Passing the Baton at the Austrian Film Commission (AFC) from Summer 2021:
The Board of the Austrian Film Commission has resolved unanimously that the Deputy Director of the AFC, Anne Laurent-Delage, who has been responsible for international relations for many years, will take the position of Executive Director from 1
The board is delighted to have found the best-qualified person for the position; thanks to her profound expertise and extensive
network in the international festival and export scene, Anne Laurent-Delage is in a perfect position to lead the AFC during
times of huge challenges in the changing cinema market of the future.
Martin Schweighofer, who has been in charge of AFC activities since 1993, will take retirement from September of this year. The board wishes to
express its deep gratitude for the many years that he has spent at the helm, guiding the AFC with professional skill and great
Over this period of almost 3 decades Austrian films have won Oscars and Golden Palms. Thanks to the strategic support of the
AFC, the brand Austrian Films has developed into an internationally renowned label which enjoys worldwide appreciation for
its artistic variety.
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