Dear accredited press and industry representatives!
With the gala screening of the film VERDENS VERSTE MENNEKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) by Joachim Trier, the 59th edition of the Viennale came to an end on Sunday, 31 October.
In this challenging time, the festival was a great success with 58,200 visitors and an occupancy rate of 74%. The eleven festival days from Oct 21 to 31 have proven that the Viennese audience’s joy and interest in watching a multifaceted film program in the cinema together was greater than shying away from fully occupied auditoriums.
The festival welcomed almost 500 accredited press and industry representatives from Austria and abroad. We thank you all for being here and for your part in making the festival feel particularly beautiful and lively.
The final press kit, in which we present the highlights of this year's festival, the attendance figures and the winners of the Vienna Film Prize, the FIPRESCI Prize, the Standard Readers' Jury Prize and the Erste Bank MehrWERT Film Prize, is available for download HERE.
We look forward to the 60th Viennale in 2022!