Program Preview October / November 2021

(October 21 to November 25, 2021)

October 22 to November 25, 2021

Film as a Subversive Art 2021

A Tribute to Amos Vogel

The 2021 joint retrospective of the Viennale and the Austrian Film Museum is dedicated to Amos Vogel (1921–2012). The aim of our retrospective is not to reconstruct or re-enact any of the film programs Vogel put together, nor to screen the films he wrote about. Instead, we understand Vogel as an explorer of the cinematic present. Rather than putting together a tribute showcasing the works Vogel championed and thus canonized for his era, we choose to follow in his footsteps and champion his values – polyphony of voices, aesthetic and political disruption, and subversion – from today's perspective. [...]
October 21 to 31, 2021

Viennale at the Film Museum

The Austrian Film Museum is not only the venue for our joint retrospective with the Viennale, Film as a Subversive Art 2021, but also a festival cinema showing special programs and contemporary works from numerous filmmakers. [...]
November 5 to 22, 2021

Norbert Pfaffenbichler

Full Retrospective and Carte Blanche

Styrian-born filmmaker Norbert Pfaffenbichler (b. 1967) is one of the most exciting figures in Austrian experimental film. Invitations to festivals such as Venice and Locarno have also brought him international acclaim. But Pfaffenbichler has always looked beyond the horizon of the avant-garde: an artist and curator, he is a genuine cinephile, constantly drawing inspiration as much from experimental cinema as art house and genre films that offer other ways of looking at the world. [...]
November 7 to 21, 2021

Collection on Screen

Norbert Pfaffenbichler Presents: The Grotesque

There are two sides to the grotesque: the comical-absurd and the monstrous-repulsive. This program gives ample space to both sides of this phenomena. [...]
November 9, 2021

A Celebration for Ilse Aichinger

On November 9, the Austrian Film Museum will celebrate the author and cinephile Ilse Aichinger, who would have turned 100 on November 1 this year. [...]

November 13, 2021

Artistic Research at the Film Museum

November 25, 2021

Paul Wenninger

Films and Carte blanche

Paul Wenninger is an artist who is hard to pigeonhole. With a background in dance, the fifty-five-year-old has long been preoccupied with the question of the choreography of the object – which is how he ended up in animation. [...]
Each Tuesday

Cyclical Program

What Is Film 15-20

Works by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, René Clair, Francis Picabia, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ken Jacobs, Man Ray, Ron Rice, Walter Ruttmann, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Dziga Vertov [...]