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 .
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 .
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
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.
- Best feature film
- Best documentary
- Best short film
- Best director
- Best female lead
- Best male lead
- Best Supporting Role
- Best supporting role
- Best script
- Best camera
- Best costume design
- Best mask
- Best music
- Best cut
- Best production design
- Best sound design
- Der Standard: Austrian Film Award: "Atmen" with six nominations Favorite , December 19, 2011.
- Der Standard : Presentation of the new "Austrian Film Prize" , September 16, 2010.