The European Young Audience Award, organized by the European Film Academy (EFA), is returning soon for the eighth consecutive year, in an online edition due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Hundreds of young film lovers between the ages of 12 and 14 from all over Europe will act as a jury on Sunday 25 April 2021 to choose which film will receive the EFA YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD.
Hundreds of boys and girls will take part this year to the largest European jury, with representatives from 38 countries: Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain , France, Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and Cyprus.
The winner will be announced on April 25 in a live-streaming ceremony that can be viewed on yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu.
The 3 nominees for 2021 have been chosen in two phases. Firstly, an international committee made up by Graziella Bildesheim (EFA Board and producer/Italy) and experts Levan Dvali (Taoba International Youth Film Festival/Georgia), Nicola Jones (Goldener Spatz/Germany), Dimitris Spyrou (Olympia Children’s Film Festival/Greece) and Annelot Tijs (Eye Film Institute/Netherlands) shortlisted eight films. A jury of former Youth Prize participants, aged 13 to 14, Matteo (Italy), Marta (Croatia), Anissa (UK), Zofia (Poland) and Vasileios (Greece) saw the eight titles to choose the three nominees.
The 2021 EFA YOUNG AUDIENCE nominees are:
- The Crossing (Flukten over grensen) by JOHANNE HELGELAND
- Pinocchio by MATTEO GARRONE
- Wolfwalkers by TOMM MOORE, ROSS STEWART.
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