The IMZ Music Film Festival Summer continues

The IMZ is happy to again contribute to the programme of some wonderful music film festivals. While the Music Film Festival in Yekaterinburg, Brno and Vienna already concluded with overwhelming success, residents + visitors of Tirana and Timisoara can still look forward to outstanding music film productions.

  • Music Film Festival in Vienna | Copyright: © Stadt Wien Marketing

    Music Film Festival in Vienna © Stadt Wien Marketing

  • Vienna Music Film Festival in Yekaterinburg | Copyright: © VMFF Yekaterinburg

    Vienna Music Film Festival in Yekaterinburg © VMFF Yekaterinburg

In the light of our commitment to providing broad access to the performing arts for everyone, the IMZ is happy to once again contribute to some rousing Music Film Festivals this summer. The IMZ as the programmer of these festivals also considers this goal of reaching and delighting a broad audience base and offers something for every taste: opera, jazz, pop, ballet and contemporary dance as well as recognizable productions for first-time-enjoyers and inspiring novelties for the performing arts connoisseur. The film festivals are free of charge and take place in a relaxed atmosphere in public, highly frequented places, making it easier for non-traditional audiences to overcome barriers to attend and enjoy the performing arts.

The largest festival of its kind, the Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz (AT), ran from 30 June until 2 September and featured an eclectic music + dance programme for 65 days. Special highlights this year included a designated children's programme as well as a focus on Leonard Bernstein who would have celebrated his 100th anniversary this year.

Inspired by the Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz, the Vienna Music Film Festival in Yekaterinburg (RU) celebrated its ninth edition this year, taking place from 26 July - 15 August. Residents and visitors enjoyed luminaries of the classical realm like Renée Fleming, Valery Gergiev, Ricardo Muti or Anna Netrebko, while fans of contemporary music got to see concerts of Nelly Furtado or Alicia Keys.

The Music Film Festival in Brno (CZ) is magically set in the Spilberk Castle and part of the Spilberk International Music Festival by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to delightful live performances, the IMZ is happy to contribute to the music film programming. The festival ran from 13-25 August and is a hugely popular celebration for the people of Brno as well as the entire surrounding region.

The Music Film Festival in Tirana (AL) will kick off its first edition on 13 September and run through 20 September. With blockbuster productions like Aida and Anna Bolena featuring the world renowned stars Anna Netrebko and Elīna Garanča, we are certain that visitors will enjoy this newly founded festival!

Lastly, the PLAI Festival in Timisoara (RO) will take place from 14-16 September. This grassroot community festival is already in its 13th edition and will incorporate outstanding dance film productions as part of the IMZ's dancescreen on Tour initiative.

Despite the autumn temperatures, we are happy that the IMZ Music Film Festival Summer continues with our festival partners!



Treasures – Güher & Süher Pekinel


Up to 17hours pure music enjoyment with the most important recordings of Güher & Süher Pekinel specially compiled by the Turkish twin sisters.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Through the Eyes of Yuja

C Major Entertainment

This film is a Road Movie with the famous pianist Yuja Wang. With more than 120 performances a year, she lives a nomadic lifestyle. Plus Concert Bonus

CD: Janáček: Glagolitic Mass

Czech Philharmonic

On 31 August Decca Classics released the Czech Philharmonic's recording of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba and The Fiddler’s Child.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Handel: Agrippina / Theater an der Wien

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

A modern production of Handel’s early masterpiece Agrippina staged by Robert Carsen at the Theater an der Wien and conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock.


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