Academy of Austrian Film

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Members of the Academy (from left to right): Marlene Ropac , Ursula Strauss , Barbara Albert , Karl Markovics , Josef Aichholzer , Karina Ressler , Harald Sicheritz (2011)

The Academy of Austrian Films , based in Vienna , was founded on March 11, 2009 by Austrian filmmakers.

The Academy set itself the goal of establishing an Austrian Film Prize , which was first awarded on January 29, 2011, as well as a platform for filmmakers that enables them to communicate and implement their concerns and to maintain an exchange with filmmakers and partner institutions abroad .

Admission requirement

Any filmmaker who has worked on two full-length feature films or documentaries - which were released in Austria with at least three feature films or one documentary film and meet the requirements for being awarded an Austrian certificate of origin - can become a member and must be mentioned in the previous or credits for the respective films.


Barbara Albert and Karl Markovics have held the presidency of the academy since it was founded . Ursula Strauss and Stefan Ruzowitzky followed them in October 2013 .




  • Marlene Ropac , management
  • Alexandra Valent, Project Management Austrian Film Prize
  • Corinna Gollmayr, Management Assistant
  • William Knaack, Assistant to the Management / Projects
  • Antonia Prochaska, project management
  • Oliver Stangl, media support
  • Michael Zeindlinger, Assistant Project Management Austrian Film Prize


In January 2018 the academy had 505 members.

Founding members

Supporting members

Other full and extraordinary membersList of members of the Academy of Austrian Films

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Academy of Austrian Films: Press release The New Austrian Film Prize (PDF; 102 kB), July 2010
  2. Der Standard : Ö-Filmpreis moves to Grafenegg , October 22nd, 2013 under new presidency
  3. ^ Academy of Austrian Films: Board of Directors
  4. ^ Academy of Austrian Films: Membership