61st Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival

Austria, October 19 - October 31 2023

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The jury

Nachum Mochiach (Israel), Barbara Gasser (Austria), Giuseppe Di Salvatore (Italy)

Awarded films

The winning film “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood”


At the 61st Viennale, the FIPRESCI Prize has been awarded to Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Estonia, France, Iceland, 2023) by Anna Hints. The film “commits itself to approaching sensitive topics in an organic way that dares to make trauma explicit and produce a contagious empowerment.”

The jury discusses the final verdict