La Pivellina wins Best Austrian film
by Vladan Petkovic
Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s La Pivellina [+see also:
film profile] won the Grand Prize for Best Austrian Feature Film at Diagonale, the Festival of Austrian Film, which took place in Graz from March 16-22.
Best Documentary went to Birgitte Weich and Karin Macher for Hana, dul, sed…. Sabine Marte’s B-star, untötbar! Reloaded received the Diagonale prize for innovative cinema for Best Experimental, Animated or Short Film.
Huseyin Tabak’s documentary Kick-Off won the Youth Jury prize for Best Young Talent Film and the Audience Award.
The Diocese Graz-Seckau Prize for Best Documentary or Short Film was awarded to Juliane Grossheim for Die Kinder vom Friedrichshof.
Andreas Lust and Franziska Weisz won Best Actor and Best Actress respectively for Benjamin Hassenberg’s The Robber [+see also:
interview: Benjamin Heisenberg
film profile]. The Grand Diagonale Actors prize was given to Klaus Maria Brandauer.
The Austrian Editors Association Award went to Gerhard Fillei and Joachim Krenn for fiction film South and Michael Palm for the documentary Jobcenter. The Austrian Association of Cinematographers Prize was given to Christian Berger for The White Ribbon [+see also:
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile] and Peter Schreiner for his documentary Toto.
Wolfgang Rupert Muhr received the Carl Mayer Script Award for Grossmattglocknerhorn and the Thomas Pluch Script Prize went to Jessica Hausner for Lourdes [+see also:
interview: Jessica Hausner
The prize for innovative production went to Neue Sentimental Film for Plastic Planet; Dor Film for The Bone Man [+see also:
film profile] and Desert Flower [+see also:
film profile]; and Wega Film for The White Ribbon.
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