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Our onsite festival venues are split into six locations situated close to the city centre

METRO Kinokulturhaus © Photo by Evelyn Rois

The METRO Kinokulturhaus - Festival Cinema
Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna

The METRO cinema is our main festival cinema once again. In the Historical Theatre (Historischer Saal), we show our many programs including the International Competitions, the Austrian Panorama and events featuring the Artist Talk, Q&As and panel discussions. The beautiful wooden panels and red interior of the Historical Theatre built in 1893, present a compelling contrast to the contemporary stories of the festival’s films.

The Eric Pleskow Theatre (Pleskow Saal) presents another opportunity to see the festival programs in a more intimate setting.

The cinema is located in the city center and can be reached by public transportation via the U3 (station Stephansplatz), the U1, U4 (station Karlsplatz), or the U4 (station Stadtpark). Bicycle parking is available close to the cinema.

Gartenbaukino - Festival Opening

Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna

Join us at the Gartenbaukino with its unique flair for an evening of celebration: the festival opening will be at the beautiful cinema auditorium.

You can reach the cinema by U3 (Stubentor) or U4 (Stadtpark). Bicycle parking is available close to the cinema.

Brunnenpassage - Film Program EXPLORING REALITIES

Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Vienna

For our program Exploring Realities visit the Brunnenpassage at Yppenplatz, a venue for transcultural and participatory art. The Brunnenpassage acts as an ideal space to start a conversation after watching the animated documentaries. And before the screening you might want to stroll through the Brunnenmarkt located nearby!

The venue can be reached by U6 (station Josefstädter Straße).

Stand 129 - Film Program FAIRPLAY

Viktor-Adler-Mark 129, 1100 Vienna

There is no better place than Stand 129 to present our program Fairplay, which deals with transforming living spaces and new perspectives. The venue is situated in the middle of the market hustle and bustle of the Viktor Adler Market in the 10th district. Since 2013, it gives space to art and culture and bundles the colourful diversity that is characteristic of this district.

Stand 129 can be reached by U1 (station Keplerplatz).


Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna

For this year’s Best Practice / International Forum we meet at the cinema Austrian Film Museum, founded in 1964. In this historic setting our international filmmakers will discuss their works of the past, present and future.

Located in the heart of Vienna, you can easily reach the Film Museum by U1, U4 (station Karlsplatz). 


Burggasse 7-9, 1070 Vienna

Don’t miss your chance to dive into the works by Maja Gehrig & Milva Stutz at the exhibition at Bildraum 07. Their astonishing animation art will be exhibited throughout the festival. The exhibition ends at the 30th of March.

The Loft - Party

Lerchenfeldergürtel 37/Thaliastr.2, 1160 Vienna

This years party location has a diverse history: the former wooden floor factory turned into a dancing school, which later became an Afghan supermarket. Today it's a club for partying and cultural events with four floors.

The Loft can be reached by U6 (Thaliastraße).


Wherever you are in the world, you can be part of the festival!

So join us from around the globe in watching incredible animation work with the online festival pass.