The 27th Film Festival at the Rathausplatz in Vienna

The 27th Vienna Film Festival which ended yesterday was, with 920,000 visitors, a tremendous success. Live and on the screen - many stars from music, sport and cuisine were guests on the Rathausplatz.

(Vienna, 4. September 2017) a fantastic summer – a fantastic result! 920,000 visitors enjoyed the fantastic weather on the Rathausplatz together with the Film Festival's splendid programme. From the magnificent music productions, the impressive public viewing, the reception for the women's national team, the parade of the beach volleyball nations to the excellent gastronomy - the 27th Film Festival could, this year, again delight over the complete duration.
66 days spiked with innumerable highlights
The music programme, of opera, operetta, concert, ballet and modern dance, pop and jazz, was as brilliant as ever. Stars such as Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Elina Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lang Lang impressively presented the fascinating spectrum of the classic genre.

In addition great conductors and orchestras such as Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, The State Opera Orchestra, The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra all impressed with performances of incomparable perfection.

Music greats such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, George Michael, Diana Krall, Depeche Mode and the Rolling Stones provided very special moments in rarely shown productions. The technical equipment with an impressive 300 m² screen and the brilliant sound system perfectly complemented the cultural event.
And stars from the world of sport were also guests during the Film Festival on the Rathausplatz. In the course of the "FIVB Beach Volleyball WM Wien 2017 presented by A1" 192 beach volleyball players paraded ceremoniously on July 27th into the Vienna Film Festival, where they were welcomed by Andreas Mailath-Pokorny City Councillor for Sport and Culture and many sports lovers.
And thanks to the excellent sporting performance of the women's national soccer team, the sensation was perfect - 12,000 visitors came to the public viewing of the semi-final the Rathausplatz on August 3rd and next day, during the Film Festival, thousands of fans celebrated the happy heroes.

Top gastronomy offered top notch quality
Europe's greatest culture and culinary festival remained true to its high standard: Whether a gourmet lunch, or an afternoon break in the wonderful atmosphere of the afterwork meeting point with fantastic culture and gastronomy - 26 restaurateurs delighted our guests from 11:00 to 24:00 hrs every day.
Film Festival on the Vienna Rathausplatz
30. June to 3. September 2017
Films start at nightfall
Cuisine 11:00 to 24:00
Entrance is free!
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