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Paul Lendvai on Béla Tarr

Prof. Paul Lendvai recently held a laudation on Béla Tarr, who was honoured for his lifetime achievement at the fifth edition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival. >>>


Last weekend, this year’s winners of the fifth LET’S CEE Film Festival were announced at the Award Ceremony at the Viennese Urania, attended by a great number of international festival guests. >>>

LET'S CEE Winners 2017

At the Award Ceremony of the LET’S CEE Film Festival 2017 in the Urania Cinema in Vienna last weekend nine prizes were awarded. >>>

Shorts made in Estonia

The Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival in Tallinn is one of only 15 A-list film festivals worldwide. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the festival contributes to LET’S CEE with a selection of the past years’ best Estonian short films. >>>

Refugees are welcome...or not?

In co-operation with the University of Vienna, a freely accessible event is organised where film directors going to discuss the situation of asylum seekers in the Balkan region with migration experts. >>>

Art, Propaganda and Ideology

Ivan Novak presents various aspects of the ever-present relationship and the mutual dependency of art, propaganda and ideology using the example of last year’s Laibach concert in North Korea. >>>

After-Show-Parties: Markterei

The former general post office, with its historic walls, is known to be a real hot spot in the Viennese gastronomic scene. This is why one of the most entertaining LET'S CEE events is going to take place there. >>>

Béla Tarr - Lifetime Achievement

A slow rhythm, a minimalistic form of presentation, and a small amount of long camera angles have become the trademarks of Tarr’s black and white films. >>>

Best of Classics

The Cannes Film Festival has been including them in the programme since 2004; LET’S CEE is starting this year, with the presentation of digitally-restored masterpieces on the big screen. >>>

Feature Film Competition

One thing is for certain, and that is that this year’s cinematic pieces will keep us on our toes. They demonstrate how filmmakers are just as lost as we are. >>>

Pitching Competition

Present your film idea and win not only cash, but also the latest version of the 250$ screenwriting software by Final Draft! >>>

Cultural Year Croatia

The Cultural Year Austria-Croatia, initiated by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, runs under the slogan “Experiencing culture together”. LET’S CEE takes part with three themed films. >>>

East Silver Caravan

East Silver Caravan is a project of the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague which helps outstanding, but less validated, CEE documentaries achieve greater presence at film festivals. >>>

Austrian Day

In this new series, LET’S CEE presents selected Austrian productions that attracted attention during the last Austrian Film Prize in order to give foreign guests and visitors from the CEE region a first impression of current domestic filmmaking.  >>>

Retrospective: Andrzej Wajda

His films not only tell stories, but also try to capture them, and some of his stories have even written history. In the autumn of 2016, Andrzej Wajda, perhaps one of Poland’s most famous directors, died at the age of 90. >>>


Within the frame of Off the Wall Expanded, the programme Across the Line, supported by EU audience development, covering six countries, allows a closer look at the work of rising filmmakers. >>>

Documentary Competition

We offer ten strong cinematic approaches, ten thought-provoking narratives and dozens of reasons to immerse into them as well as interact with the filmmakers. >>>

Short Film Competition

In this year’s short film competition you will find parallels to, and open criticism of, the recent political turbulences and the attacks on democracy just as often as universal human questions. >>>