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
- Many films in the original English (or with English subtitles)
- Now approaching its 11th year
- 2020 dates: Jul 20 – Aug 19 (provisional)
- See also: Vienna Shorts Festival | Film festivals
Open-air festival of short film
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 as the summer sun dips 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, family friendly, equipped with assistive listening technology, 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, like the Intelligent Trees documentary (an award winner at the 2017 Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague and shown at dotdotdot in 2019).
Once available, find the full film programme and festival details at the official website.
2020 dates and tickets
The festival takes place from July 20th to August 18th on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (provisional info, dependent on local event regulations post-Coronavirus).
The admission fee is at your discretion. In other words, you decide how much you want to pay. Tickets usually go on sale at the door 30 mins before a showing begins, with no reserved seating.
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