Saturday, January 29, 2011
Today, the Akademie des Östereichischen Films (Academy of Austrian Film) held the ceremony for their first ever edition of the Österreichischen Filmpreis (Austrian Film Awards) at the Odeon in Vienna. The surprise winner of Best Feature Film was the oddball comedy Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott (The accidental kidnapping of the Woman Elfriede Ott) by Andreas Prochaska. It also won the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Music.
Der Räuber (The Robber) directed by Benjamin Heisenberg had led with seven nominations. It too captured three awards, for Best Director, Best Actor (Andreas Lust) and Best Sound Design.
The other film nominated for Best Feature Film was Jessica Hausner's Lourdes but its only prize was for editing. Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men captured two prizes, for cinematography and Art Direction.
The award for Best Documentary was claimed by Bock for President by Sudabeh Mortezai. The film's subject, social worker Ute Bock, received a standing ovation from the audience and was moved to tears.
Austria's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards had been La Pivellina by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, but the film was shut out altogether.
The Österreichischen Filmpreis was founded in March 2009 by the Akademie des Östereichischen Films (Academy of Austrian Film). 41 feature films released in Austrian cinemas between October 1, 2009 and November 30, 2010 were eligible for nominations. For a film to be nominated, it had to satisfy at least two of the three criteria: 1) the original version of the film is German; 2) the director is from Austria, or lives in Austria; or 3) the producer is an Austrian or resides in Austria. Three nominees were determined in each of the 13 categories.
The Academy consists of 147 film professionals. It is current President is director/producer Barbara Albert and the Chairman is actor/director Karl Markovic.
Complete list of winners for the Österreichischen Filmpreis (Austrian Film Award) 2011
Best Feature Film
Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott (The accidental kidnapping of the Woman Elfriede Ott), Andreas Prochaska
Bock for President , Sudabeh Mortezai
Barbara Romaner, Mahler auf der Couch (Mahler on the Couch)
Andreas Lust, Der Räuber (The Robber)
Benjamin Heisenberg, Der Räuber (The Robber)
Uwe Lubrich, Alfred Schwarzenberger, Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Prochaska, Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott (The accidental kidnapping of the Woman Elfriede Ott)
Martin Gschlacht, Women Without Men
Best Costume Design
Caterina Czepek, Mahler auf der Couch (Mahler on the Couch)
Björn Rehbein, Jud Süss – Film ohne Gewissen (Jew Suss: Rise and Fall)
Kollegium Kalksburg, Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott (The accidental kidnapping of the Woman Elfriede Ott)
Karina Ressler, Lourdes
Best Art Direction
Katharina Wöppermann, Women Without Men
Best Sound Design
Marc Parisotto, Veronika Hlawatsch, Bernhard Maisch, Der Räuber (The Robber)
DIE UNABSICHTLICHE ENTFÜHRUNG DER FRAU ELFRIEDE OTT [Trailer
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