Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award 2016

The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Awards 2016 go to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel for “Mister Universo" and to Katharina Copony for “Moghen Paris – und sie ziehen mit”.

The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award was awarded for the sixth time at the Viennale.

An independent jury selected the winners from all current Austrian film productions shown at the Viennale 2016.

The award includes a stay in NYC covering the accommodation costs, travel costs and a financial allowance as well as a presentation of the works of the winners.

Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award is a cooperative project of the Viennale, Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

 

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Katharina Copony, Ruth Goubran, Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

The jury’s reasons  

The members of the jury reached a unanimous decision for two film productions. On the recommendation of the jury, the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award 2016 will be conferred for two winning films with a month’s stay in New York for their directors.

The first film production selected for the award by the jury is a fiction film. A charming, empathetic and also optimistic film with a convincing story and likable and authentic protagonists; a story like life itself. A young man uses the disappearance of his talisman to leave his everyday life behind him. He travels across Italy on a search of the former Mister Universe to get back his lucky charm. An extraordinary search for clues takes us on a subtle discovery tour with magical moments.
The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award 2016 goes to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel for “Mister Universo".
 

The second production selected for the award by the jury is a documentary film. A movie that takes us on a gripping trip that starts from an ancient cork oak tree and carefully leads us to a carnival parade in a mountain village in Sardinia. It is the magical past translated into film. The magical element becomes apparent in the social custom of the carnival whose movement transforms it into a collective delirium. It is alive and you become part of an irresistible transformation, which is not written in memory, but is nonetheless part of human action.
The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Film Award Grant 2016 goes to Katharina Copony for “Moghen Paris – und sie ziehen mit”.

   

Jury members

Franz Schwartz, former, long-year head of Stadtkino Wien
Boris Manner, curator
Silvia Bohrn, culture manager

  

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Franz Schwartz, Boris Manner, Silvia Bohrn, Ruth Goubran