Dear visitors, dear fans of the Film Festival,
Welcome to the 33rd Film Festival at the Vienna Rathausplatz. This event, unlike almost no other, is emblematic of this city and its high quality of life: enjoyable times spent in good company on balmy summer evenings.
Once again, you can enjoy top productions from all genres of music for a full 65 days. From Vienna State Opera productions through musicals by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien to delayed live transmissions by ORF III, the Austrian cultural TV station.
Try out the diverse culinary offer. Whether you want to try out typical Austrian cuisine or international food, I can assure you that you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Rathausplatz.
In short: enjoy the summer, enjoy Vienna, enjoy the Film Festival at the Vienna Rathausplatz!
Dr. Michael Ludwig
Mayor of the City of Vienna
A Viennese institution for over three decades
The Film Festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz has been a trademark of the federal capital for more than 30 years. Hundreds of thousands of people from Vienna and all over the world visit the popular event every year to enjoy the unique mixture of culture, cuisine and the special flair of the city with free admission.
A musical programme of superlatives
In 2023, the Film Festival is deliberately presenting a special top-class programme that leaves nothing to be desired.
Many crowd pullers, which have sold out concert halls and opera houses worldwide, guarantee very special moments on Vienna’s Rathausplatz.
In addition to top-class operas such as The Magic Flute, Tosca, La Traviata or Falstaff, there are numerous concert recordings by pop and rock greats to experience at this year’s Film Festival, such as Pink Floyd, Queen, One Republic, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Falco, Lewis Capaldi or Sting.
Classic, dance, jazz, world music and musicals are also well represented this year – a wonderful programme for the young and the old, again with free admission, of course.