Viennale 2017

The Viennale is Austria's most important international film event, as well as being one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking area. Every October, the VIENNALE takes place in beautiful cinemas in Vienna's historic centre, providing a festival with an international orientation and a distincitve urban flair. A high percentage of the approximately 65,000 visitors to the festival from Austria and abroad is made up of a decidedly young audience.
In its main programme, the VIENNALE shows a carefully picked selection of new films from all over the globe as well as new films from Austria; some of these are international first screenings. The choice of films offers a cross-section of bold film-making which stands apart from the esthetics of mainstream conventionality and is politically relevant. Aside from its focus on the newest feature films of every genre and structural form imaginable, the festival gives particular attention to documentary films, international short films, as well as experimental works and crossover films.
The VIENNALE receives regular international acclaim for its yearly organization of a large-scale historic retrospective in collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum, its numerous special programmes, as well as for its tributes and homages dedicated to prominent personalities and institututions in international film-making.
Gala screenings, special events and parties are as much a part of the festival as interviews, animated audience discussions and encounters between international guests of the festival and local visitors.

Current Dates

  • Sun. 22 Oct 2017
  • Mon. 23 Oct 2017
  • Tue. 24 Oct 2017
  • Wed. 25 Oct 2017
  • Thu. 26 Oct 2017
  • Fri. 27 Oct 2017
  • Sat. 28 Oct 2017
  • Sun. 29 Oct 2017
  • Mon. 30 Oct 2017
  • Tue. 31 Oct 2017
All dates

All Dates


  • Wed. 01 Nov 2017
  • Thu. 02 Nov 2017