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At the annual Music Film Festival, Vienna's City Hall Square becomes the meeting point for music lovers and night-owls – because the focus is on music films and culinary delicacies. The range of music films shown covers everything from opera to pop. The Music Film Festival is free of charge and runs the whole summer long – from July 1 to September 3, 2023.

The Cinema like never before at Augartenspitz presents a mix of popular movie classics and exciting new discoveries from Austria and around the world again from June 22. The "Back to the 90ies" series has cult classics of the 1990s on the program, with a tribute dedicated to film music legend Ennio Morricone. At the cinema sessions, classic silent movies will be accompanied by live music. This year's central theme is "Leading Ladies", which focuses on strong women of early cinema. Film specials are also dedicated to two strong women: Director Maria Schrader (currently known for "She Said") and the editor Monika Willi, who received an Oscar nomination this year for her work on Todd Field's "Tár". Culinary delights are supplied by the Grünstern garden kitchen.

The open-air cinema Kaleidoskop on Karlsplatz shows films that touch, amuse, get audiences thinking and discussing, dreaming and taking action on 17 evenings – and all with free admission. This year, the audience is taken along on cinematic city trips. Before each film screening, there are performances ranging from dance battles to concerts and readings.

See you outdoors!

The Cinema on the Roof of the Main Library on the Gürtel is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and showing national and international film highlights that you simply mustn't miss. The opening includes the Austrian movie "Die Vermieterin" by Sebastian Brauneis. There are also big international movies on the program, such as "The Whale", "Triangles of Sadness", "The Fabelmans" and "Tár".

A traveling cinema in the old tradition is the Volxkino. It has pitched its tents at unusual locations for over thirty years: between market stalls or social housing buildings, in parks or on public squares. Apart from feature films and documentaries away from the mainstream, the Volxkino also focuses on Austrian film. The event starts at Karmelitermarkt in the 2nd district on June 14. Admission is free of charge on all dates.

The frame[o]ut Film Festival in the MuseumsQuartier presents a colorful cross-section of documentary films and numerous independent films from around the world on 16 evenings in July and August.

dotdotdot, a festival for short films, is held again in the idyllic garden of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. On 15 evenings - every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday - around 100 international short films and film discussions with the attending guests are on the program.

Music Film Festival at Vienna City Hall Square

July 1 – September 3, 2023
Free admission

City Hall Square

1010 Vienna

Cinema like never before

June 22 – August 20, 2023
Ticket reservations at: and 0800 808 133
Films in the original with German or English subtitles


Augartenspitz/Obere Augartenstraße 1e
1020 Wien


June 30 - July 14, 2023
Free admission
Films in the original with German or English subtitles
Accessible evenings of film for the deaf and hard of hearing, induction systems


1040 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Comments

      Guiding system for the visually impaired with special "leading stones" (grooves and knobs), which can be felt with canes or feet - for the passage between the individual artistic institutions on Karlsplatz (e.g. Künstlerhaus, Musikverein) and for crossing the Friedrichstrasse-Lothringerstrasse intersection (which has heavy traffic), the traffic lights have audible signals.

Cinema on the Roof

June 1 – September 10, 2023
Tickets can be reserved online at:
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles

Vienna Main Library (Hauptbücherei Wien)

Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a
1070 Vienna


June 14 – September 16, 2023
Free admission
Some films in German, others in the original version with German subtitles
Various locations throughout Vienna
Starts at Karmelitermarkt


Krummbaumgasse / Leopoldsgasse / Haidgasse
1020 Vienna

frame[o]ut Film Festival

July 14 – September 2, 2023
Every Friday and Saturday from 10.00 pm.
Free admission
Films in the original with German or English subtitles

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -21%

      Additional information on the offer:

      FAB 5 Combiticket includes the visit to Architekturzentrum Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, Leopold Museum, mumok und frei_raum Q21 /

      Normal price: 35€ /
      VCC price: 27,50€ /
      Savings in Euro: 7,50€

      Online ticket:

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        6 parking spaces within the MuseumsQuartier complex
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair service in the MQ-Point by the main entrance: daily 10 am – 7 pm free rental (form of ID left as a deposit). Inductive audio systems in the auditoriums (Hall E + G). 
 Seeing-eye dogs by prior arrangement with the respective cultural institutions.

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs.


July 30 – August 29, 2023
Every Su, Mo, Tu
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles

Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum Wien)

Laudongasse 15-19
1080 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Currently not open for exhibitions.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors 180 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special tours for visually impaired visitors.

    • Comments

      Access to permanent exhibition area and café: no steps, freight elevator to special exhibition rooms (assistance necessary).

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