Vienna’s quirky short film festival encourages you to interact with the medium

Celebrating the intensity and ingenuity of cinema’s short form, the past years have made the Dotdotdot festival a summer fixture, displaying the full range of the medium on Thursday and Friday evenings within the inner courtyard of the baroque Palais Schönborn.

Now in its third edition after succeeding its popular predecessor, Espressofilm, Dotdotdot has declared this year’s motto to be “We’re In This Together Now,” once again challenging audiences with 150 thought-provoking exceptional shorts like Constance Meyer’s Rhapsody, a 15-minute piece about the lonely life of a single father (played by Gerard Depardieu) and his relationship toward his infant son. Other entries include special topical evenings on Swedish female directors or the subversive Latvia-born, New York based animator Signe Baumane.

After each screening, there’s time for a public discussion and evaluation of the film. This participatory policy is further emphasized by awards given to the most popular entries at the end of the festival. Visitors can also partake in workshops to learn about the art of filmmaking and even try their hand at shooting their very own short. So come join the conversation – entry is free, after all.

Jul 3 – Aug 24, Palais Schönborn. 8., Laudongasse 15-19,

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