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Vera honored three times at the Austrian Film Awards

Tizza Covi, professor of Art and Film at the Institute of Fine Arts since October 2022, and Rainer Frimmel were awarded for their portrait film Vera in the feature film category. Congratulations!

The semi-documentary project Vera by directing duo Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel secured the king categories of Best Film and Best Director at the 13th Austrian Film Awards, held Thursday at the Vienna Globe. Including the editing honor, Vera was able to turn its four nominations into a trio of trophies.

In their as usually semi-documentary project Vera, South Tyrolean Covi and Viennese Frimmel portray the unsuccessful actress Vera Gemma, daughter of screen legend Giuliano Gemma, who is still in the shadow of her famous, dead father. In the film, Covi and Frimmel deal with how to live when you are only seen as the daughter of a famous man and always compared to your father, and how to find your place in this society. The film was shot in Italian in Rome's Trastevere and San Basilio neighborhoods in the fall of 2021.