Congratulations to director Lukas Ladner and his team of Eva-Maria, an extraordinary documentary, which was awarded the Diagonale Award of the Youth Jury of the Province of Styria’21

“Sky, clouds, mountain. A quiet introduction to an expressive film. The journey begins with a wish, a wish for a child. From the beginning, the film provides personal insights into the life of a fascinating woman. Guided by an intimate camera and music deliberately inserted at crucial points, we accompany the protagonist: from the smiley on the fertility test to little Ben. We are always at eye level.

The film creates representation where there is none and perspective not only for those who advocate for an inclusive society. It immersed us and made us root for it, touched us and made us laugh. The story has filled a gap that shouldn’t be one.” – Jury Statement