Festival of Austrian Film
Graz, March 17–22, 2015

All Austrian feature films* presented in the Diagonale 2014 program and with a length of more than 60 minutes are eligible for the Great Diagonale Prize/Feature Film.

* An Austrian film is defined according to the Diagonale rules as one where the director is an Austrian citizen and/or lives in Austria and/or one produced by an Austrian production company (majority Austrian financing, in the case of co-productions). Only films produced with minority Austrian financing by directors who do not live in Austria and/or are not Austrian citizens, as well as television productions which are not intended for commercial cinema release are excluded from competition.


Grand Diagonale Prize Feature

by the province of Styria
Kultur Europa Außenbeziehungen

Best Austrian Feature Film

€ 15,000 donated by Land Steiermark/Kultur

Services worth € 4,000 donated by Synchro – Film, Video & Audio GmbH

Services worth € 2,000 donated by Mischief Films – Filmdatensicherung

Houchang Allahyari for Der letzte Tanz


The prize money is given to the director of the film, the non-cash prize goes to the film’s production company.

Jury 2014
Florian Keller
(film critic Die Wochenzeitung, CH)
Dieter Pochlatko (manager epo-film, AT)
Claudia Tronnier (managing editor ZDF, Das kleine Fernsehspiel, DE)