Portuguese director Miguel Gomes received the FIPRESCI Critics Award at this year's Viennale for Aquele Querido Mes De Agosto.

In a statement, the critics' jury said that Gomes' film 'brings to life a world of music, passion, romanticism and tragedy.' Miguel Gomes was also the subject of a special homage during the Viennale.

In addition, the Der Standard Reader Award went to Azazel Jacobs' Momma's Son which the jury described as 'a pearl of American independent film', while this year's Vienna Film Prize was awarded to Arash T. Riahi's family drama Ein Augenblick Freiheit.