Vienna film festival’s 30th edition takes place this summer at Rathausplatz


From July 3 to September 4, Vienna is hosting Film Festival at Rathausplatz which is taking place for the 30th time this year.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience selected music films and enjoy culinary delights, all in the open air and almost without restrictions.

After the long period of abandonment, guests will be treated to high-caliber productions and crowd-pleasers from a wide variety of genres in the arts. On its round birthday, the festival offers a program of superlatives and promises a summer like the one back then on Vienna’s City Hall Square, reports Vindobona.

Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig said: “Exactly thirty years ago, this unique event took place for the first time. Since then, it has taken the hearts of the Viennese and guests from Austria and abroad by storm and is an absolute fixture in the event calendar. Because the Film Festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz stands for pure joie de vivre like hardly any other festival. And after the long months of deprivation, this is more important than ever”.

Peter Hanke, City Councillor for Economic Affairs, stated: “The privations of the last few months have had an effect and we are now finally facing a much more joyful summer than the last one. Celebrating together is possible again and also the Film Festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz – a must-attend event in Vienna’s summer program – can take place as usual. We can all look forward to this Viennese event highlight”.

Besides top-class operas such as La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Così fan tutte and Turandot, this year there will be numerous concert recordings by David Bowie, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and others, along with classical music, dance, jazz, world music and musicals. Domestic productions will round out the program, while the entire program can be found at


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