Film Institutions: Films have been stored in the Austrian National Library since 1929 and in the film archives for film studies founded by J. Gregor in 1931 (part of the Theatre Collection). The School of Film-making and Television founded by W. Kolm-Veltee and the Department for Film and Television introduced in 1960 by Winge at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna were consolidated in 1963 into the School of Film and Television at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (since 1970 has been a department for film and television at the University of Music and Performing Arts. From 1934 to 1938 the Federal Ministry of Education ran the Institute for Film Culture.
In 1949 the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Vienna began giving lectures on film studies and film theory (later also the Universities of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Klagenfurt). The use of film for advertising purposes was taught at the University of World Trade in Vienna. The Austrian Society for Film Studies and Communication Research co-ordinates all activities concerning film studies. In 1955 the Austrian Film Archives (Vienna, Laxenburg) was established by L. Gesek as a collection of Austrian feature films, documentaries and weekly newsreels including all materials dealing with the medium of film; in 1964 the Austrian Film Museum was established by P. Kubelka and P. Konlechner. It shows primarily retrospectives of international film classics and Avant-garde Films. The "Media Service of the Federal Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs" (formerly "Bundesstaatliche Hauptstelle fuer Lichtbild und Bildungsfilm", S.H.B.-Film, founded in 1945) provides audiovisual media for educational purposes. The military counterpart is the "Heeresbildstelle". From 1956 the "Film Oesterreich" campaign (formerly called "Der gute Film" - "The Good Film") consistently sought to show international top-quality films on a regular basis and to raise the quality of domestic film production. Austrian cinema and TV film production was supported by the Oesterreichischer Filmfoerderungsfond from 1981 to 1993, when it was renamed Oesterreichisches Filminstitut ( Film Promotion).
Further institutions: Gesellschaft der Filmfreunde Oesterreichs (Society of Film Friends of Austria); Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fuer Filmwissenschaft, Kommunikations- und Medienforschung (Austrian Society for Film Studies, Communication and Media Research) (since 1952); Synema (formerly: Gesellschaft fuer Filmtheorie - Society for Film Theory); Institut fuer Audio-Visuelle Kommunikation (Institute for Audio-Visual Communication); Fachverband der Audiovisions- und Filmindustrie (Association of Audiovisual Communication and Film Industry); Wiener Filmfinanzierungsfonds (Vienna Film Financing Fund), Austrian Film Commission; umbrella organisation of Austria filmmakers; Oesterreichisches Bundesinstitut fuer den wissenschaftlichen Film (Austrian Federal Institute for Educational Films) (OeWF); Verband der oesterreichischen Filmjournalisten (Association of Austrian Film Journalists); various distribution corporations.
Film festivals in Austria: Viennale in Vienna; Diagonale and Bergfilmfestival in Graz; Alpinale in Bludenz.