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FRANZ GRABNER AWARD 2022 – THE NOMINATIONS

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On behalf of the board of the Franz Grabner Foundation, the Diagonale is pleased to announce the nominations for the Franz Grabner Award 2022.

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On behalf of the board of the Franz Grabner Foundation, the Diagonale is pleased to announce the nominations for the Franz Grabner Award 2022.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:

Weiyena – Ein Heimatfilm by Weina Zhao and Judith Benedikt (AT 2020).

Wood by Ebba Sinzinger, Michaela Kirst and Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan (AT/DE/RO 2020)

Marko Feingold – A Jewish Life by Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Christian Kermer and Roland Schrotthofer (AT 2021).

BEST TV DOCUMENTARY:

Erich Fried – Dichter im Porzellanladen by Danielle Proskar (AT 2021)

Aller Anfang – Der Weg der Hebamme by Karin Berghammer (AT 2020)

Ischgl im Ausnahmezustand (AT 2020) and Das große Schweigen (AT 2020) by Ed Moschitz.

The Franz Grabner Award will be given at the Diagonale’22 in the categories film documentary and television documentary and consists of €5,000 each – donated by the AAFP, Die Erste and ORF. The prize money is intended for the development of a future project of the winner.

The Franz Grabner Award will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in the Hotel Wiesler, Salon Frühling. The award ceremony is supported by the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport, Fernsehfonds Austria, Filmcommission Graz and dok.at. The main speech will be given by Dennis Vetter (film critic, curator and co-founder of Woche der Kritik, DE).

The Franz Grabner Award was initiated by the Grabner family, AAFP, Film Austria, ORF and the Diagonale in memory of ORF journalist Franz Grabner (1955-2015). The prize is awarded for an ethically and morally responsible and credible directorial approach.

Jury of the Franz Grabner Award 2022

Claudia Wohlgenannt (film producer, AT)

Djamila Grandits (curator, AT)

Paul Pauwels (film producer, BE)

Nicole Baum (HR International Fiction and Documentary ZDF/3sat, DE)

Stefan Kloos (managing director Rise and Shine, DE)

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Info: the page of the Franz Grabner Award 2022 on the website of the Diagonale