Austrian film award

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Logo of the Austrian Film Award

The Austrian Film Prize has been awarded by the Academy of Austrian Films since 2011 . The last presentation of this film award took place on January 30, 2020. The trophy has been held in the form of a stepped spiral since 2012, which was designed by the artist Valie Export .


Markus Schleinzer presents the "Evening of the Nominees" 2014
The winners of the first award in 2011

The film award is not endowed with a monetary prize, but should be understood , in the words of the academy's managing director, Marlene Ropac , as an “honorary award from filmmakers for filmmakers” . Its purpose is to promote filmmakers, but not just to be an “industry festival”, but to advertise films from Austria and present an overview to the public. Until 2007, the “Austrian Film Prize” was an industry prize automatically awarded by the trade association for the film and music industry to distributors of the best-attended films of a year, which was renamed Golden and Austrian Ticket in 2008 .

Selection criteria

Films that come from Austrian production, i.e. were financed with Austrian funds or have an Austrian certificate of origin in international co-productions, are eligible for submission . A television broadcast must not have taken place before the award ceremony. In addition, the films should have a clear Austrian cultural character, for which they must meet at least two of three criteria:

  • the original version of the film is in German
  • the director comes from Austria or lives in Austria
  • the producer is Austrian or lives in Austria

Price categories

In 16 categories, the category Best Short Film was added in 2013, the categories for Best Female / Male Supporting Role 2016, the film prize honors outstanding achievements of the previous Austrian film year, with the winners being determined in a two-stage selection process by the Academy members.

Web links

Commons : Austrian Film Prize  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Der Standard: Austrian Film Award: "Atmen" with six nominations Favorite , December 19, 2011.
  2. Der Standard : Presentation of the new "Austrian Film Prize" , September 16, 2010.