Program May / June 2022

(May 3 to June 30, 2022)

May 26 to June 30, 2022

Ulrike Ottinger

Welcome to the revolutionary cosmos of Ulrike Ottinger! To celebrate the 80th birthday of this cinematic pioneer, multi-talented artist, and world traveler, we will present a complete retrospective of all her films and show you something you've never seen before. With her equal parts auteurist and avant-garde cinema, Ottinger is a filmmaker who refuses to conform to any mainstream. Her films follow two tendencies: We can differentiate between an artifice-heavy and eccentric body of work strongly invested in fiction and an ethnographic, documentary body of work based around photography and editing. Both convey a subtle sense for fairy tales and magic, for the manufactured quality of everyday life, and its enchantments. Ottinger's films are very alluring, hers is a cinema of attractions full of astonishment and visual curiosity. [...]
May 4 and 5, 2022

Crossing Europe Presents

Immediately following its 19th edition, Crossing Europe makes a stop in Vienna with a selection of films representing the Euro-centric festival's 2022 program. [...]
May 6 to 10, 2022

La lotta non è ancora finita

Feminist Cinema from Italy

The Italian feminism of the 1970s clearly stands out among other contemporary Western feminisms. Distinguished by its radicalism and the diversity of approaches and forms, the movement included a number of practices and theories that coexisted, communicated with one another, and often collided. [...]
May 8 and 29, 2022

Cinemini on Tour

Cinema for Little Ones

Cinemini on Tour brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. [...]
May 11 and 14, 2022

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas – Chapter 6: Turning Points

In this Amos Vogel Atlas we will consider the breadth and variety of Vogel's influential curatorial work with three select programs. At the center are three films that represent key turning points in his career. [...]
May 12 to 14, 2022

Carefree Conversation
With Frieda Grafe in Grand Hotels

Like cinema, Frieda Grafe saw the grand hotel as a transformative space. A program drawn from and inspired by her essay "Film Historical Hotel Guide." [...]
May 15 to June 30, 2022

Collection on Screen

Westerns. The American Myth

No other genre in our collection is as strongly represented as the Western. The most comprehensive module so far of Collection on Screen will trace its development over the 20th century. [...]
May 17, 2022

Collection on Screen

Lav Diaz – Part 1

A vast visual document of New York City's Filipino diaspora: the reconstruction of a crime filling a mesmerizing five hours. The first major epic in the oeuvre of Lav Diaz. [...]
May 19 to 21, 2022

Ella Bergmann-Michel

The Woman with the Kinamo

Ella Bergmann-Michel (1895–1971) worked with constructivist collage and photography before making several films between 1931 and 1933, precious and innovative documents of Germany's progressive atmosphere in the late Weimar Republic. [...]
May 22 and 29, 2022

Collection on Screen

We've Come a Long Long Way Together

This year, Vienna Shorts' Focus section takes a look at the collective experiences, motion pictures, and moving movies stored in archives as the raw material of our memories and merging with today's recollections, perceptions, and interpretations. [...]
May 22, 2022


Films from the Collection of the Communist Party of Austria

The Film Museum shows a selection of film documents that trace the development of the communist movement in Austria and make the great idea of peace, friendship and international understanding in the middle of Vienna visual reality once again. [...]
May 24, 2022


Rote Ohren fetzen durch Asche (Flaming Ears)

Rote Ohren fetzen durch Asche (Flaming Ears) is a pop sci-fi lesbian, fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive, burnt-out city of Asche. [...]
May 25, 2022

Nicolas Mahler – Romy Schneider

Book Presentation and Film

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of her death, Nicolas Mahler's Romy Schneider (btb Verlag) presents a very special study of the films of Austria's most popular actress. [...]
May 28, 2022

In Person

Laura Huertas Millán. Image Policies

It must be possible to recount history in a different way: This could be understood as the principle guiding the work of Laura Huertas Millán. [...]
June 9 to 11, 2022

Educational Film as Practice

Symposium and Screening

Since July 2019, the Austrian Film Museum has been a collaborative partner in a research project into the practice of educational films in Austria. The final symposium will place the results within an international context (in English). [...]
June 10 to 12, 2022

When the Wind Blows

A supporting program to the exhibition of the same name at KUNST HAUS WIEN. [...]
June 26, 2022

Collection on Screen

Cinematic Postcards

A program showcasing a selection of private vacation movies as inspiration for anyone ready to travel and everyone staying at home. [...]
May 3 and 10, 2022

What Is Film: Program 61–63

Cyclical Program

With works by Stan Brakhage, Viking Eggeling, Peter Kubelka, Günter Zehetner [...]

May 19, 2022

Filmmuseum on Location @ Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

"Blind Husbands"

Internationial premiere of the new music score for our restored version of Erich von Stroheim's Blind Husbands at the Elbphilharmonie. Music (2021): Andreas Eduardo Frank, performed by ensemble recherche. [...]