The Dreamed Ones triumphs at the Diagonale
by Vladan Petkovic
- The Berlinale Forum title has won the Grand Diagonale Prize for a Feature Film at the Austrian festival
The 2016 Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film took place from 8-13 March in Graz. The main award, the Grand Diagonale Prize for a Feature Film, worth €21,000, went to Ruth Beckermann's The Dreamed Ones [+see also:
film profile], which world-premiered in the Berlinale's Forum section earlier this year. The film's editor, Dieter Pichler, also won the Best Editing Award for a Fiction Film (worth €3,000).
Sigmund Steiner's Three Farmers and a Son (Holz Erde Fleisch) picked up the Grand Diagonale Prize for a Documentary Film (worth €21,000), and Antoinette Zwirchmayr received the Diagonale Prize for Innovative Cinema (€9,000) for the 19-minute Josef – Täterprofil meines Vaters.
The Best Actress Award (worth €3,000) went to Ursula Strauss for her role in Mirjam Unger's Maikäfer flieg, while Erwin Steinhauer won the Best Actor Award (€3,000) for his performance in Barbara Eder's Thank You for Bombing [+see also:
The full list of winners is below:
Grand Diagonale Prize for a Documentary Film
Three Farmers and a Son (Holz Erde Fleisch) – Sigmund Steiner
Best Editing for a Fiction Film
Dieter Pichler – The Dreamed Ones
Diagonale Prize for Innovative Cinema
Josef – Täterprofil meines Vaters – Antoinette Zwirchmayr
Ursula Strauss – Maikäfer flieg
Best Short Fiction Film
Wald der Echos – Maria Luz Olivares Capelle
Best Short Documentary Film
Zuhause ist kein Ort – Clara Trischler
Eigensinn und Ansichtssachen – Miriam Raggam and Brigitta Freigassner
Best Young Talent Film
Unmensch – Jasmin Baumgartner
Best Cinematography for a Documentary Film
Kurdwin Ayub – Paradise! Paradise!
Andreas Horvath – Helmut Berger, Actor
Best Sound Design for a Fiction Film
Charlie Campagna – Los Feliz
Best Production Design
Laura Weiss – WINWIN
Kinders – the Riahi Brothers
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