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
- 2024 dates: TBA (was Jul 30 – Aug 31 in 2023, with showings Sun-Tues)
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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)
The museum lives in the Baroque Schönborn Garden Palace, so provides a suitably elegant backdrop to proceedings, even if the palais has (like me, sadly) seen better days.
- 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, 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.
2024 dates, tickets & tips
I don’t have dates yet for 2024, but the festival generally runs from late July to late August, with showings on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
The admission fee at the ticket counter for film nights is normally 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
You’re not far from a tidbit of musical history, either. Both Haydn and Bruckner performed at the Piaristenkirche church. Bruckner even took his compositional music exam there. He passed, you won’t be surprised to learn.
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