Vienna’s annual Jewish Film Festival pays tribute to the rich variety of movies tackling aspects of Jewish life from around the world.
- Wide mix of international Jewish cinema
- Accompanying programme may include Q&As, talks, and other events
- Most films in English or with English subtitles
- 2024 dates: Mar 5-22
- Take a guided walking tour* around WWII sites & memorials
- See also:
Jewish cinema in Vienna
The annual Jewish Film Festival is a truly international event, selecting its films from far beyond the borders of Austria or Israel.
And it’s more than just a series of films.
After a showing, you might get to put questions to the director. Or a movie tracing the fate of holocaust survivors might be introduced by an antisemitism specialist. Or a dance film might be followed by a chance to put into practice what you’ve just seen on the silver screen.
For the full programme, including any talks and other events around the film showings, take a peek at the festival website.
N.B. Many (most) of the films are either in English or have English subtitles.
2024 dates, tickets & tips
The 2024 festival runs from March 5th to March 22nd.
Check the official website for ticket details; you can normally buy one, for example, online for many of the showings from three to four weeks before the festival begins.
If you’d like to explore more Jewish culture while in Vienna, then take a peek at the Jewish Vienna page. You may even find a film-related exhibition at the Jewish Museum (back in 2020, for example, we had one on Hedy Lamarr).
How to get to the cinemas
The opening is in Studio Molière (Liechtensteinstrasse 37a, 1090 Vienna), but the main venues for the 2024 festival are:
Conveniently central at the edge of the cluster of museums around the MQ and Maria-Theresien-Platz. Sandwiched between a triangle of subway stations: Karlsplatz (U1 and U4), Volkstheater (U3) and Kettenbrückengasse (U4). And a short walk from the Burgring tram stop (1, 2, D and 71 lines).
Address: Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna | Website
This is the main home of the Austrian Film Archive, right in the centre of town. It’s about halfway between the Karlsplatz (U1, U2 and U4 subway lines) and Stephansplatz (U1 and U3 subway lines) stations.
Address: Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna | Website