The European Film Academy (EFA) and its partner network have made the decision to cancel all theater jury screenings planned for April 26 in 40 countries across Europe and beyond.
The EFA Young Audience Award will instead take place in a virtual format, which is currently being developed. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 14 is welcome to join the international jury online.
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.
The films nominated are Stefano Cipani`s My Brother Chases Dinosaurs (Italy/Spain), Steven Wouterlood`s My Extraordinary Summer with Tess (Netherlands/Germany) and Katja Benrath`s Rocca Changes the World (Germany).
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.
The EFA Young Audience Award is organized and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Creative Europe – Media Sub-Programme of the European Union. Media partner is FRED Film Radio.