Awards

2014

PARADISE: Faith - Best Austrian Film 2013, Papierene Gustl Award, Austria
PARADISE: Faith - Best Female Actress, Austrian Film Award for Maria Hofstätter  

2013

Order of Merit of Services Rendered to the Republic of Austria, Honour by the City Vienna 
PARADISE: Love - Best feature film, Vienna Film Award, Viennale 
PARADISE: Faith - European Sound Designer Award 2013, European Film Academy Award for Matz Müller und Erik Mischijew  
Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence, Tofifest International Filmfestival – Torun, Poland 
Honour Prize, Molodist International Film Festival, Kiev (for World Cinema Contribution)
Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award, International Film Festival Message To Man - St. Petersburg, Russia   
PARADISE: Faith - Grand Diagonale Prize for Acting for Maria Hofstätter  
PARADISE: Love - Best Cinematography of a Feature Film, Diagonale Prize for Wolfgang Thaler and Ed Lachman 
PARADISE: Love - Best Production Design of a Feature Film, Diagonale Prize for Renate Martin und Andreas Donhauser   
PARADISE: Love Best Female Actress, Austrian Film Award for Margarethe Tiesel   
PARADISE: Love - Best Feature Film, Austrian Film Award  
PARADISE: Love - Best Director, Austrian Film Award   
Golden Camera Award (for extraordinary contribution to cinema) artfilmfest Trenčín - Trenčín, Slowakia 
PARADISE: Love - Papierene Gustl Award for Best Feature Film, Award of the Austrian Film Journalists

PARADISE: Love - Papierene Gustl Award for Best Feature Film, Award of the Austrian Film Journalists
2012

PARADISE: Faith - Special Jury Prize, Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, Venice 
PARADISE: Faith - Premio CinemAvvenire, Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, Venice 
Zloty Glan Award, 18th Forum of European Cinema Cinergia, Łódź,Poland (for Contributions toward European Cinema)   
PARADISE: Faith - Best Script, Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo, Spain  
PARADISE: Faith - Eurimages Award (Prize for Best Coproduction), Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo, Spain  
PARADISE: Love - Palić Tower for Best Director, European Film Festival Palić, Serbia  
Gold Medal of the State of Lower Austria   

2011 Maverick Award – Motovun - Croatia    
2010 Bremen Film Prize - Germany   
2008

Amnesty International Award - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente – Lisbon    

2007

Import Export - Golden Apricot - Armenia  
Import Export – Palic Tower – Serbia   
Import Export – Main Prize – Bangkok    

2005

Film Prize of Lower Austria    

2004

Best Director - Riga – Latvia    

2003

Jesus, You Know – Best Documentary – Karlovy Vary 
Jesus, You Know – Film Prize - Viennale – Vienna  
Jesus, You Know – Prize of the Association québécoise des critiques – Montréal 
Jesus, You Know – Erich-Neuberg Prize (ORF - Austrian TV) – Vienna    

2002

Honorary Prize of the Office of the Chancellor   

2001

Dog Days – Silver Lion - Venice
Dog Days – Best Film, Best Director – Bratislava   
Dog Days – Best Film – Gijon    
Dog Days - FIPRESCI-Prize for Discovery of the Year    
Dog Days – Most Successful Austrian Feature Film for the Year 2001/2002   
Models – Best Feature Film - Television Prize 

2000

Models – Audience Award – Sarajevo

1999

Silberne Venus des Creative Club Austria und 3. Platz beim Werbe-Edward (für die ORF-Schwarzseherkampagne)

1996

Animal Love – Best Documentary – Potsdam    
Pictures at an Exhibition – Best Documentary – Austrian Prize for Adult Education    

1992

Losses to Be Expected – Runner-up Prize – Yamagata 
Losses to Be Expected – Jury Prize – Amsterdam    
Losses to Be Expected – Austrian Film Days Prize    
Losses to Be Expected – Best Documentary Film – Golden Frame    

1991

Good News - Prix des bibliothèques – Paris    
Good News – Vienna Film Prize, Austria