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Diagonale in Graz

Austrian Film Festival

Every March Graz city focuses on the Austrian film industry, when the famous Diagonale takes place. Film showings and award shows take place as well as a great entertainment programme. Film fans are invited to take a closer look at Austria's film industry; more than 100 productions will be shown. During the festival, which lasts several days, you can enjoy indulgence at the Florian family's Parkhotel. 

Film festival in the cultural capital Graz
City centre of Graz

Film awards

The Austrian film awards are presented in various categories, like documentary or fiction film, long-form or short-form films, awards for innovative cinema and for different aspects of filmmaking. There are also awards for scripts, acting and merits for the Austrian film culture. In 2013 the main Diagonale award, the one for Best Film, went to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel for “Der Glanz des Tages”. The award for Best Documentary went to Bernadette Weigel. 

Graz, capital of film

In 2013 the Diagonale brought more than 25,000 visitors to the film showings and further events. The Austrian premieres and world premieres are much-anticipated every year. Film experts are invited to discover artistic film gems. Further events offer the opportunity for discussions and Q&As with the filmmakers.

The Diagonale also wants to discover and promote contemporary artistic tendencies. Visitors can not only watch feature films, but also animations, avant garde, documentary and short films.

It doesn't matter whether you are coming to Graz as a Diagonle visitor or as a participant, everyone will find a cosy room at the Romantic Parkhotel Graz. The Florian family is looking forward to your visit and will gladly respond to your no obligation holiday enquiry