Festival des österreichischen Films
21.–26. März 2023, Graz

All Austrian experimental, animated or innovative short films* presented in the Diagonale 2015, program are eligible for the Diagonale Innovative Cinema Prize.

* 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.


Prize for Innovative Cinema

by the City of Graz

Best innovative, experimental or animated film

€ 6,000 donated by Graz City Kulturressor

Services worth over € 3,500 donated by Golden Girls Filmproduktion

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

Award winner: Sasha Pirker and Lotte Schreiber for Exhibition Talks

Exhibition talks 1 c sixpackfilm Sasha Pirker Lotte Schreiber

Exhibition Talks © sixpackfilm / Sasha Pirker / Lotte Schreiber









Jury 2015
Siegfried A. Fruhauf
(filmmaker, AT)
Andrea Picard (film curator, TIFF, CA)
Ralf Sausmikat (artistic director film/video, EMAF, DE)