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If you are between 12 and 14 years old and want to join the international jury, watch three films and vote for the winner, please send us an e-mail with your name and home town!



inhabitants: 130,000
kids: 19,000
cinemas: 2

photo: VisitAalborg
Aalborg: The House of Music
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 In Aalborg, you can experience a lot of events for kids and adults all year around. Whether a good vacation for you means interesting attractions, hours of shopping, or good, cultural experiences .

Aalborg has a lot to offer. Aalborg Zoo is Denmark's second-biggest zoo and Aalborg's most popular attraction. But you can also meet the Vikings in Aalborg! What did they eat and drink? What did they believe in? All this is presented through exciting new techniques as well as the original burial site at Lindholm Høje Museum.


The Centre for Educational Resources is, among other things, in charge of the regional School Cinema in Northern Jutland. Every school year ten films are screened in 20 cinema theatres in all corners of the region. Approximately 35,000 children take part, and back in the classrooms they work with the teaching material that is provided by the Danish Film Institute. In the city of Aalborg all school children are also offered a membership in Aalborg Filmklub in their leisure time.




Inhabitants: 345.603
Kids: ca. 65.000
Cinemas: 4

Aarhus: Møllestien
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Aarhus: City with Aros art museum
photo: Visit Aarhus

Diverse, modern and fun, Aarhus is one of the happiest cities on Earth. A visit to Aarhus' art galleries, cosy Latin Quarter or the Old Town will show you just why Aarhus' residents, and visitors, are so happy.

Aarhus is a dynamic city on the Jutland peninsula. From here, beach, harbour and forest are only a 15-minute bike ride away. Historically Aarhus it’s one of the oldest city in Denmark, but 13% of Aarhus’ populations are students, making Aarhus the youngest city in Denmark. Being young at heart means that the city can offer you a wide spectrum of cultural experiences, from nightlife, cultural events and shopping to the best restaurants in the region.
Aarhus is also home to popular festivals, such as Food Festival, SPOT Festival and NorthSide Music Festival. Visit the distinctive art museum, ARoS, to see groundbreaking works from some of the world’s most progressive artists. At Moesgaard Museum, you can witness artefacts from the earliest period of the Viking Age. Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum is a unique, international attraction which you can walk around with your whole family. Frequently named as the number one shopping destination in Scandinavia, Aarhus has the biggest international brands and Scandinavian shops and designers waiting to be discovered.


Velkommen til København!

Inhabitants: 1.3 mio
Kids: 130,800
Cinemas: 31

Kopenhagen: Tivoli
photo: Visit Copenhagen
Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid

 Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is one of Europe's oldest capitals with an exclusive royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world.

Because of the fascinating architecture, many parks, gourmet restaurants and Danish design Copenhagen is a very popular place to be. Copenhagen has been nominated the best city by several organizations for livability, sustainability and other factors.

Copenhagen is a city for kids with reserved places on buses and trains for prams and pushchairs, children's menus in restaurants, art museums in kids' height and of course reductions on all attractions. Some of the city's main attractions for kids is the world class science center 'Experimentarium', Copenhagen Zoo and the National Aquarium. Copenhagen's crown jewel is Tivoli Gardens. This is a true fairytale along with the statue of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The little mermaid', - and with its bike lanes, parks and playgrounds, Copenhagen is a friendly city for kids to visit.


Velkommen til Stege!

Inhabitants: 3,842
Cinemas: 1

Stege is one of Denmark's old market towns and the main city on the island of Moen. Moen is famous for the white cliffs - a magnificent nature experience and one of Denmark's great natural wonders.

The Middle Age is still present today in Stege. You can e.g. experience “Mølleporten” which is one of the last preserved town gates from the Middle Age, and you can feel the old days while walking through the many old crooked streets in Stege.

Stege: Møns Klint
photo: Visit Moen
photo: Visit Moen

Stege is however also a modern and living city with a lot of good restaurants and shops. The trade association in Stege arranges many different events and activities all year round. One of the most popular events is the “Tuesday Market”, which you can visit every Tuesday in July. The Tuesday market is for all ages with many different activities, events and music.
Stege is placed in the centre of Moen. You can drive from the eastside of Moen to the west by car in less than one hour which gives you the possibility to also explore the nature, beaches and forests nearby. Visit the GeoCenter Møns Klint when you go to Møns Klint, Northern Europe's most modern science centre.The GeoCenter Møns Klint is a time travel of 70 million years' duration. High-technological exhibition techniques, free artistic interpretations and rare fossils will take you from the bottom of the Chalk Ocean and directly up to the unique nature to be found on the present-day Cliff of Møn.


The Association of Danish Film clubs for Children & Youth (DaBUF)

The Association of Danish Film clubs for Children and Youth (DaBUF) was founded in 1952 and is a national organization that today represents more than 70 film clubs with approx. 55.000 young members across Denmark. Most of the film clubs have screenings in local cinemas, but there are also clubs that screen in f.eks. culture and community centers. The film clubs are run by more than 500 volunteers in total.

In 2019 four film clubs for Children and Youth situated in the Copenhagen area will represent DaBUF and Copenhagen in EFA Young Audience Awards. The film clubs are: BUF Nord - Gentofte og Lyngby filmklub, Herlev Skolebio, Stenløse Børne- og Ungdomsfilmklub Filmklub and Hanen & Hønen- Taastrup.

YAA Denmark is made possible with the financial support of The Danish Film Institute (DFI) and Biografklub Danmark Fonden (The Cinemaclub Denmark Fund).


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