The nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award
- Girls Lost, Miss Impossible and Rauf vie for the prize
The European Film Academy has announced the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2016: Swedish film Girls Lost [+see also:
film profile], directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining, French film Miss Impossible [+see also:
film profile], directed by Emilie Deleuze, and Turkish film Rauf [+see also:
film profile], directed by Baris Kaya and Soner Caner.
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).
On Young Audience Film Day on 8 May, the three nominated films will be screened to audiences of 12 – 14 year-olds in 30 countries across Europe. And it is the young audience that will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. Jury speakers will then transmit the national results live via video conference 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.
Lastly, 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 Berlin’s Akademie der Künste 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.