In 2019 we launched the Kaleidoskop open air cinema on Karlsplatz. After more than a year of the pandemic we are all longing to see each other again in person and gather in front of the silver screen as night falls. Karlsplatz is not yet open for public events, but we are very happy to have found a great alternative location: The 2021 edition of Kaleidoskop will be taking place at Arena Wien, a historic venue open to diverse formats of urban pop culture, where we will be celebrating film in all its stunning, kaleidoscopic variety: 15 summer nights, 15 films, 15 introductions by filmmakers, artists and activists that will open up a wide range of perspectives on the cinematic works. From non-places to places of promise and possibilities, the films offer insights into manifold realities and outlooks on life. In our conversations and encounters we will explore possible ways of living and acting together in urban environments. This year, you can enjoy our programme in all weathers, as all films will be repeated at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus the day after the open air screening.