The Alpbach Film Workshop 2004 is the sixth in a row. This year, the first topic will discuss issues about influencing the masses. The History Department of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is presenting the Austrian film in the years after 1945 with outstanding experts. In these years, film was strongly influenced by the interests of the allied powers (resp. the occupation forces) and their representatives were acting as censors and supervisors. Austrian affiliations offered actors, producers and studios. U.S. cultural and Soviet interests were evident; both tried to have their particular views embedded in features, news reels and theater, with contents reflecting the escalating cold war. The presentation of this post-war era will be continued in 2005.