Festival of Austrian Film
March 28–April 2, 2017, Graz

Film Awards

Film Awards and Jurys

The Diagonale offers a range of highly respected film awards. The Grand Diagonale Acting Award, in the form of a unique work of art, created and donated by artist Anna Paul, will be awarded to actress Erni Mangold at the opening of the festival. On Friday, March 11, at the Kunsthaus Graz, we will have the festive awarding of the annual Carl Mayer Screenplay Prize as well as the Thomas Pluch Screenplay Prize. The Diagonale Awards Ceremony on March 12 in the Orpheum Graz marks the highlight rounding off the festival and celebrates the diversity of Austrian cinema with a variety of film awards in diverse categories:

Grand Diagonale Prize Feature Film (Euro 21,000)
Jury 2016
Esther Buss (Film critic, DE)
Zsuzsanna Kiràly (Producer, AT)
Norman Shetler (Cinema operator, Gartenbaukino, AT)

Grand Diagonale Prize Documentary Film (Euro 21,000)
Jury 2016
Jenny Billeter (Programmer Solothurner Filmtage, Kino Xenix, CH)
Marten Persiel (Filmmaker, DE)
Rüdiger Suchsland (Film critic, director, DE)

Diagonale Prize Innovative Cinema (Euro 10,500)
Jury 2016
Alexandra Grausam (Director das weisse haus, restorer, AT)
Naoko Kaltschmidt (Curator mumok kino, author, AT)
Mario Kozina (Film Critic, Programmer 25 FPS, HR)

Other Prizes
Prizes for Acting, Prize Best Short Feature Film, Prize Best Short Documentary, Youth Jury Prize, Cinematographers Prize, Editors Prize, Sound Design Prize, Prizes for Design, Prize Innovative Production, Audience Prize – diagonale.at/film-awards