VIENNA FILM AWARD
The Vienna Film Award, a prize donated by the City of Vienna and awarded at the Viennale, is given to a current Austrian feature film which was screened the last year. The prize consists of a sum of money provided by the city's cultural department, monetary support from the Hotel The Harmonie Vienna, and generous material assets donated by the sponsors BLAUTÖNE and viennaFX. Two prizes will be awarded at the Vienna Film Prize: the prize for the best Austrian film and the jury's Special Prize. Each of the two awards is endowed with monetary donations and material assets.
Jury of the Vienna Film Award 2020
This year again, the jury of the Vienna Film Award is made up of prominent members. It is composed of the following members: Rapper and poetry slammer Yasmo, journalist Renata Schmidtkunz (ORF) and Kira Kirsch, artistic director and managing director of brut Wien.
The Vienna Film Prize was awarded during the closing gala of the Viennale on the evening of 1 November 2020.
FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, was founded in 1930. The association is dedicated to the cultivation of journalistic ethics and represents the professional interests of its members. The members of the FIPRESCI come from all over the world and come together in small juries at numerous film festivals to award the prize of the International Association of Film Critics. As at the Viennale, most of them choose from a series of debut works by young female directors.
STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD
Every year the daily newspaper DER STANDARD presents its prestigious STANDARD Readers' Jury Award. An enthusiastic jury chooses from among a number of festival entries that do not yet have an Austrian distributor, providing the deserving winner a launch in Austrian movie theaters.
In addition to official notification of the winner, DER STANDARD grants advertising space in its pages when the film premieres in Austria.
10 YEARS - Erste Bank ExtraVALUE-FILM AWARD
Erste Bank, long-standing main sponsor of the Viennale, is awarding the ExtraVALUE Film Award for the 10th time this year.
The ExtraVALUE Film Award enables a stay in New York, combined with a presentation of the works in the New York Anthology Film Archives. Due to the difficult travel and residence conditions worldwide, the ExtraVALUE Film Award will be offered as a cash prize in 2020.
The announcement will be made during the closing gala of the Viennale.