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.
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Schatten der Engel, 1976, Daniel Schmid
August 31 to October 25, 2018

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Film Museum opens the fall season with a tribute to a key figure in the history of film: The brief but prolific career of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982) made him an engine of the New German Cinema and a meteor in the sky of 1970s international cinema. No other independent filmmaker worldwide was as productive and influential. [...]
Triumph of the Spirit, 1989, Robert M. Young (Courtesy of Park Circus/MGM Studios)
September 16 to 21, 2018

Land of Annihilation

Films About the Concentration Camps 1945–1989
Coinciding with the 10th Mauthausen Dialogue Forum with the theme "Holocaust in Film and New Media," the Film Museum presents a selection of exceptional films about the concentration camps. On these evenings, a series of works will be presented in direct dialogue with each other, making up an outline of cinematic turning points in the preoccupation with the Holocaust in the period up to 1989. [...]
Triptychon & Coda, 2018, Michael Pilz
September 23, 2018

Da capo: "Triptychon und Coda" (2018)
by Michael Pilz

Triptychon by Michael Pilz testifies to the expressive power and complexity of the film medium while addressing the issue of transmission between arts. The filmmaker will be present at the screening. [...]
Johnny Handsome, 1989, Walter Hill (Foto: Cinémathèque suisse)
September 28 to October 20, 2018

Da capo: The Real Eighties

After an extensive European tour, “The Real Eighties” now continues its journey in book form, translating the panoramic demands of the retrospective into lexical format. On the occasion of the book’s publication, the Film Museum makes another foray into the unplumbed depths of the American Eighties. Once again, the focus is not on iconic classics of the decade but often overlooked gems from the regular cinema repertoire. [...]

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. See the full Q&At at YouTube.

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.