Ticket information here
Timetable here


| Diagonale | 2024 | At a Glance |

The Diagonale – Austrian Film Festival will take place for the 27th time in Graz from April 4 to 9, 2024, and for the first time under the direction of the new artistic director duo Dominik Kamalzadeh and Claudia Slanar.

The start date is also new: The Diagonale begins on a Thursday, which productively mixes up the festival dramaturgy and makes the weekend buzz with dialogues, debates and encounters in the festival’s new Forum in the Heimatsaal as well as premieres in the cinemas.

195 film productions will be screened at the upcoming Diagonale, 84 of which will be Austrian or world premieres! The film competition, in which Austria’s most highly endowed film prizes will be awarded by international juries on 8 April, will also take centre stage at the upcoming festival edition with 123 films in the feature, documentary and short film categories as well as innovative film. The Franz Grabner Prize, the Carl Mayer Screenplay Prize and the Thomas Pluch Screenplay Prize will also be awarded as part of the Diagonale – more information on all prizes and juries here.

Film specials of the Diagonale ’24:

| Position | Christoph Hochhäusler |
A comprehensive retrospective is dedicated to the fascinating German filmmaker, including a Revolver Live! guest performance in Graz with exceptional cinematographer Jürgen Jürges.

| Position | Lisl Ponger |
In addition to the cinematic work of the Austrian artist, Lisl Ponger receives a Carte Blanche and organises an exhibition at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz.

| Film History | Die erste Schicht / The First Shift |
60 years of labour migration from the perspective of the countries of origin – film history special in eight programmes with positions by filmmakers from the countries of origin themselves.

| Film History | 3x Girls in Uniform |
Film history special by SYNEMA on Leontine Sagan, Christa Winsloe and a film classic with consequences.

Supporting program ’24:

| Nachspann |
Cinema that goes beyond the screen for special talks and discussions that need more time and space, with Ruth Beckermann, Kat Rohrer, Christoph Hochhäusler and a special on Michael Glawogger, among others.

| Forum |
Festival location for discussion & debates in the Heimatsaal in the Volkskundemuseum am Paulustor

| Film Meeting |
The festival’s industry meeting, including panels on the topics of health and social sustainability, artificial intelligence and diversity and anti-racism.

| Club Diagonale |
End the festival days in a relaxed or dancing mood with the Club Diagonale!

| Extras |
Information on the exhibitions by Lisl Ponger, Eva Egermann & Cordula Thym as well as OchoReSotto, the short film walk by Street Cinema Graz or the Cinema Next Breakfast Club.

Crowded Helmut List Halle

Diagonale ’23 Opening Night at Helmut List Halle © Clara Wildberger





Consent Management Platform by Real Cookie Banner