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)
- Now approaching its 13th year
- 2022 dates: TBA (was Jul 25 – Aug 24 in 2021)
- 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, 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 (if not all) 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 previous festival just ended so I don’t have details for 2022 just yet. In 2021, showings took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings from July 25th to August 24th.
The admission fee at the ticket counter was at your discretion. In other words, you decided how much to pay from the choices available. If you really couldn’t afford a ticket, you paid 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