The European Grandma Project won the Austrian competition jury award of the Vienniese human rights film festival this human world.
At the award ceremony © Anna Wäger
At the award ceremony two of the producers Nora Gumpenberger and Barbara Steiner thanked in the name of the whole team: women in the age of their mid twenties to mid nineties from Europe and Israel. The idea of director Alenka Maly to share her grandmother’s stories with the world and to invite also other female filmmakers to do so, brought us this film. In times of borders, fences and right extremists in goverments our film achieves the sense of togetherness that comes with the realization that, with all our cultural differences, we are all in many ways actually quite similar – we need no divisions.
After the successful screening at the Top Kino with a more than full theater we are honoured to receive this recognition. So many thanks to the festival directors Michael Schmied and Lara Bellon, their festival team, the jury Adia Trischler, Helin Celik and Marija Milovanovic and the audience!
Q&A after the screening on 5 Dec:
Veronika and little Dora Peterseil, Barbara Steiner, Alenka Maly, Nora Gumpenberger © Susanne Reiterer
Our beloved audience © Susanne Reiterer