The Diagonale is pleased to announce two special programs that can be seen in March at the Festival of Austrian Film. The first historical special is titled FINALE and comprises five programs that have been selected together with the Filmarchiv Austria and the Austrian Film Museum as well as in cooperation with the ORF Archive. SYNEMA – Gesellschaft für Film und Medien and Diagonale dedicate the second historical special to the filmmaker, critic, and author Bernhard Frankfurter (1946–1999).
The Diagonale is pleased to announce the Festival of Austrian Film’s new directorial team. In an unanimous decision by the general assembly, Claudia Slanar and Dominik Kamalzadeh have been selected to succeed Sebastian Höglinger and Peter Schernhuber as commercial and artistic directorship beginning in June 2023 and will be responsible for the festivals from 2024 to 2027.
The Gierke family is actually the family that contributed the most to the spread of cinema in Styria. With great curiosity and passion, Oskar Gierke was able to create a true empire, ensuring that the locals could fully enjoy this new, magical invention.
The Diagonale has just announced that the contracts of Sebastian Höglinger and Peter Schernhuber as artistic directors of the festival will be extended until 2022. The duo will thus preside over the Festival of Austrian Film up to and including the Diagonale ’22.
In accordance with the decree published this morning on the website of the Federal Ministry, the Diagonale’20 is forced to cancel this year’s Festival of Austrian Film (March 24 to 29, 2020).
The Diagonale, the most important film festival dedicated to Austrian cinema, will present a varied and surprising programme that will open with the world premiere screening of the documentary The most beautiful Place on Earth by Elke Groen.
The 22 films in Sehnsucht 2020 – Eine kleine Stadterzählung – a joint special by Diagonale, Filmarchiv Austria, the Austrian Film Museum, and the ORF Archive – revolve around the key words city and desire in Austrian film. The program can be seen from March 25 to 29, on the occasion of the Diagonale in Graz.
As essential meeting point for film enthusiasts from Austria and abroad, the Diagonale screens roughly 100 current Austrian feature, documentary, and short films in its competition and awards Austria’s most highly endowed film prizes. From March 24 to 29, 2020 in Graz.