Annual Report Archive

Our annual report provides a retrospective view of the manifold programs and activities of the Austrian Film Museum in 2019.

Our annual report of 2018 documents a year of many changes. In 1964 Peter Konlechner and Peter Kubelka moved into a small office above the cinema in the Albertina building. In the five decades that followed, as the number of staff multiplied several times over, the office space grew increasingly cramped. In the summer of 2018, we were able to move to a new location: our offices, as well as the library, can now be found just around the corner in the Hanusch Court. There were also changes in the "Invisible Cinema" and in our archive: thanks to extensive maintenance and improvement work, we can now offer even better film screenings, while our archival staff gained improved workplaces. It is the "invisible" work that takes place "behind the screen" that we would like to tell you about in this report. Let us take you on a tour from our collections to the scientific and technical facilities, from digital long-term preservation to our research programs. This year, we also expanded our international activities, reaching more people than ever before. In Austria, the centenary of the founding of the Austrian Republic gave us many opportunities to present our collection holdings in exhibitions, lectures, and seminars. On the visual end, our graphic designer Gabriele Adébisi-Schuster gave the posters and program booklets a makeover.