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EFA Young Audience Award goes online due to the coronavirus crisis

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- Anyone between the ages of 12 and 14 is welcome to join the international jury in a completely virtual format which is currently being developed

EFA Young Audience Award goes online due to the coronavirus crisis
Rocca Changes the World by Katja Benrath

The European Film Academy and its partner network have announced the cancellation of all theatre jury screenings planned for 26 April in 40 countries across Europe and beyond for the 2020 EFA Young Audience Award due to the coronavirus crisis.

According to the EFA, "while nothing compares to the experience of watching a film in a theatre in a group of other film-lovers, in times like these the most important thing is to stop the virus from continuing to spread at high speed". The audiences will therefore be able to watch this year's films in a completely virtual format which is currently being developed. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 14 is welcome to join the international jury - online.

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The films nominated are Stefano Cipani's My Brother Chases Dinosaurs [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Stefano Cipani
film profile
]
(Italy/Spain), Steven Wouterlood's My Extraordinary Summer with Tess [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Netherlands/Germany) and Katja Benrath's Rocca Changes the World [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Germany) (read news).

Further information will be available at yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu, which also includes information on quality young audience films of past YAA editions and where to watch them online.

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