Research overview

The project commissioned scanning for video digitization of 310 film prints from the holdings of 10 archives between 2020 and 2022 for the purposes of research and (selective) presentation. The list here itemizes all archives and films concerned. (Of these videos, only a small selection is published in this Database and Media Collection. Since a comprehensive rights clearance and settlement would have exceeded our resources, this platform was designed from the beginning to publish and contextualize a few selected films as video copies).

In total, materials from over 30 Austrian and international archives, libraries, private and school collections were gathered within the framework of the project for research and, where possible, presentation. In addition to the three partner institutions involved in the project since its very conception – Austrian Film Museum, Austrian Media Library, Austrian Folk High School Archive – these are, in alphabetical order:

Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
Berufsschule CGG, Hütteldorfer Straße, Vienna
Bezirkslichtbildstelle Rohrbach, Upper Austria
Bill and Douglas Museum Exeter
Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv, Berlin
Bundesgymnasium GWIKU 18 Haizingergasse, Vienna
Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium GRG 6 Rahlgasse, Vienna
Core Facility für Cell Imaging und Ultrastrukturforschung, Universität Wien
Deutsches Filminstitut Filmmuseum (DFF), Frankfurt
EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Filmarchiv Austria, Vienna
Helmut und Johanna Kandl, Berlin/Vienna
Josephinum – Ethik, Sammlungen und Geschichte der Medizin, Medizinische Universität Wien
Medienservice des Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, Vienna
Günter Mik, Langenzersdorf
Národní filmový archiv, Prague
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, einschließlich Bildarchiv Austria, Vienna
Österreichisches Filmservice, Vienna
Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna
Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark, Graz
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin
tfm | Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Wien
Technische Informationsbibliothek, Hannover
Verein für Geschichte der ArbeiterInnenbewegung, Vienna
WARIS – Tiroler Filmarchiv, Innsbruck
Wiener Filmarchiv der Arbeiterbewegung, Vienna 
Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv, Vienna
Zoologische Sammlung, Universität Vienna

Oral history interviews were conducted with the following individuals:
Karl Brousek
Adrienne und Helge Hilgers
Alexander Kammel
August Kasper
Irene Lichtscheidl-Schultz
Bernd Lötsch
Josef Navratil
Walter Olensky
Walter Gustav Url
Walter Völlenkle
Gabriele Zuna-Kratky

List of sources for the use of film in the classroom:
For a teacher training course at the Vienna University of Education on film in German lessons at secondary levels 1 and 2 (March 2022), we have compiled a list of possible sources for films and videos for the classroom, which we share here.

Other documents that we had defined as "deliverables" for the project in the advance planning are collected here.

(Joachim Schätz)

Review of relevant holdings in the Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv, June 29, 2021.