THE FILM FESTIVAL IN VIENNA


The Film Festival on Vienna's Rathausplatz a perfect symbiosis of cuisine & culture

The City of Vienna has for 25 years been offering with the Film Festival in front of the City Hall access to high culture – free of charge! to all Viennese as well as to national and international visitors. Not just the programme with top productions from the classical, opera, jazz and pop worlds and the culinary offerings inspire with their outstanding quality but also its high-quality technical implementation with full HD, a 300 square meters screen and an exceptional sound system makes the Festival an extraordinary success and an annual summer highlight in the heart of Vienna.

In 2016, from the 14th of July to the 4 th of September, the Rathausplatz in Vienna will shine in the unique brilliance of this incomparable festival. This year visitors can once again expect an impressive start and unforgettable summer evenings with a great deal of enjoyment of culture.


2016 will see a particular highlight as the “Met Opera – HD Live” celebrates its 10th anniversary. This will be the first time that New York’s Metropolitan Opera will have appeared at a public festival. It represents another first for the Vienna Film Festival and is just one of the splendid programme highlights awaiting visitors.

The Film Festival will take place 4 days after the public screenings of the 2016 European Football Championship

After the public screenings have finished, and after a 3-day reconstruction phase, the visitors to the Film Festival will – as they do every year – be able to enjoy the wonderful location that is the City Hall Square (Rathausplatz) and the top-class cuisine from the 28 top caterers.