Goetz Spielmann's Revanche has been selected as Austria's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at next year's Academy Awards.
The rural drama had its world premiere in the Panorama Special section of the Berlinale in February and is handled internationally by The Match Factory.
Moreover, the film was awarded the Diagonale Grand Prix for Best Austrian Feature Film 2007/2008 and the prize for best cinematography (Martin Gschlacht) at the annual showcase of Austrian film-making in Graz in April.
Revanche is also on the list of films being considered for nomination for the 2008 European Film Awards and the European Parliament's LUX award this autumn.
This year, the Academy Award for best foreign language film went to Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky's Second World War drama The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher).