The winners of this year's film prizes were also great. Sudabeh Mortezai won the award for her prostitution career "Joy". "It's not just personal recognition – such a prize is also an opportunity for the film," the director said, "Perhaps such a film may be at least a small dose of an antibody into the atmosphere of fear and hatred."
Christian Frosch was awarded for the documentary drama "Murer – Anatomy of the Process" as an important documentary of the non-violent Austrian Nazi past that continues to this day. "Resistive projects may fail, projects without resistance have failed," said Frosch convinced.
Erste Bank MehrWERT-Filmpreis for his essay "Chaos" and Viennese Wolfgang Fisher for his refugee parable "Styx" ex aequo went to Vienna's Sary Fattahi. Both can each spend a month in New York, where they will also be retrospective in Anthology Film Archives.
The standard jury was awarded by the African-American study by Roberto Minervini, "What do you do when the world is in the fire?" The director thanked him for a political video message and a promise: "Another beer is mine!" Finally, the FIPRESCI International Film Critics Award was dedicated to Cesar Vassyie's political inventory, "Ne travaille pas." "It's a pity I can not dance with you tonight," says Vassyies through the video.
This would be possible in case of the Museumsquartier. For those who wanted to end the Viennese film, not a movie, but a party, it offered the last option for the local festival center. For 22 hours at the end of Party 2018, the Electric Indigo music was set.