The INTERNATIONAL AWARD at SHEFFIELD Doc/Fest goes to:
EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter:
“In a remarkable way, the sheer scale and ambition of this project is matched by its humility towards its subject and subjects. We were moved by the film’s palpable trust in its audience while simultaneously denouncing all of our hand in the scarred (mother) earth we leave behind to future people.”
(statement of the jury)
THE BORDER FENCE
by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
received the Jury Prize at the Trento Film Festival
"It is a documentary offering an accurate examination of the present day; a forum comparing opinions, that gives a voice to citizens, observing them at work, constructing a possible people and listening to a discordant choir of words and impressions on the subject of migrants. It is a major political film, complex and contradictory, in contrast to the simplistic political discourse broadcast by the media." (jury statement)
DEFIANCE - Three Women and the Vote
by Beate Thalberg
will be broadcast on ORF 2, in the Universum History series, on Feb. 21, 2019.
Marking the centenary of the Women's Vote in Germany and Austria, this film traces the lang and rocky road to success via the lives of three courageous women who broke with tradition for a better and more equal society.
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
The BERLINALE PRIZE of the Ecumenical Jury goes to:
EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
"... for its depiction of the devastation of our planet by human intervention – an issue of urgent concern today. This documentary depicts searing images of the destruction of Earth’s topography and candid conversations with workers, engineers, and scientists."
Award for Best Score
for Best Score:
Bernhard Fleischmann for L'ANIMALE
World Premiere at the BERLINALE
the latest film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Six Nominations for the Austrian Film Award
Best Feature Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Sound
Award for SMALL HEROES
by Marion Priglinger
won the award Prälat-Leopold-Ungar-JournalistInnenpreis, Anerkennungspreis in der Kategorie TV.
IDFA: international premiere
THE BORDER FENCE by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
to Amsterdam for its international premiere.
Two Awards: DOCAVIV Festival
AUDICENCE AWARD and RESEARCH AWARD at the DOCAVIV Festival for YOU ONLY DIE TWICE by Yair Lev.
Jury's justification: "Research is the heart and soul of this film, a film where the director works as investigator, uncovering a personal mystery to reveal a profound truth about family, brotherhood and forgiveness."
4 AWARDS at the DIAGONALE
Grand Diagonale Prize: Best Austrian Documentary Film:
Nikolaus Geyrhalter for DIE BAULICHE MASSNAHME
Grand Diagonale Prize for Acting: Ensemble Award for the actors of L’ANIMALE:
Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer, Stefan Pohl, Dominic Marcus Singer, Simon Morzé, Eva Herzig, David Oberkogler, Martina Spitzer, Lisa C. Nemec, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Gisela Salcher and Alexandra Schmidt
Thomas Pluch Script Award
Kathrin Resetarits for MADEMOISELLE PARADIS
Diagonale Prize for Editing: Best Artistic Editing of a Feature Film:
You only die twice
first broadcast at ORF 2, Sun. March 11, 2018, 23:05
A Jewish detective story in the Alps revolving around the former President of the Jewish Community in Tyrol, Ernst Beschinsky. A man with this name dies twice – once in 1969, in Israel, and a second time in 1987, in Innsbruck.
Have a good viewing!