endowed with

€ 15,000 – donated by the Province of Styria/Culture

€ 1,000 – donated by the streaming platform watchAUT

and a voucher for

€ 4,000 – donated by The Grand Post – Post Production Houses

The prize money will be awarded to the director of the film, the voucher to the film’s production company. All Austrian feature films presented in the Diagonale ’24 programme will be considered for the Grand Diagonale Feature Film Award.


Grand Diagonale Prize of the Province of Styria

For Best Documentary Film


Helin Çelik


Jury statement: Between dream and phantasm, reality remains at a standstill. Cobwebs tell of time stopped in a remote, dimly lit refuge in Jordan, in which three generations of women gradually reveal their experiences of violence. In calm images and extreme close-ups, the director creates an intimate closeness to her protagonists, literally crawling under their skin.  The enigma of their existence gradually unfolds, impressively revealing the great power of documentary storytelling, which emerges directly from the characters in all its simplicity.

Jury Documentary Film:
Dunja Bialas (Film Journalist, Festival Director, DE)
Tsveta Dobreva (Festival Director, FR)
Cem Kaya (Director, DE)



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