EFA Young Audience Award 2019: 5 May

What is the EFA Young Audience Award?

As an official category of the European Film Awards, the EFA YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD presents three European films to 12-14-year-old audiences across Europe.

 They watch the nominated films and act as a jury, voting for the winner right after the screenings. In a truly European vote, jury speakers then transmit the national results live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where the winner is announced in an award ceremony streamed live on this website.

Where can I watch the YAA films?

With the support of Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union, we will bring the EFA Young Audience Award films out Europe-wide on Video-on-Demand (T-VoD) platforms, like iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and Pantaflix, on the regional Balkan-platform Cinesquare, as well as on local platforms like Filmin!

Those who could not participate in the EFA Young Audience Award event will have the possibility to watch the nominated films online and this website will soon include the information where - for this year's nominees, but also for the films of the last three editions 

What is the European Film Academy?

The European Film Academy (in short: EFA) was founded in 1988 under the Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, its first president. Today it unites more than 3,200 filmmakers – directors, producers, actors and actresses, cinematographers, screenwriters, editors, production designers and other film professionals – from across Europe.
Every year, the EFA presents the European Film Awards which celebrate the best in European cinema.

Who Chose the Nominations?

The nominations are chosen by a committee of five 12-14-year-olds from five different countries. They watch the six pre-selected films and nominate three of them.

Who Votes for the Winner?

The young audiences participating in the Young Audience Film Day screenings act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. The winner is then announced on the same day in Erfurt (Germany) and receives the European Film Awards statuette.

Where Does the Statuette Come From?

The awards statuette is a silver statuette of a woman in a star-covered dress. It comes from London where the British jeweller and designer Theo Fennell each year produces the statuettes for all winners. The statuette is 26 cm tall and weighs 2 kilograms..

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