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Awards

2016 Aleksandar Lifka Award for exceptional contributions to European cinema - Palić, Serbia | 2015 In the Basement: Documentary Film of the Year, OÖ-Nachrichten Audience Award | 2014 PARADISE: Faith - Best Actress, Austrian Film Prize for Maria Hofstätter | 2013 PARADISE: Faith - Best Austrian Film, Papierener Gustl, Austria / Gold Medal of Honor for Service to the Province of Vienna, Austria / PARADISE: Love - Best Feature, Wiener Filmpreis, Viennale - Vienna, Austria / PARADISE: Faith - Best European Sound Design, European Film Prize of the European Film Academy for Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew - Berlin, Germany / Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence, Tofifest International Filmfestival - Torun, Poland / Honour Prize for World Cinema Contribution, Molodist International Film Festival - Kiev, Ukraine / Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, International Film Festival Message To Man - St Petersburg, Russia / PARADISE: Love - Best Camerawork, Diagonale Preis for Wolfgang Thaler and Ed Lachman - Graz, Austria / PARADISE: Love - Best Art Design, Diagonale Preis for Renate Martin and Andreas Donhauser - Graz, Austria / PARADISE: Love - Best Actress, Austrian Film Prize for Margarethe Tiesel / Golden Apricot Special Prize MASTER - Yerevan, Armenia / Golden Camera for exceptional cinematic creation, Art Film Fest - Trenčín, Czechia / PARADISE: Love - Best Feature Film, Austrian Film Prize / PARADISE: Love - Best Director, Austrian Film Prize / PARADISE: Love - Best Austrian Film, Papierener Gustl, Austria | 2012 PARADISE: Faith - Special Jury Prize - Venice, Italy / PARADISE: Faith - Best Screenplay & Eurimages Prize (Best Co-production) — Seville, Spain / PARADISE: Faith — Premio CinemAvvenire, Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica — Venice, Italy / Zloty Glan Prize, 18th Forum of European Film Cinergia, Łódź (for his contribution to European cinema) / PARADISE: Love — Palić Tower — Best Director — Serbia / Golden Award of Honor of the Province of Lower Austria | 2011 Maverick Award — Motovun, Croatia | 2010 Bremen Film Prize — Germany | 2008 Amnesty International Award — Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente — Lisbon, Portugal | 2007 Import Export — Golden Apricot — Armenia / Import Export — Palić Tower — Serbia / Import Export — Main Prize — Bangkok, Thailand | 2005 Prize of the Province of Lower Austria for Film — Austria | 2004 Jesus, You Know — Best Director Riga, Latvia | 2003 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Spain (for the intensive search for the boundaries between reality and fiction in contemporary cinema) / Jesus, You Know — Best Documentary — Karlovy Vary,  Czechia / Jesus, You Know — Filmpreis — Viennale —Vienna, Austria / Jesus, You Know — Prize of the Association québécoise des critiques — Montréal, Canada / Jesus, You Know — Erich-Neuberg Prize (ORF – Austrian TV) — Vienna, Austria | 2002 Dog Days — Special Jury Prize, Oporto International Film Festival, Portugal / Prize of Honor of the Federal Chancellery — Austria / Dog Days — Austrian Film Prize, Association of Film Distributors and Exhibitors | 2001 Dog Days — Silver Lion — Venice, Italy / Dog Days — Best Film, Best Director — Bratislava, Slovakia / Dog Days — Best Film — Gijon, Spain / Dog Days — Fipresci Prize for the Discovery of the Year / Dog Days — Most Successful Austrian Theatrical Feature for the Year 2001/2002 — Austria / Models — Best Feature FIlm — Television Prize — Austria | 2000 Models — Audience Award — Sarajewv, Bosnia Herzegovina | 1999 Silver Venus from the Creative Club Austria and 3rd Place at the Werbe EDward (for the ORF "Schwarzseher" campaign ) | 1996 Animal Love — Best Documentary — Potsdam, Germany / Pictures at an Exhibition — Best Documentary — Prize for Austrian Education, Austria | 1992 Losses to Be Expected— Runner Up Prize — Yamagata, Japan / Losses to Be Expected — Jury Prize — Amsterdam, Netherlands / Losses to Be Expected — Prize of the Austrian Film Days, Austria / Losses to Be Expected — Best Documentary Film — Golden Frame, Austria | 1991 Good News — Prix des bibliothèques — Paris, France / Good News — Vienna Film Prize, Austria

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