Program March / April 2023

(March 2 to May 2, 2023)

March 2 to April 29, 2023

Ordinary Heroes

Films by Ann Hui

Ann Hui (*1947) is a filmmaker whose total body of work is larger than the sum of its individual parts. Like all major filmmakers, her work can be divided into cycles that rhyme with each other. Genre films comprise roughly a half of Hui's filmography: action movies, ghost stories, melodramas, thrillers, war films, horror, wuxia... After all, she belongs to the Hong Kong tradition, which thrives on turning popular genre cinema into art. In addition, there may well be no other East Asian director who has created such a detailed panorama of activist movements and social institutions. [...]
March 23 to April 29, 2023

Permissible Dreams

Women Pioneers of Arab Documentary Film

Permissible Dreams is a series of historic non-fiction films made by Arab women, celebrating the diversity, innovation, and inspirational work by some of the earliest female Arab filmmakers. Filmmaking in the Arab world is often a matter of idealism and activism, especially for women. [...]
March 2 to April 28, 2023

Collection on Screen

Joe Hisaishi, Film Composer

During Hisaishi's guest appearance with the Wiener Symphoniker at the Musikverein Wien in March, we will take the opportunity to honor his collaborations with Miyazaki and Kitano by bringing select examples with some of his most famous film scores out of our film collection. [...]
March 3 to May 1, 2023

Collection on Screen

The Other – I Is an Other

The collection on screen module The Other brings together works that have nothing in common except their fresh desire for new kinds of cinematic approaches to the Other. The Other sees itself an invitation to play with the codes of the I as a means to become an Other. [...]
March 8, 2023

Sanja Iveković

Works of Heart (1974–2022): Artist's Choice

After two programs in November 2022, the Austrian Film Museum will now present a third short film program selected by Sanja Iveković herself and marking the close of the exhibition Works of Heart (19742022) at Kunsthalle Wien. [...]
March 11 and April 16, 2023

Cinema for Little Ones

Cinemini on Tour: Let's dance!

Cinema for Little Ones brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. This time, the invitation is: Let's dance! [...]
March 15, 2023

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

Elfi Mikesch

A trained photographer from Judenburg based in Berlin since 1964, Elfi Mikesch works as a photographer, teacher, director, and camerawoman. After the screening of her films Execution. A Study of Mary (1979) and Fieber (2014), Leena Koppe and Julia Pühringer moderate the conversation with her. [...]
March 16, 2023

Collection on Screen Meets Film Pioneers:

Elfi Mikesch

On the occasion of our film series Talks with Women Film Pioneers, in which Elfi Mikesch will be our guest on March 15, we will show another work by the filmmaker: Verführung: Die grausame Frau (1985, Elfi Mikesch, Monika Treut), "an absolute exceptional work of West German cinema" (Christoph Huber). [...]
March 18, 2023

School Friedl Kubelka for Independent Film

Final Screening Class 22/23

The school of independent film is a unique place in the world where people from different nationalities, social backgrounds and ages can encounter the artform of analog film. On this evening, students from the class of 2022-2023 will present their final works. [...]
March 26, 2023

Collection on Screen

Lav Diaz – Part 4

Our slow and ongoing Lav Diaz retrospective – featuring films from our collection that Diaz has entrusted us to preserve – continues with a rare screening of the director's feature Heremias: Book One – The Legend of the Lizard Princess (2006). [...]
April 23, 2023


Eumig: From Radio Waves to Projection

In 2021, the eumigMuseum donated its expansive and extremely diverse film collection to the Film Museum, where it has continued to be studied and contextualized. These two film programs provide glimpses into the history of the Viennese business and its actors. [...]
Each Tuesday

What Is Film

Program 45–62

Films by Kenneth Anger, Bruce Baillie, Robert Beavers, Stan Brakhage, James Broughton, Jean Cocteau, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Maya Deren, Viking Eggeling, Morgan Fisher, Robert J. Flaherty, Peter Hutton, Joris Ivens & Mannus Franken, Ken Jacobs, George Kuchar, Owen Land (George Landow), Richard Leacock, Len Lye, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Jonas Mekas, Georges Méliès, Pat O'Neill, Ferry Radax, Hans Richter, Paul Sharits, Harry Smith, Karl Valentin, Jean Vigo, Günter Zeheter [...]