Wed. March 29, 2023

At this year's edition of the Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, VdFS was once again a guest in Graz as partner and benefactor.

As part of the opening ceremony, the Diagonale Grand Acting Award (Große Diagonale Schauspielpreis) was presented again this year in cooperation with VdFS. This year, the wonderful Margarethe Tiesel was honored for her services to Austrian film culture. Well deserved, we think!

Of course, we also congratulate all the other Diagonale 2023 award winners. VdFS is pleased to donate the Diagonale Acting Awards as well as the Diagonale Awards for Picture Design, Film Editing, Stage Design, Costume Design and Sound Design. In this way, Austrian filmmaking is honored and awarded. An overview of all winners can be found here.


As every year, we also support young Austrian filmmakers by inviting 20 students from Austrian universities (with a focus on film) and 6 start-up scholarship holders from the BMKÖS (working scholarship for visual arts, architecture, design, photography, media art) to Graz to participate in the Diagonale and to network and exchange ideas with industry colleagues.

2023 was the last Diagonale festival year for the two previous directors Sebastian Höglinger and Peter Schernhuber. We look back on 8 great festival events and thank them for the great partnership and cooperation over the past years!

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