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Franz-Grabner-Award 2018

Franz Grabner — Photo Credit: Helmut Utri

March 15, 2018. Graz, Austria.

The Franz-Grabner-Award is annually presented to a select group of winners at the Diagonale film festival in Graz, Austria. The award aims to support Austrian documentary films on cultural and political issues as well as titles focusing on society and history. EDN Director Paul Pauwels will represent EDN at the award ceremony in Graz.

The Franz-Grabner-Award stands for the recognition of works that reflect a filmmaker's credible and responsible approach (ethically and morally) regarding their particular focus and subject area. Submitted projects do not necessarily have to focus on Austrian topics but should be indicative of an open-minded, curious and optimistic approach towards subjects relevant to Europe.

The award recepients are determined by a five member jury that is appointed by representatives of ORF, Diagonale, the Austrian producer's association AAFP and Film Austria as well as the founders of the Franz Grabner Award.

The award will be presented to the best cinema documentary and the best TV documentary film. The winners receive a grant of €5.000 in order to support the development of a follow-up project.