Mosaik im Vertrauen, 1955, Peter Kubelka
A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea, 1991, Stan Brakhage (Kadervergrößerung ÖFM)
Die Zeit heilt alle Wunder, 1997, Günter Zehetner

What Is Film:

Program 61–63

May 7 and 14, 2024

Peter Kubelka's cycle What Is Film was created in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema. In the words of Mr Kubelka, the series defines film as "an independent art form and a tool which cultivates new ways of thinking. These 63 programs offer young filmmakers, students and anyone genuinely interested in the medium of film a basic overview of film history."

Peter Kubelka's cycle is shown each Tuesday. Discounted ticket for students with an annual membership at the price of EUR 3,00.

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.
The cycle begins anew in September 2024 with Program 1.
On March 23, 2024, Peter Kubelka celebrated his 90th birthday. We are delighted that he will be present on May 14, 2024 as part of What Is Film and will introduce his films.

Related materials


(1957, 1 min)


(2012, 6 min)

Arnulf Rainer

(1960, 6 min)


(1991, 3 min)


(1924, 8 min)

Dichtung und Wahrheit

(1996/2003, 13 min)


(1993, 15 min)

Mosaik im Vertrauen

(1955, 16 min)


(1991, 3 min)


(1977, 11 min)


(1991, 3 min)


(1991, 3 min)

Schlafen II

(1992, 3 min)


(1958, 1 min)

Unsere Afrikareise

(1966, 13 min)
For each series, films are listed in screening order.
Running time: 103 min
Tue, 07.05.2024 20:30
With Günter Zehetner in attendance
Running time: 67 min
Tue, 14.05.2024 19:30
Introduced by Peter Kubelka