In spring, the Ministry of Culture announced the award of cinema awards for the first time in order to give the industry a helping hand, not least in times of upheaval. The prizes were advertised in July. Now the winners of the rain of prizes have been determined, which includes a main prize worth 10,000 euros for outstanding program work, two sponsorship prizes and five recognition prizes. The main trophy goes to the Salzburg institution Das Kino.
Ecological funding at horticultural cinema
The Viennese horticultural cinema, which is currently undergoing general renovation, can look forward to the 5,000 euro sponsorship award for ecologically sustainable management. The second award, intended for innovative work, goes to the Leokino after Innsbruck for its programmatic focus on film education.
Recognition prizes for hall cinemas
And there are also five recognition prizes, each endowed with 3,000 euros, for committed one-room cinemas on the program of the award ceremony for the war scheduled for this evening in Vienna’s Urania. Here the Admiral Kino Wien, the Graz Film Center in the Rechbauerkino, the Stadtkino Grein from Upper Austria, the Lower Austrian Stadtlichtspiele Retz and the Klagenfurt Volkskino were considered.
In her acceptance speech, Green Secretary of State for Culture Andrea Mayer referred to the excellent role cinema companies play in society:. In order to guarantee the diversity of the cinema landscape in Austria, the federal cinema prizes were advertised, which are awarded biennially from Nonne. “