Program May / June 2024

(May 2 to July 1, 2024)

May 2 to July 1, 2024

Amos Gitai

Attempts at Dialogue

Amos Gitai is one of Israel's most respected filmmakers. His body of work, spanning six decades, is both a grand narrative and a critical analysis of his homeland. War, conflict, displacement, history, memory, and the human condition in general are core and recurring themes in Gitai's work. A closer look, however, reveals a filmmaker whose work is far more complex and richer than this simple categorization suggests. Gitai's art is perhaps best described as an ongoing attempt at dialogue, a radically open-minded and open-ended structure that generates a fascinating variety of approaches and stories. Amos Gitai will attend the opening of our retrospective as well as other screenings. [...]
May 15 to July 1, 2024

Julien Duvivier

Master of Poetic Pessimism

Julien Duvivier (1896–1967) made a name for himself in the silent era as one of the most exciting directors and over the next five decades up until his death, he created an extraordinary body of work in every respect. Unlike Jean Renoir, Duvivier was always dismissive of claims he was an auteur. He viewed filmmaking as a craft – demanding but learnable. Colleagues praised Duvivier's sense of precision as well as his ability to coax fantastic performances out of both established stars like Danielle Darrieux and Jean Gabin as well as debuting young actors. Curators Ralph Eue and Frederik Lang as well as Brigitte Mayr, Michael Omasta, and Christoph Huber will give introductions to selected films. [...]
May 2 to June 16, 2024

Collection on Screen

Silent Film Classics

For May and June, our Collection on Screen shows a selection of silent film masterpieces from the Austrian Film Museum's collection. The seven films in six programs provide a cross section of the main strands, genres, and regions of the pre-sound era. [...]
May 30, 2024

In Person

Jyoti Mistry

Jyoti Mistry's works, constantly oscillating between traditional cinema and installations, deal with the complexity of identity and power dynamics. [...]
June 6 to 8, 2024

Documentary Film and Discussion

A Visit from the Duisburg Film Week

The Duisburg Film Week, one of the most important documentary film festivals in the German-speaking world, will present a program combining recent Duisburg premieres along with classics and re-discoveries. [...]
June 11 to 16, 2024

A Long Early Cinema?
18th International Domitor Conference

Film Programs and Lectures

Accompanying the 18th International Domitor Conference, which we are hosting, the film programs curated by conference participants and team members correspond to the theme "A long early cinema". [...]
June 22, 2024

Artistic Research

Chewing the Phone Archive

Inspired by Anna Spanlang's experimental and feminist filmmaking, theater, film, and media studies students took a semester-long dive into their own smart phone archives. Free admission! [...]


Past Events

May 5, 2024


Three Minutes – A Lengthening

A stirring, thrilling work about film, memory, and history. We are proud to present the film's Austrian premiere. [...]
May 5, 2024

Collection on Screen

Lav Diaz – Part 6

With Butterflies Have No Memories, epic Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz condenses his concerns into a hypnotic one-hour film. [...]
May 8, 2024

Crossing Europe presents

Aliona van der Horst

Following the Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, we will be showing two works from this year's Tribute program to Dutch documentary filmmaker Aliona van der Horst. [...]
May 9, 2024

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

Monika Maruschko

After the screening of Zechmeister (Angela Summereder, 1981) legendary production manager Monika Maruschko will be in conversation with Hanne Lassl and Julia Pühringer. [...]
May 7 and 14, 2024

What Is Film

Program 61–63

Peter Kubelka's cycle What Is Film was created in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema. Peter Kubelka will be present on May 14, 2024 (Program 63) and will introduce his films. [...]