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“We are obviously not welcome in Vienna”: The organisers of LET’S CEE have had to cancel this year’s edition of the festival and are criticizing the funding policy of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery.

After six festival editions with a total of 610 films, over 76,000 visitors, more than 600 predominantly international festival guests, over 1000 film screenings and hundreds of other events, a difficult decision has been made: the seventh edition of the LET’S CEE film festival, which had been planned for May 2019 and which focuses on films from Central and Eastern Europe, has been cancelled. 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, 15 years after the eastward enlargement of the European Union and just ahead of the upcoming elections of the European Parliament, the festival’s forced cancellation certainly has great symbolic.

Our Statements

Vienna's City Councillor for Culture, Veronica Kaup-Hasler, attacked LET’S CEE Film Festival on 25 January 2019 during the radio programme Ö1 Kulturjournal. On 29 January she continued her critique via APA – Austria Press Agency. Have a look at our statetements.  >>>

Blatant Discrimination

The crisis of the Viennese film festival scene endures: the organisers of LET’S CEE have had to cancel this year’s edition of the festival and are criticizing the funding policy of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery. >>>

LET'S CEE Winners 2018

At the award ceremony of the 6th LET’S CEE Film Festival, which took place on Friday night, the winners of separate ten categories were announced. Janez Burger’s social thriller from Slovenia won the newly created and prestigious Danny Lerner Award for Best Feature Film. >>>