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My Brother Chases Dinosaurs wins 2020 EFA Young Audience Award


- 2,000 young jurors from 32 countries elect Stefano Cipani's film in a fully online vote due to the coronavirus pandemic measures

My Brother Chases Dinosaurs wins 2020 EFA Young Audience Award
Winning director Stefano Cipani, EFA director Marion Döring and hostess Ivana Noa during the award ceremony (© EFA)

12- to 14-year-olds in 55 cities across Europe and beyond have elected My Brother Chases Dinosaurs [+see also:
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by Italian director Stefano Cipani as the winner of the 2020 EFA Young Audience Award.

Given that the originally planned theatre screenings had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (read news), the jury members watched the three nominated films (read news) online on Festival Scope, had the opportunity to discuss the films in various video groups and then cast their votes online. Moderated again by former YAA jury member Ivana Noa, the 30-minute awards ceremony was streamed live on where it remains available for those who missed it. Visibly moved, the winning director Stefano Cipani thanked his supporters and producers and exclaimed “I don’t know what to say, I am so excited!”

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The YAA continues to include various platforms for the general public to watch the nominated films: EFA Productions, EFA’s in-house production company, brings 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. EFA Productions teamed up with Under The Milky Way for this initiative with the support of Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union, to make the nominated films available for young viewers all year around. Those who could not participate in the EFA Young Audience Award event now have the possibility to watch the nominated films online. Find out where to watch them here.

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