman of the Film Museum, has  passed away. A lawyer by profession, Dr. Wille has served as the Chairman of the Film Museum for over forty years, starting in 1964 when the Museum was founded. In great respect and gratitude the team of the Film Museum bows to its founding member and extends sincere condolences to his family.

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: