DIAGONALE ‘22 / Graz

(c) Kurdwin Ayub, SONNE, AT 2022.

05. – 10.04.2022.

Austrian cinema – filmmaking in Austria!

For the 25th time the Diagonale takes place in Graz! With the film competition, the selection program, which includes around 500 current submissions outstanding feature films and documentaries, the Diagonale offers a lively relationship between films and audience and an open, always surprising discourse.

In addition to the best short, animated and experimental films and videos in the program, many of the productions celebrate their world premiere or Austrian premiere in Graz. Furthermore, the festival presents numerous highlights of the past cinema year.

Along the biographies of deserving Austrian filmmakers, the series Zur Person reflects on Austrian film and cinema culture. In 2022, the program format is dedicated to the internationally award-winning duo Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, who were most recently awarded the Diagonale Grand Prix Documentary Film for Records from the Underworld, among other prizes, and thus for the fourth time overall in a main category of the festival.

The film program will be screened from April 6 to 10, 2022 as part of the 25th Diagonale in Graz and framed by in-depth conversations (Diagonale im Dialog) with film journalist Bert Rebhandl.

The Festival of Austrian Film will open on April 5 with Kurdwin Ayub’s feature film “SONNE” (AT 2022).
The day after the opening, the gala premiere of Ulrich Seidl’s film “Rimini” (AT 2022) will take place.

05. – 10.04.2022
Various Locations