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Dieter Pochlatko

  • 1943/6/6 born in Graz
  • 1964 matriculation in Graz, studies Germanistics and Romanistics/Graz University
  • 1966 Austrian Enduro Motorcycle Champion
  • 1967 joins epo-film as cinematographer
  • 1969 shareholder of epo-film
  • 1970 receives license to produce films
  • 1975-2003 head of Styrian Chamber of Commerce’s Expert Committee for the Audiovisual / Film Industry
  • since 2013 auditor of VAM
  • since 2014 auditor of Austrian Film Commission
  • since 2016 member of the advisory board of FISA
  • 1977 acquisition of Rechbauerkino cinema in Graz turning it into an important cultural institution as Film centre in the Rechbauerkino
  • 1977-2001 member of the Styrian Film Award’s board
  • 1978-1982 manager of Audiovisual Center Styria
  • 1978 managing director / epo-film, Graz
  • 1984-2004 head of the Documentary Division in the Styrian Chamber of Commerce
  • 1987-2003 juror – Grand Austrian State Prize for commercial and image films
  • 1990 establishes epo-film’s professional production facility in Vienna
  • 1990-2002 juror Internationales Bergfilmfestival Graz
  • 1991-1998 elected president of Film Austria, Association of Creative Austrian Film Producers
  • 1992-2005 head of Styrian Chamber of Commerce’s Expert Committee for the Audiovisual / Film Industry
  • member of the controlling board of the Collecting Society of Audiovisual Media Vienna (V.A.M.)
  • member of the Austrian Film Commission (AFC)
  • 1996-2003 expert member of supervisory board of the Austrian Film Institute
  • 1998-2003 counselor Diagonale
  • 2009 juror – Grand Austrian State Prize for commercial and image films





  • 1980 Medal of Arts City of Graz
  • 1997 Romy best producer for TV series EIN IDEALER KANDIDAT
  • 2004 Cine Styria Award
  • 2006 Grand Josef Krainer Award
  • 2006 Grand Order of Merit of State of Styria
  • 2008 awarding of honorary title Kommerzialrat
  • 2011 Romy best producer for feature film IN ANOTHER LIFETIME
  • 2012 VAM Award for Innovative Achievements as a Producer
  • 2013 Austrian Film Award for BREATHING
  • 2013 Austrian Ticket for most successful Austrian film BREATHING
  • 2014 Romy best producer for TV-movie POLT.
  • 2016 best TV-movie THE DRAGON MAIDEN at filmfestival of Biberach/Germany
  • 2017 best TV-movie DIE NOTLÜGE at filmfestival of Biberach/Germany


Teaching activities

  • 1978-1988 Head of film department at the Höheren Technischen Bundeslehranstalt (Technical College) Graz, teaches and holds seminars at the  University of Graz
  • Guest lectures at La Fémis/Paris and  Donau University/Krems


Activities as cinema operator

Since 1977 operator of Filmzentrum im Rechbauerkino, Graz, Rechbauerstrasse 6.

Since 2014 operator of Stadtkulturkino Bruck an der Mur.