Current exhibition:
Digital Revolution

Digital Revolution

4 June through 20 October 2019

Come and enter the Digital Revolution time machine that will unveil to you the transformations that have been taking place over the last fifty years all over the world. Games, films, design, music videos, computers, phones, and so many other media have become, to a greater or lesser extent, part of our lives. They have redefined art, communication and our perception. From the 1970s to today, from the arcade game Pong (1972) to the film GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013). Here in the Digital Revolution you can interact, touch, play and create. This exhibition invites you to look at and reflect on our digital past, present and future with some of its major milestones.

'Digital Revolution' in Istanbul, 2016
'Digital Revolution' in Istanbul, 2016

On show are both early digital technology – be it the Apple 2 8-bit computer (1977-1993) or groundbreaking examples of electronic music devices such as the Fairlight CMI (1979) – as well as artistic confrontations with the possibilities of the digital, such as interactive online games and the installation Escape III, for which disused mobile phones were transformed into bird sculptures. A large part of the exhibited objects is designed for playing, touching and trying out, so that visitors can experience the effect and aesthetics for themselves.

'Digital Revolution' in Athens, 2016
'Digital Revolution' in Athens, 2016

Film in particular has been strongly influenced by digital technologies since the 1970s: the focus is on our way of telling stories, image design and the democratisation of production processes.

Petting Zoo – Minimaforms Theodore and Stephen Spyropoulos, Petting Zoo, Barbican Centre, London. Foto: Apostolos Despotidis
Petting Zoo – Minimaforms Theodore and Stephen Spyropoulos, Petting Zoo, Barbican Centre, London. Foto: Apostolos Despotidis

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

The DIGITAL REVOLUTION is taking place from 4 June through 20 October 2019. The DFF – Deutsches Filmmuseum & Filminstitut is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 10 – 18
  • Friday: 10 – 20
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 – 18

Tickets & Admissions

Adults 10 €
Reduced 8 €

Combined ticket: Permanent Exhibition + Digital Revolution
Adults 13 €
Reduced 10 €

Combined Family Ticket
22 €
(Permanent Exhibition + Digital Revolution for 2 adults and up to 4 children over the age of six)

Accessibility: The DFF is accessible for visitors with restricted mobility and for guests with strollers via an elevator at the museum’s side entrance on the right of the building. Elevators in the foyer provide barrier-free access to all exhibition floors (1st-3rd floor), the cinema in the basement and the film workshop and workshop rooms on the 4th floor. Accessible toilets can be found on the 4th floor and in the basement. We provide a wheelchair if needed.

Guided Tours


GRAVITY will be screened at the cinema of DFF on 14 and 16 June at 20:30.


To accompany the exhibition ‘Digital Revolution’, we offer a special film programme at the DFF cinema. Find out more about the screenings here.

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