Young Juries Across Europe Screen Nominated Films GIRL IN FLIGHT, HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION and WALLAY – all of which will then be available as VOD for the general public
The European Film Academy (EFA) proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2018:
GIRL IN FLIGHT LA FUGA – GIRL IN FLIGHTDIRECTED BY: Sandra Vannucchi WRITTEN BY: Sandra Vannucchi & Michael KingPRODUCED BY: Michael King & Ruedi Gerberfiction, Italy / Switzerland
A tender, frightening and exciting emotional journey.
HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTIONDIRECTED BY: Selma VilhunenWRITTEN BY: Selma Vilhunen & Okku NuutilainenPRODUCED BY: Venla Hellstedt & Elli Toivoniemidocumentary, Finland
A funny and moving film about teenagers with growing pains, who discover their own voice and talent through riding and making hobbyhorses.
WALLAY DIRECTED BY: Berni GoldblatWRITTEN BY: David BouchetPRODUCED BY: Nicolas Anthoméfiction, France / Burkina Faso / Qatar
13-year-old Ady is sent to his uncle in Burkina Faso for the summer.
The nominations were chosen by an international committee consisting of Manlio Castagna (Giffoni International Film Festival/Italy), Ana Cerar (International Film Festival Kino Otok - Isola Cinema/ Slovenia), Corinna Downing (London Film Festival - British Film Institute/UK), EFA Board Member Vanessa Henneman (talent agent/The Netherlands) and Holger Twele (film educator/Germany).
On 6 May, the three nominated films will be screened to audiences of 12 – 14 year-olds in the following 36 countries across Europe and beyond:
AUSTRIA: St. Pölten & Vienna BELGIUM: Brussels BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Sarajevo BULGARIA: Sofia CROATIA: Zagreb CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague DENMARK: Aalborg ESTONIA: Tallinn FINLAND: Helsinki FRANCE: Bourg Saint Maurice – Les Arcs
GERMANY: Berlin, Chemnitz & Erfurt GREECE: Athens HUNGARY: Budapest IRELAND: Dublin
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv ITALY: Florence, Rome & Turin KOSOVO: Prizren
LATVIA: Riga LITHUANIA: Vilnius LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg FYR MACEDONIA: Skopje MALTA: Valletta MONTENEGRO: Podgorica THE NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam POLAND: Łódź, Warsaw & Wrocław PORTUGAL: Lisbon ROMANIA: Cluj-Napoca
SERBIA: Niš SLOVAKIA: Bratislava
SLOVENIA: Izola SPAIN: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
TURKEY: Istanbul UK: London
And it is the young audience that will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. In a truly European vote, 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.
But the YAA now also includes various platforms for the general public to watch the nominated films: EFA Productions, EFA’s in-house production company, will bring 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 or Univerciné!
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. Finally, those who could not participate in the EFA Young Audience Award event will have the possibility to watch the nominated films online. VoD is a great way to reach this age group to promote the EFA Young Audience Award and the films nominated for it.
For the opening of the VoD initiative, the films of the last three editions as well as the three films nominated in 2018 will all go online on 7 May, one day after this year's EFA Young Audience Award. Films nominated in earlier editions will then follow next year.
The EFA Young Audience Award 2018 is realised with the following partners: AUSTRALIA: Asia Pacific Screen Awards AUSTRIA: Austrian Film Academy BELGIUM: Filem’On & Le Palace BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Sarajevo Film Festival & Meeting Point cinema BULGARIA: Sofia Art Fest CROATIA: Zagreb Film Festival CZECH REPUBLIC: Krutón, z.s. DENMARK: UCN, Centre for Educational Resources ESTONIA: NGO Kinobuss FINLAND: Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy FRANCE: Les Arcs European Film Festival GERMANY: Intl. Film Festival Schlingel (Chemnitz), German Children’s Media Foundation Golden Sparrow (Erfurt) GREECE: Hellenic Film Academy HUNGARY: Hungarian National Film Fund IRELAND: Irish Film Institute & Creative Europe Desk Ireland ISRAEL: Tel Aviv Cinematheque ITALY: Niels Stensen Cultural Foundation (Florence), Alice nella città, with Fondazione Cinema per Roma (Rome), National Cinema Museum (Turin) KOSOVO: DokuFest LATVIA: National Film Centre of Latvia LITHUANIA: Lithuanian Film Centre LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg City Film Festival FYR MACEDONIA: Macedonian Film Agency MALTA : Creative Europe Desk Malta MONTENEGRO: Podgorica Film Festival & Montenegrin Cinematheque & Film Center of Montenegro THE NETHERLANDS: EYE Filmmuseum POLAND: New Horizons Association PORTUGAL: Portuguese Academy of Film & ICA ROMANIA: EducaTIFF SERBIA: Free Zone Festival SLOVAKIA: Visegrad Film Forum SLOVENIA: Otok SPAIN: Filmoteca de Catalunya (Barcelona), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain (Madrid), Seville European Film Festival (Seville) SWEDEN: Scala SWITZERLAND: Zoomz – Film Festival for Children & Youth TURKEY: Yapimlab UK: British Film Institute
The EFA Young Audience Award is organised and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union. The national YAA events are organised with the support of the respective national partners.