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Film Awards at the Viennale


The Vienna Film Prize, an award donated by the City of Vienna and presented during the Viennale, is given to a current Austrian feature film that has been screened in the past year. The endowment of this prize consists of a monetary amount provided by the City's Department of Culture, as well as monetary contributions from ARRI Rental and Hotel The Harmonie Vienna. Furthermore, THE GRAND POST enriches the Vienna Film Award with generous donations in kind. Two prizes are awarded at the Vienna Film Prize: the prize for the best Austrian film and the Special Jury Prize. Each of the two awards is endowed with cash donations and non-cash assets.

Jury of the Vienna Film Award 2022

Also this year the jury of the Vienna Film Prize is prominently staffed. It is composed of the following members: the Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Gerald Bast, the author and journalist Ingrid Brodnig and the actress and singer Edita Malovčić.

The Vienna Film Prize will be awarded during the closing gala of the Viennale on the evening of October 31, 2022.


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 FIPRESCI come from all over the world and meet in small juries at numerous film festivals to award the prize of the International Federation of Film Critics. Most of the time they choose - as at the Viennale - from a number of debut works by young filmmakers.


DER STANDARD is organizing the Standard Audience Jury Award again this year. The jurors will select a film from the festival entries that does not yet have a distributor in Austria. If the winning film subsequently finds a distributor, DER STANDARD supports the film's release with free advertising space in the newspaper.


Erste Bank, the Viennale's main sponsor for many years, is awarding the ExtraVALUE Film Award which it initiated and donated, for the twelfth time this year. The focus is on appreciation and support of Austrian film: The award winners are selected by an independent jury from among the Austrian productions or films by Austrian filmmakers presented at the Viennale. The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award enables the award winners to spend time in New York and to present their work at the renowned Anthology Film Archives.

The realization of the ExtraVALUE Film Award takes place in cooperation with the Viennale, the Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Anthology Film Archives.

Overview: awardees of previous years


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