On 26 April, the European Film Academy Invites 12-14-year olds in 69 cities across Europe to join the international jury, watch three nominated films and vote for the winner of the Young Audience Award 2020 – the films will then be available Europe-wide as VOD for the general public
The European Film Academy (EFA) proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2020:
The nominations were again chosen in a two-step procedure: An international committee consisting of EFA Board Member Vanessa Henneman (Netherlands) and experts Gonçalo Galvão Teles (director/Portugal), Jacek Rembiś (screenwriter/Poland), Joanna Van Der Meer (BFI/UK) and Nora Lakos (Children's Film Academy/Hungary, ECFA representative) pre-selected six films. A jury of 13-to-14-year-old former YAA participants Edoardo from Turin (Italy), Luna from Vienna (Austria), Raluca from Cluj (Romania), Rannveig from Reykjavik (Iceland) and Štefan from Izola (Slovenia) then watched these six films and chose the three nominations.
On 26 April, the three nominated films will be screened simultaneously to audiences of 12-14-year-olds in the following 40 countries across Europe and beyond:
In all of these cities, the EFA Young Audience Award offers the young participants the opportunity to discover high-quality European films in cinema theatres. Under the guidance of experienced film teachers, they get to discuss and exchange their views, and to connect with their peers across Europe, an experience most of them will be making for the first time: Europe stops being a theory and becomes an experience! And it is the young audience that will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. In a truly European vote, jury speakers will then transmit the national results via video to Erfurt (Germany) where the winner will be announced in an award ceremony streamed live on yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu, a special website that offers further information about the nominated films and the participating cities.
Together with EFA’s partner in this project, Under The Milky Way and with the support of the Creative Europe – Media Sub-Programme of the European Union, the initiative aims to make the YAA nominated films available in all European territories, subtitled in 30 European languages, right after the event on a variety of VoD platforms such as Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and Pantaflix, on the regional Balkan-platform Cinesquare, as well as on local platforms like Filmin. YAA films from previous editions are already accessible Europe-wide thanks to this initiative.
All those who could not participate in the EFA Young Audience Award event – or who are simply looking for quality films – now have the possibility to watch the nominated films online.