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V'19

V'19 Award Winners

VIENNA FILM PRIZE
Jury: Alexander Charim, Herwig Kempinger, Helga Rössler

The Vienna Film Prize, donated by the City of Vienna and awarded at the Viennale, goes to a current Austrian feature film that has been screened during the past year. The prize consists of a sum of money, donated by the city’s cultural department, monetary support from the Hotel The Harmonie Vienna and generous material assets, sponsored by BLAUTÖNE and viennaFX. There are two awards: one for the best Austrian film and the Special Jury Prize. Owing to the generosity and commitment of all involved, the Vienna Film Prize continues to represent encouragement and recognition of the work of Austrian filmmakers.

Best Austrian Film
(c) ViennaleSPACE DOGS, Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, Austria/Germany 2019

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
SPACE DOGS by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter tells the story of Laika, the first dog in space, of her brutal upbringing and her lonely death in the service of Soviet propaganda. And it searches for Laika’s spirit in today’s Moscow, following some street dogs as they move through the city.  In order to do so, the film is shot from a dog’s eye view, looking through their eyes at the strange world of humans, of whom we mostly only see legs. So it’s not about a human world with dogs, but about a dog world in which, by chance, there are also people. We see these dogs angry and tired, lonely and playful, proud and vicious, tender and hungry. We see how the animals are used and abused by humans and nevertheless remain themselves, even if this is sometimes not nice to look at.

The viewer gets very close to these dogs, due to the panting, dancing and agility conveyed by Yunus Roy Imer’s  great camerawork. Before seeing this film, we didn’t know that we actually wanted to get so close to Moscow’s street dogs. This film is full of experiences we haven’t had before, and full of images we’ve never seen. It is brutal, strange, poetic, startling and surprising. It isn’t a documentary, although it’s about reality; it isn’t a feature film, although we can see inside the dogs’ souls. This film has invented its own form. A jury colleague said: “After this film, you need a schnapps.” What better compliment can there be?

Special Jury Prize
(c) ViennaleBEWEGUNGEN EINES NAHEN BERGS, Sebastian Brameshuber, Austria/France 2019

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
SLOW DOWN. MEN AT WORK.
An African parallel economy in Styria, from which interested Hungarians and locals also profit. The Hungarian car-dealer couple envies Cliff, the Nigerian mechanic, who will soon send his car parts to Africa to sell them there: “In December in Africa – just sun? No jacket? That’s good!”A calm, poetic and touching film that raises more questions than it answers; a film that doesn’t know beforehand what it will find.

 

VIENNALE STANDARD READERS’ JURY PRIZE
Jury: Maximilian Gurschler, Astrid Kaltenegger, Barbara Macek, Agnes Peterseil, Philip Stöger       

The Standard Readers’ Jury Prize goes to a film that does not yet have an Austrian distributor and is especially recommended for screening in Austrian cinemas. Should the award-winning film find a distributor, Der Standard supports its film run with free advertising space in its newspaper.

The STANDARD READERS’ JURY PRIZE goes to:
(c) ViennaleDYLDA, Kantemir Balagov, Russia 2019

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
Emotionally moving and using powerful colors, director Kantemir Balagov tells the story of two young women who return from World War II and take care of the war-wounded in a military hospital in Leningrad. He repeatedly breaks with expectations and relentlessly contrasts moments of serenity with the bitter seriousness of life in a military hospital.
The film adopts a radically subjective and, above all, female perspective to show the destructive consequences of war, and the irreparable emotional damage, but also the power that arises from rebelling against past horrors that extend all the way into the present.

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE (PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS)
Jury: Žiga Brdnik (Casopis Večer, Film magazine Ekran, Dialogi), Magdalena Miedl (Salzburger Nachrichten, ORF.at), Alejandra Trelles (La Diaria, Brecha)

The FIPRESCI PRIZE is awarded to the first or second film of a young director.

The FIPRESCI Prize goes to:
(c) ViennaleGIRAFFE, Anna Sofie Hartmann, Germany/Denmark 2019

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:

The FIPRESCI award goes to a film that sublimely talks about personal and everyday history. Through a love story between the East and the West, the mature and the maturing, it skillfully – and as close to life as it gets – intertwines different times: the past, the present and the future. It does so through two powerful and opposing metaphors of human prowess and natural beauty, a tunnel and a giraffe. The prize goes to the film GIRAFFE by Anne Sofie Hartmann.

 

ERSTE BANK’S ExtraVALUE FILM AWARD
Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Boris Manner, Jed Rapfogel

Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award was awarded for the nineth time at the Viennale 2019. An independent jury selected an award winner from films by Austrian directors shown at the festival. The prize includes a two-month residency in New York and a presentation of the winner’s work in that city. Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award is realized in collaboration with the Viennale, the Deutsches Haus at NYU and Anthology Film Archives. This year’s ExtraVALUE Film Award goes ex aequo to:

(c) ViennaleSPACE DOGS, Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, A/D 2019
and
(c) ViennaleL’AVENIR? DE F.V.G.?, Friedl vom Gröller, A/F 2018

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award 2019 goes to Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter for SPACE DOGS:
A truly original hybrid that combines not only documentary and fictional elements but even different modes of non-fiction, SPACE DOGS is predicated on the story of Laika, the Moscow street dog who was the first resident of planet Earth to travel into space. By means of an invented fairy tale by which Laika’s ghost haunts the planet to this day, it is at once a meditation on the historical role of dogs and monkeys in early space exploration (via extraordinary archival footage) and a contemporary study of the stray dogs of Moscow, as they roam the streets by day and night. By shooting from a vantage close to the ground, the filmmakers adopt the perspective of the dogs both philosophically and literally. The result is a kind of city symphony in which the city is made strange as refracted through the eyes of its non-human inhabitants. A profound and rigorously unsentimental film about animals that encompasses both cinema verité and science-fiction fabulism, SPACE DOGS is by extension about those residents of a city who are overlooked, undervalued, and exploited.

Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award 2019 goes to Friedl vom Gröller for L’AVENIR? DE F.V.G.?
One of the most recent short films by the dizzyingly prolific Friedl vom Gröller, L’AVENIR? DE F.V.G.? is a work whose brevity and playfulness belie its astonishing inventiveness, evocativeness, and formal expansiveness. It is a portrait of two individuals – a deaf woman and her elderly Senegalese friend – as well as of two forms of non-spoken language that are both radically different from each other and (presumably) incomprehensible to most audiences: sign language and fortune telling with cowrie shells. The spectacle of unfamiliar forms of signification, and the mystery of the fortune teller’s magic, stand in inspired contrast to the everyday normality of the setting: a public laundromat. Through the structure and expressive power of the film itself, the women’s respective languages take on a cinematic meaning that renders them comprehensible even to the sign-language or fortune-telling illiterate.

 

V'18

V'18 Award Winners

VIENNA FILM PRIZE
Jury: Bettina Kogler, Mira Lu Kovacs, Corinna Milborn, Doris Uhlich, Renate Wurm
The Vienna Film Prize, donated by the City of Vienna and awarded at the Viennale, goes to a current Austrian feature film that has been screened during the past year. The prize consists of a sum of money, donated by the city’s cultural department, and generous material assets, sponsored by BLAUTÖNE and viennaFX. There are two awards: one for the best Austrian film and the Special Jury Prize. Owing to the generosity and commitment of all involved, the Vienna Film Prize continues to represent encouragement and recognition of the work of Austrian filmmakers.

Best Austrian Film

JOY
Sudabeh Mortezai, Austria 2018

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
In a direct and unembellished way, the Viennese director Sudabeh Mortezai tells the story of Joy, a Nigerian who fights for survival in Vienna as a prostitute, caught in the system of trafficking in women and sexual exploitation. The director exposes the mechanisms and brutality of this system, using amateur actresses whose great performances create an authenticity and intensity that gets under the skin. The jury was particularly impressed by how Sudabeh Mortezai turned this reality into a film. (...) The almost unbelievable story, the impressive acting, the improvised dialogs and, finally, the camera work, which involves the viewer directly, convinced the jury unanimously. The Vienna Film Prize thus goes to JOY.

Special Jury Prize

MURER – ANATOMIE EINES PROZESSES
Christian Frosch, Austria/Luxembourg 2017

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
The Special Jury Prize goes to MURER – ANATOMIE EINES PROZESSES (“Murer – Anatomy of a Trial”) by Christian Frosch. This feature film chronicles the court case against the Austrian NSDAP functionary Franz Murer, also known as the “Butcher of Vilnius” due to the extermination of almost 80,000 Jews. The trial was held in Graz, Austria, in the 1960s and ended with an acquittal. In an extremely impressive way, MURER – ANATOMIE EINES PROZESSES portrays the unresolved issue of Austrian National Socialism of the post-war period, which – it can’t be put any other way – continues to this day. The jury therefore regards the film as an important contemporary document that has an enlightening effect. The court film juxtaposes the impertinence, cold-bloodedness and ignorance of the perpetrators to the pain and renewed humiliation of the victims in an extremely precise and touching way.

VIENNALE STANDARD READERS’ JURY PRIZE
Jury: Katharina Ganser, Maria Macic, Patrick Mittler, Marietta Trendl, Hans-Peter Tscheru
The Standard Readers’ Jury Prize goes to a film that does not yet have an Austrian distributor and is especially recommended for screening in Austrian cinemas. Should the award-winning film find a distributor, Der Standard supports its film run with free advertising space in its newspaper.

The STANDARD READERS’ JURY PRIZE goes to:

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE?
Roberto Minervini, Italy/USA/France 2018

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
We have chosen a film that covers the screen with stunning black-and-white visual aesthetics and is characterized by the precision of photographic shots. With these aesthetics, the director creates a cross-generational documentary about justice, dignity and the fight against racism that leaves a lasting impression. His reserved and respectful way of working produces an intimate authenticity and liveliness that is both moving and fascinating. The film reveals, without lecturing. It is an important and valuable contribution to the public discourse about the structural discrimination of Afro-Americans in the USA.

FIPRESCI PRIZE (PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS)
Jury: Andrey Arnold (Die Presse), Heidi Strobel (Film-Dienst), Yeşim Tabak (Arka Pencere)
The FIPRESCI PRIZE is awarded to the first or second film of a young director.

The FIPRESCI Prize goes to:

NE TRAVAILLE PAS (1968-2018)
César Vassyié, France 2018

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
Sensation, sexuality, confusion. Performance, insistence, resistance ... Escalation and distraction. Detachment... or commitment? These are only some of the notions throbbing throughout our winning film. They let us reflect on the creative potential of 1968 and its echoes today. This film is a hypnotic collage, a vibrant composition, a powerful drum roll that leads us into a moment of silence ... The FIPRESCI jury decided to award the FIPRESCI Prize to NE TRAVAILLE PAS by César Vayssié.

ERSTE BANK’S ExtraVALUE FILM AWARD
Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Franz Schwartz, Boris Manner
Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award was awarded for the eighth time at the Viennale 2018. An independent jury selected an award winner from films by Austrian directors shown at the festival. The prize includes a two-month residency in New York and a presentation of the winner’s work in that city. Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award is realized in collaboration with the Viennale, the Deutsches Haus at NYU, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and Anthology Film Archives.

This year’s ExtraVALUE Film Award goes ex aequo to:

CHAOS
Sara Fattahi, Austria/Syria/Lebanon/Qatar 2018

STYX
Wolfgang Fischer, Germany/Austria 2018

Excerpt from the jury’s decision:
Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award 2018 goes to Sara Fattahi for CHAOS.
Three women, stranded in different places, try to put into words the deadly losses and traumas they suffered during the war in Syria. In atmospheric and, in part, dream-like images, the film follows the rhythm of the protagonists’ futile attempts to put into words the unspeakable, the death of a loved one. CHAOS is a meditation on silence and quiescence. A question about the place of female speech. A film that addresses the possibility and impossibility of memory. A film that reflects its own limits of representation and transcends them by assuming the notion of a poem.

Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award 2018 goes to Wolfgang Fischer for STYX:
The journey of the German doctor Rike, who embarks on a solo sailing trip from Gibraltar, becomes an existential challenge to her. A cinematic event reminiscent of an experimental arrangement to explore the human capacity for empathy, and yet painfully outdone by reality. Caught between maritime law and official orders, a woman makes a final decision, risking her existence.

 

V'17

VIENNA FILM AWARD

2017 the VIENNA FILM AWARD was awarded to:

Feature
DIE LIEBHABERIN
, Lukas Valenta Rinner, A/Südkorea/Argentinien 2016

Documentary
UNTITLED
, Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi, A/D 2017

Jury: Gregor Eichinger, Till Fellner, Olga Flor, Bettina Hering, Voodoo Jürgens.

ERSTE BANK’S MoreVALUE FILM AWARD

In 2017 the MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded to:

GWENDOLYN, Ruth Kaaserer, A 2017

Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Nicolas Mahler, Boris Manner.

 

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE

2017 the FIPRESCI-PRIZE was awarded to:

DISTANT CONSTELLATION, Shevaun Mizrahi, USA/Türkei 2017

Jury: Robenson Eksiel (Flix.gr), Iryna Marholina (Seance.ru), Michael Omasta (FALTER)

 

Standard Readers Jury Award

In 2017 the STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD was awarded to:

L’INSULTE, Ziad Doueiri, F/Libanon 2017

Jury: Robert Jolly, Gabriele Keller, Michael Schober, Selina Ströbele, Julia Tanzer.

V'16

Wiener Film PRIZE

In 2016 the WIENER FILMPREIS was awarded to:

Feature
THANK YOU FOR BOMBING, Barbara Eder, A 2015

Documentary
HOLZ ERDE FLEISCH, Sigmund Steiner, A 2016

Jury: Valerie Fritsch, Miriam Hie, Rudi Klein, Teresa Rotschopf, Hans-Peter Wipplinger

ERSTE BANK’S MoreVALUE FILM AWARD

In 2016 the MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded to:

MISTER UNIVERSO
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, A/I 2016

 

 

MOGHEN PARIS – UND SIE ZIEHEN MIT
Katharina Copony, A/I 2016

 

 

Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Boris Manner, Franz Schwartz

FIPRESCI PRIZE

2016 the FIPRESCI-PRIZE was awarded to:

BODKIN RAS, Kaweh Modiri, Niederlande/Belgien 2016

Jury: Petra Erdmann (Radio FM4), Beat Glur (Berner Kulturagenda), Suncica Unevska (Nova Makedonija Daily; Film Plus; Kinopis)

 

 

Standard Readers Jury Award

In 2016 the STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD was awarded to:

UNDER THE SHADOW, Babak Anvari, Iran/Jordanien/Katar/Großbritannien 2016

Jury: Hannes Fuchshofer, Maria Hirsch, Thomas Leitner, Fransa Routhin, Barbara Sorger

V'15

ERSTE BANK’S MoreVALUE FILM AWARD

In 2015 the MehrWERT -Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded to:

LAMPEDUSA IM WINTER, Jakob Brossmann, A/I/CH 2015

 

 

 

SELF, Claudia LArcher, A 2015

 

 

 

Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Franz Schwartz , Martin Rauchbauer

Standard Readers Jury Award

In 2015 the STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD was awarded to:

A UMA HORA INCERTA, Carlos Saboga, Portugal 2015

Jury: Antonia Aalders, Ulrike Bittmann, Richard Hemmer, Alexander Hirt, Angelika Patak

Wiener Film Prize

In 2015 the WIENER FILMPREIS was awarded to:

Feature
ICH SEH ICH SEH, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, A 2014

Documentary
LAMPEDUSA IM WINTER, Jakob Brossmann, A/I/CH 2015

Jury: Nicole Albiez, Dorit Margreiter, Tex Rubinowitz, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Tomas Zierhofer-Kin

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2015 the FIPRESCI PRIZE was awarded to:

COMA, Sara Fattahi, Syria/Lebanon 2015

Jury:  Dunja Bialas (artechock/Germany), Ola Salwa (Kino; www.stopklatka.pl/Poland), Stefan Grissemann (profil/Austria)

V'14

Wiener Filmpreis

In 2014 the WIENER FILMPREIS was awarded to:

Feature
MACONDO, Sudabeh Mortezai, A 2014

 

Documentary
WE COME AS FRIENDS, Hubert Sauper, F/A 2013

 

Jury: Andreas Beck, Arno Geiger, Philipp Hochmair, Eva Jantschitsch, Elke Siliva Krystufek

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2013 the FIPRESCI PRIZE was awarded to:

COURT, Chaitanya Tamhane, India/2014

 

Jury:  Demetrios Matheou (Sight and Sound - Großbritannien), Nil Kural (Milliyet – Türkei),
Hans Christian Leitich (ORF.AT- Österreich)

Standard Readers Jury Award

In 2014 the STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD was awarded to:

BIRD PEOPLE, Pascale Ferran, F 2014

 

Jury: David Avazzadeh, Claudia Göstel, Barbara Heißler, Franz Schörkhuber, Arabella Strassner

MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank

In 2014 the MehrWERT -Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded to:

MACONDO, Sudabeh Mortezai, A 2014
 

 

EDEN’S EDGE (THREE SHORTS ON THE CALIFORNIAN DESERT), Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice, A/USA 2014

 

Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Franz Schwartz , Martin Rauchbauer

V'13

WIENER FILMPREIS

In 2013 the WIENER FILMPREIS was awarded to:

Kategorie Spielfilm
PARADIES: LIEBE
Ulrich Seidl, D/F/A 2012

 

Kategorie Dokumentarfilm
SICKFUCKPEOPLE
Juri Rechinsky, A/Ukraine 2012

Jury: Marie Colbin, Christine König, Magdalena Miedl, Robert Schindel, Oliver Welter

FIPRESCI PREIS

In 2013 the FIPRESCI-PREIS was awarded to:

GRAND CENTRAL
Rebecca Zlotowski, F/A 2013

Jury: Eithne Mary O’Neill (Positif, Frankreich), Pascal Blum (Tagesanzeiger, Schweiz), Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (Wprost/Kino, Polen), Alexandra Seibel (Kurier/Kolik, Österreich)

STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD

In 2013, the STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD goes to:

DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN
Ramon Zürcher, D 2013

Jury: Marcus Fischer, Sarah Al-Hashimi, Oliver Kossegg, Almud Krejza, Ute Waditschatka

MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank

In 2013 the MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded to:

SHIRLEY – VISIONS OF REALITY
Gustav Deutsch, A 2013
 

 

SICKFUCKPEOPLE
Juri Rechinsky, A/Ukraine 2012

 

Jury: Silvia Bohrn, Franz Schwartz, Werner Brix

V'12

MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank

In 2012 the  MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded to:

DER GLANZ DES TAGES
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, A 2012

The MehrWERT Kurzfilmpreis der Erste Bank (for Short Movies) is awarded to:
Kurdwin Ayub - for her eight films at Viennale 2012.

STANDARD READERS JURY AWARD

In 2012 the Standard Readers' Award was awarded to:

LEVIATHAN
Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, USA/GB/F 2012

Jury: Barbara Anderlic, Irmgard Fuchs, Martin Kitzberger, Hedi Kuthan, Herbert Wastl
 

FIPRESCI PREIS

In 2012 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

MARGARET
Kenneth Lonergan, USA 2011

Jury: Jonathan Rosenbaum (USA), Diego Brodersen (Argentina), Victoria Smirnova Mayzel  (Russia), Alexandra Zawia (Austria)
 

WIENER FILMPREIS

In 2012 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

Feature Film
LIEBE
Michael Haneke, A 2012

Documentary
MEINE KEINE FAMILIE
Paul-Julien Robert, A 2012

A special mention for DANN BIN ICH JA EIN MÖRDER
Walter Manoschek, A 2012

Jury: Paulus Hochgatterer, Elfriede Ott, Markus Schinwald, Franz Adrian Wenzl, Susanne Wuest
 

V'11

MehrWERT Filmpreis der Erste Bank

In 2011 the  MehrWERT-Filmpreis der Erste Bank was awarded for the first time:

DER PROZESS
Gerald Igor Hauzenberger, A 2011

Jury: Nikolas Mahler, Franz Schwartz, Verena Teissl

In addition to that, a prize for short film was awarded to:

KREIS WR. NEUSTADT
Johann Lurf, A 2011

SCHNEIDEREI (VAGINALE VI)
SOMMERURLAUB (VAGINALE VII)
Kurdwin Ayub, A 2011

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2011 the Standard Readers' Award was awarded to:

LUGAR MÁS PEQUEÑO
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez, Mexico 2011

Jury: Ida Dupkanic, Lisa Eder, Walter Freinbichler, Harald Retschitzegger, Katharina Wienerroither
 

FIPRESCI PREIS

In 2001 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

YATASTO
Hermes Paralluelo, Argentina 2011

Jury: Diego Lerer (Argentinien), Vasco Camara (Portugal), Marina Kostova (Mazedonien), Hans Langsteiner (A)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2001 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

Feature Film
MICHAEL 
Markus Schleinzer, A 2011

Documentary
DER PROZESS
Gerald Igor Hauzenberger, A 2011

A special mention for DAVID WANTS TO FLY by David Sieveking,

Jury: Wolfgang Gantner, Lydia Mischkulnig, Violetta Parisini, Loretta Pflaum, Eva Poleschinski

V'10

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2010 the STANDARD Readers' Award was awarded to:

MARWENCOL
Jeff Malmberg, USA 2010

Jury: Sandra Gugic, Alejandro Ruiz, Katharina Stöger, Andrea Strommer, Christian Tschugg

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2010 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

PERIFERIC
Bogdan George Apetri, Rumänien/Österreich 2010

Jury: Peter Keough (USA), Anjelika Arthyuk (Russia), Roman Scheiber (Austria) und Müge Tüfenk (Turkey)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2010 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

Feature Film
RAMMBOCK
Marvin Kren, D 2010

Documentary
KICK OFF
Hüseyin Tabak, A 2009

Jury: Sabine Gruber, Amina Handke, Katharina Lorenz, Hans Schabus, Martin Skerwald aka Skero

V'09

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2009 the STANDARD Readers' Jury Award was awarded to:

DARBAREYE ELLY
Asghar Farhadi, Iran 2009

Jury: Werner Dolin, Markus Gaßner, Gülcin Körpe, Katharina Majchrzak, Helga Wagner

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2009 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

XIAO LI ZIX (Survival Song)
YU Guangyi, China 2008

Jury: Dennis Lim (USA), Jan Lumholdt (Schweden), Thomas Taborsky (Österreich) und Milan Vlajcic (Serbien).

VIENNA FILM AWARD

IN 2009 the Vienna Film Award was awarded in two categories for the first time.

Feature Film
LOURDES
Jessica Hausner, A/F 2009

Documentary
COOKING HISTORY
Péter Kerekes, A/SK/CZ 2009

Jury: Marie-Christine Friedrich, Esther Stocker, Markus Hinterhäuser, Hans Langsteiner, Josef Winkler

V'08

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2008 the STANDARD Readers' Jury Award was awarded to:

MOMMA'S MAN
Azazel Jacobs, USA 2008

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2008 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

AQUELE QUERIDO MÊS DE AGOSTO 
Miguel Gomes, P/F 2008

Jury: Markus Keuschnigg (A), Diego Lerer (ARG), Norman Wilner (CDN) and Neil Young (UK)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2008 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

EIN AUGENBLICK FREIHEIT
Arash T. Riahi, A/F/Türkei 2008

Jury: Andrea Braidt, Dimitré Dinev, Michael Kerbler, Ernst Molden, Sylvie Rohrer.

V'07

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2007 the STANDARD Readers' Jury Award was awarded to:

RUBLJOVKA – STRASSE  ZUR GLÜCKSELIGKEIT
Irene Langemann, D 2007

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2007 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

SHOTGUN STORIES
Jeff Nichols, USA 2007

Jury: Erika Koriska (Austria), Michel Ciment (France), Jurij Meden (SIowenien) and Andrei Plakhov (Romania)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2007 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

RULE OF LAW
Susanne Brandstätter, A 2006

Jury: Helga Bergmann, Susanne Michel, Olga Neuwirth, Linda Stift and Ralph Wieser.

V'06

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2006 the STANDARD Readers' Jury Award was awarded to:

BALORDI
Mirjam Kubescha, D/I 2005

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2006 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

HONOR DE CAVALLERIA
Albert Serra, E 2006

Jury: Claudia Lenssen (Germany), Mark Peranson (Canada), Ronald Bergan (UK) and Dominik Kamalzadeh (Austria)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2006 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

KURZ DAVOR IST ES PASSIERT
Anja Salomonowitz, A 2006

Jury: Tatjana Alexander, Edek Bartz, Thomas Edlinger, Peter Osswald and Alexandra Seibel

V'05

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2005 the Standard Readers' Award was awarded to:

HONG YAN

Li Yu, China 2004

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2005 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

ESTAMIRA
Marcos Prado, Brasilien 2004

Jury: Manuela Cernat (Romania, Jury-President), Diego Brodersen (Argentina), Gunnar Landsgesell (Austria)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 20 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to::

OPERATION SPRING
Angelika Schuster, Tristan Sindelgruber, A 2005

Honourable mention:
ROMANE APSA
Zuzana Brejcha, A/SK 2005

Jury: Clarissa Stadler (TV-anchorwoman), Günther Kaindlstorfer (journalist), Alexander Syllaba (Cinema Paradiso, journalist), Thomas Glavinic (author), Ulrike Steiner (filmcritic)

V'04

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2004 the Standard Readers' Award was awarded to:

LOS MUERTOS
Lisandro Alonso, Argentina 2004

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2004 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

LOS MUERTOS
Lisandro Alonso, Argentina 2004
and
DOWN TO THE BONE
Debra Granik, USA 2004

Jury: Dana Linssen (Netherlands, NRC Handelsblad, De Filmkrant), Gabe Klinger (USA, 24FPS Magazine), H.C. Leitich (Austria, Der Standard)

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2004 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE
Hubert Sauper, F/A/B 2004

Jury: Konstanze Breitebner (actress), Andrea Maria Dusl (author and film maker), Gerald Knell (Cinema Paradiso), Gunnar Landsgesell (film critic), Andreas Vitasek (acter and director).

V'03

STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

In 2003 the STANDARD Readers' Jury Award was awarded for the first time to:

LONG WAY HOME
Peter Sollett, USA 2002
 

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2003 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

JESUS, DU WEISST
Ulrich Seidl, A 2003

Jury: Andrea Eckert (actress), Franzobel (author), Constantin Wulff (filmmaker), Gerlinde Seitner (Österreichisches Filminstitut), Dominik Kamalzadeh (journalist)
 

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2003 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

THE BROWN BUNNY 
Vincent Gallo, USA 2003

Honorable Mention:
DEPUIS QU'OTAR EST PARTI
Julie Bertuccelli, B/F 2003

Jury: Cheuk-to Li (Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economic Times), Lisa Nesselson (France, Variety), Viliam Jablonický (Slowakia, Kino-Ikon, Teleplus), Chris Fujiwara (USA, journalist), Christoph Huber (Austria, Die Presse).

V'02

FIPRESCI PRIZE

In 2002 the FIPRESCI Prize was awarded to:

TAN DE REPENTE
Diego Lerman, Argentina 2002

Honourable mention:
NAKTA(DUL)
Park Ki-Yong, Southkorea 2001

Jury: Gerald Peary (USA, Boston Phoenix, Jurypräsident), Srdjan Koljevic (Montenegro, Blic), Belinda van de Graaf (Niederlande, Trouw, De
Filmkrant), Philip Cheah (Singapur, BigO Magazine), Maya Irina McKechneay (Österreich, RAY Kinomagazin).

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 2002 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

NACHTREISE
Kenan Kilic, A 2002

Jury: Gerda E. Grossmann (author), Christoph Kanter, Harald Krassnitzer (actor), Georg Wasner (journalist, Die Presse) and Renate Wurm (Das Kino, Salzburg).

V'92

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In 1992 the Vienna Film Award was awardes to:

BENNY'S VIDEO
Michael Haneke, A/CH 1992

and

SCHULD UND GEDÄCHTNIS
Egon Humer, A 1992

V'91

VIENNA FILM AWARD

In the year 1991 the Vienna Film Award was awarded to:

Ulrich Seidel

The Vienna Film Award is provided by the city of Vienna in order to support the Austrian feature film. Since 1991 the prize is awarded by a five head jury in order of the Viennale.