The Hans Vogt Award, endowed with 5,000 €, is aimed at filmmakers who, with innovation and care, have given their works special quality and value, paying particular attention to their film music.
This year, the prize goes to director, screenwriter and producer
After studying ethnology and theater in Vienna, Günter Schwaiger has devoted himself to directing and producing short films and documentaries since 1993. Many of them have participated in international festivals and won numerous awards. Furthermore, he directs theater and opera. In 2019, he also produced his first feature film. THE DIVER INSIDE was nominated for the Austrian Film Award in the category "Best Female Lead" and had its German premiere at the Hofer Filmtage.
At the 57th International Hof Film Festival, he will present his documentary WHO IS AFRAID OF HITLER’S TOWN?, which explores the question of why no film has ever been made in Austria about Adolf Hitler's birthplace and house.