A lovely little film festival in a museum garden: dotdotdot offers a warm dose of entertainment to while away sultry August evenings in Vienna…
- Open-air showings of short films with related talks
- Films typically in the original English (or with English subtitles)
- Special showings for those with hearing difficulties
- 2022 dates: Jul 31 – Aug 31 (Sundays to Tuesdays)
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Open-air festival of short film
(Press photo by Tobias Raschbacher © dotdotdot)
With so many film festivals, it helps to have a few selling points to stand out from the competition. And the dotdotdot festival has several.
- It’s open-air, which makes for relaxing evenings enjoying the atmosphere after the summer sun has dipped below the horizon in the garden of Vienna’s Volkskundemuseum (the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art)
- It’s a truly inclusive event, by which I mean wheelchair accessible, equipped with assistive listening technology with special showings for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors, free entry for those who can’t afford a ticket, and similar
- It’s dedicated to short films, so you can enjoy the kind of features, documentaries, and animations you won’t normally find playing alongside the latest Marvel or Disney epic
Expect many of the films to be in the original English or with English subtitles.
Once available, find the full film programme and festival details at the official website.
2022 dates and tickets
The next dates for the festival are July 31st to August 31st, 2022, with showings on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
The admission fee at the ticket counter is at your discretion. In other words, you decide how much to pay from the choices available. If you really can’t afford a ticket, you pay nothing.
How to get to dotdotdot
The Volkskundemuseum lives in one of Vienna’s finer semi-Bohemian districts (Josefstadt), a little behind the town hall and Rathausplatz that dominate the western edge of the city centre.
Subway: the closest station is Rathaus on the U2 line, but you could catch the U6 to Alser Straße, then jump on the 43 tram toward the centre for a couple of stops
Tram/bus: take the 5 or 33 tram to Laudongasse. If coming from the centre, take the 43 or 44 tram from Schottentor and get off at Lange Gasse. The 13A bus also stops at Laudongasse
Address: Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna | Website