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 2019
This year again, the jury of the Vienna Film Award is made up of prominent members. It is composed of the following members: The theatre director Alexander Charim, Herwig Kempinger, President of the Vienna Secession, and Helga Rössler, until recently head of the computer studio at the Institute of Design at the University of Applied Arts.
The Vienna Film Prize was awarded during the closing gala of the Viennale on the evening of 6 November 2019.
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.
ERSTE BANK ExtraVALUE-FILM AWARD
As part of the ExtraVALUE sponsorship programme, Erste Bank has been the main sponsor of the Viennale for sixteen years and this year awards the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE film award for the ninth time. From the Austrian film productions presented at the Viennale 2019, an independent jury selects a winner film. The winner will be announced at the Viennale closing gala.
The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE-Filmpreis allows a two-month stay in New York combined with a presentation of the prizewinner's works in New York. The realization of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE-Filmpreis takes place in cooperation with the Viennale, the German House at NYU and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Anthology Film Archives.