EFA Young Audience Award 2016 KICKS OFF

March 15th, 2016

The European Film Academy announced the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2016.

The three nominated films GIRLS LOST by Alexandra-Therese Keining (Sweden), MISS IMPOSSIBLE by Emilie Deleuze (France) and RAUF by Bariş Kaya &Soner Caner (Turkey) will be screened to 12-14-year-old audiences in a record number of 30 European cities, including Prizren.

The nominations were chosen by an international committee consisting of Melinda Boros (Clorofilm/Romania), Marjo Kovanen (Koulukino/Finland), Beata Marciniak (New Horizons Association/Poland), Marta Nieto Postigo (Drac Màgic/Spain) and Jakub Viktorin (Visegrad Film Forum/Slovakia).

The films will be screened on Young Audience Film Day on 8 May, and it is the young audience that will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. The results will be transmitted live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) and the award ceremony streamed live on yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu, a special website that offers further information about the nominated films and the participating cities.

As a response to the current situation in Europe and a contribution to integration, this year’s fifth edition of the EFA Young Audience Award also specifically includes refugee kids. It is the first time that Berlin participates in the initiative and it is here that the European Film Academy and the Academy of Arts will bring together Berlin pupils and “welcome classes” for refugee children. Together they will watch the nominated films, discuss them with each other, and, as members of the pan-European jury, vote for the winner. This special event is organised in co-operation with the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts).

DokuFest is one of the partners of EFA Young Awards for three years in a row. Part of our collaboration with European Film Academy includes the screening of SHORT MATTERS! programme at the festival as well as the voting for the European Film Awards.