The jury will award the “Grand Prix Graz”, a prize of € 4.360,– to the best festival contribution. The best Film in each of the
competition categories is awarded the “Kamera Alpin in Gold” and a purse of € 1.820,–.
Ticket Ordering Award Ceremony >>
Our audience are winners, too:
On the three days of the festival, valuable prizes will be given away in a raffle. Get your tickets when showing your entry ticket at
the entrance to “Grazer Congress”. Drawing takes place daily during the evening programme in the Stefaniensaal. On Saturday
night you have the chance to win a flight from Graz to New York City – sponsored by Austrian Airlines.
Born in 1934 in the Tyrolean town of Imst, Ernst Grissemann has strong ties with the mountains and the natural world. In 1954
Mr. Grissemann began work as a radio presenter; in more recent years he was appointed Radio Director of the Austrian Broadcasting
Organisation, ORF. His greatest achievement to date is the establishment of the Ö3 radio station, the launch of which took
only a few weeks. For the past 30 years he has presented the Eurovision Song Contest, for the last eight years he has broadcast
the Ingeborg-Bachmann Literature Competition and last, but not least, the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Much to our delight, he has now also been “discovered” as the perfect voice for providing commentary on nature and environmental
films, and since September 2000 he has been presenting the new TV-program “Schöner Leben”.
An enthusiastic mountaineer and climber, Mr. Ortner was born in 1963 in Leoben. He is manager of O.R.T.
Promotion, a public relations and event planning agency based in Graz.
Mr. Ortner also works as a presenter
for the Styrian ORF broadcasting studio and lectures in public relations at the Department of Sports
Sciences at Karl-Franzens University, Graz. Mr. Ortner is a well-known figure among festival regulars.