Miss Impossible wins EFA Young Audience Award 2016
- Young juries in 25 European countries have elected French film by Émilie Deleuze in a simultaneous vote
In a truly European vote, 12- to 14-year-olds in 25 European countries have elected Miss Impossible [+see also:
film profile] by French filmmaker Émilie Deleuze as the winner of the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2016. The fifth edition of the EFA Young Audience Award included the two other nominees Girls Lost [+see also:
film profile], directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining, and Turkish film Rauf [+see also:
film profile], directed by Baris Kaya and Soner Caner (read the news).
Having watched the three nominated films on today’s Young Audience Film Day (yesterday 8 May), 1,400 young cinema-lovers across Europe had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. The results were then reported live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where German TV host Felix Seibert-Daiker moderated the awards ceremony. The ceremony was transmitted online as a live stream and will remain available as VOD. EFA Director Marion Döring presented the award to the director Émilie Deleuze who thanked the audience and, above all, her main actress Léna Magnien.
As a response to the current situation in Europe and a contribution to integration, this year’s edition of the EFA Young Audience Award also specifically included refugee kids. The European Film Academy and the Berlin Academy of Arts brought together Berlin pupils and “welcome classes” for refugee children from Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, France, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Palestine, Poland, Syria, Thailand and Turkey to vote for the winner, as part of the members of the pan-European jury.