Cofounded by Josephine Ahnelt
Filmkoop wien enables its members – uniquely in Austria – to work independently with analogue film. When it was founded by alumni of Friedl Kubelka’s School for Independent Film in 2008, a big gap in Vienna’s art and film scene was closed. Work with analogue film has now been made possible on a long term basis.
Filmkoop’s rooms enable you to work artistically and to develop your - film skills with Super8, 16mm and 35mm:
- a well equipped dark room to develop films independently
- five editing tables and further items of equipment to work on your film
- rental possibility for a variety of film equipment
- screening room
- venue for workshops, networking and screenings
These facilities allow members to work artistically on analogue film, be it in the context of exhibition, performance or cinema.
Wanna know more? Swing by at our office’s opening hours:
Every second Friday from 4-6 pm.
Please notify us by email in advance, if you intend to visit us: info[at]filmkoopwien.at
Excerpt about the filmkoop wien from Film Unframed by Peter Tscherkassky : …Here (at the friedl kubelka film school) a whole new generation is flourishing underground, unrelentingly practicing filmmaking and holding on to Super8, 16mm and hand processed film, firmly believing in its irreplaceability.
In the meantime former students have merged into the filmkoop wien, which has its own production studio housing editing tables, a Crass animation stand, darkroom, screening space, etc. This also seems to be a necessity of each generation –the creation of its own infrastructure to meet its specific needs. And groups like this allow us to see into the future of Austrian avant-garde: It will not only be digital, it will not only be analog – it will have many faces.