Award winners include Michael, Der Prozess, El lugar mas pequeno, Yastasto.
The Viennale reported attendance of 96,700 at the 2011 festival, up slightly from 96,300 last year.
The festival offered 347 screenings, of which 120 were sold-out screenings.
Festival director Hans Hurch said: “In summary, we can once again point to the Viennale audience’s exceptional curiosity and zest for discovery. They received the festival’s cinematic complexity and wide variety of extremely different works, styles, genres and stories with great interest and incredible openness. This is wonderfully promising for the great 50th anniversary of the Viennale in 2012.”
The Vienna Film Prize, recognising Austrian filmmakers, went to feature Michael by Markus Schleinzer and documentaqry Der Prozess by Gerald Igor Hauzenberger. An honorary mention went to David Wants To Fly by David Sieveking.
The Viennale Standard Readers’ Jury Prize, going to a film that does not yet have an Austrian distributor, went to Mexican film El lugar más pequeño by Tatiana Huezo Sánchez.
The Fipresci prize went to Argentina’s Yatasto by Hermes Paralluelo.
Erste Bank’s MehrWERT Film Prize went to Der Prozess.
- Title: David Wants To Fly