The Festival

Full of enthusiasm, we are presenting a brilliant film program that celebrates popular Asian cinema as a vibrant, dazzling mass culture – including a fat pinch of glamour as well as numerous talks with film guests and a festive opening gala that offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in Asian filmmaking to your heart’s content.

With its clear concept and two industry professionals at the helm, the third edition of Red Lotus presents 14 feature-length film programs in four days at the beautiful Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus and the elegant Gartenbaukino, both located in Vienna’s 1st district.

Red Lotus is aimed at people who love Asian cinema as well as all those who are new to the continent’s cinematography. Red Lotus is a showcase for Asian cinema and at the same time a hub for communication with and between the numerous Asian communities in Vienna and beyond.

Now in its third year, the festival will once again present a hand-picked selection of current, daring and successful films from all over Asia. In addition, an outstanding personality in Asian cinema will be honored with our Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the coming years, the program will be expanded, individual countries will be given their own focal points and personalities from Asia’s cinematic past and present will be honored in detail. The festival will grow step by step, together with you, our audience.

Keep in touch, and see you at the movies!

Cao Liuying and Katja Wiederspahn