Alongside major music film productions and superb gastronomy, the film festival also has many more attractions to offer. Numerous additional events and specific fixed happenings throughout the day ensure varied entertainment – ranging from live acts by local newcomers to guest performances by national and international stars in everything from jazz to folk music, opera and music productions specially for children, after-work events with DJ sounds and more. In this way, summer at Vienna’s Rathausplatz becomes a holiday in the heart of the city.

“Bewegung findet Stadt” 

To get in the mood for the musical delight, this is preceded by an activity programme in the Rathauspark from 2 pm delivered by the initiative “Bewegung findet Stadt”. Participation stations, fun games and other sporting offers provide plenty of options to ensure that young music lovers can properly let off steam before the presentation.

Children’s Opera Festival

Since the introduction of the Children’s Opera Festival in 2018, young visitors have also been at the centre of the Film Festival. A selected programme with age-appropriate opera films and popular kids’ music productions, an LED screen suitable for daylight hours along with outstanding acoustics invite visitors to join in on a musical journey of adventure free of charge every Friday at 5 pm.

Date Title Genre
7. July Bastien And Bastienne / The Impresario opera
14. July The Monsters’ Symphony short film
Persinette opera
21. July Piccolo Concerto short film
Music Animals short film
Mother Hulda children’s concert
28. July Hansel And Gretel opera film
04.Aug The Small Moments – Music Short Films For Children From The Vienna Shorts Film Festival short films
11.Aug Ruhe! Zumdonnerwetternochmal! short film
Patchwork opera
18.Aug Fantasia music film
25.Aug Moody Booty short film
Help! Help! The Globolinks science fiction opera film
01.Sep Mobile animated cartoon
The Magic Flute For Children opera