Fundraising Project

50 Years of Film Preservation
50 New Acquisitions

For more than a decade, the Film Museum has invited film lovers to become the "Godfather" or "Godmother" of a specific film by financing the acquisition and/or preservation of an original print for the museum collection. Various companies as well as individuals have assumed such sponsorship for film prints and thus enabled the Film Museum to preserve important works of film history in Austria and to present them to the public.

In 2014, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Film Museum started a special sponsorship project, 50 Years of Film Preservation – 50 New Acquisitions, inviting individuals and companies to sponsor the acquisition of a film print.


The 50 works selected for the project are desiderata in the truest sense and represent the entire spectrum of the film medium: from Hollywood classics to avant-garde films, from Early Cinema up to outstanding contemporary examples. We invite cinephile individuals and companies to support the acquisition or restoration of these films, either by explicitly becoming the sponsor ("godfather/godmother") of an individual title – or a supporter of the general project, with a smaller contribution towards the acquisition of these 50 anniversary selections.


All sponsorships and supporting contributions to the Film Museum are tax deductible in Austria.


Alessandra Thiele

+43 1 533 70 54 Ext 15