Pjer Zalica's Silver Leopard-winner Fuse (Gori Vatra), the documentaries Virtual Borders by Manu Luksch, Accordion Tribe by Stefan Schwietert, Fucking Freedom by Chris Krikellis and the avantgarde film WAR by Thomas Steiner are among 66 Austrian premieres at this year's Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Cinema in Graz which will be opened on March 3 by Goetz Spielmann's new feature Antares.

In addition to being a showcase of national production, the Diagonale will also have a number of sidebars including a tribute to the Serbian filmmaker Goran Markovic and two programmes of films from Karlovy Vary's Forum of Independents .