EFA Young Audience Award 2018

nomination procedure and election of the winner

1. The award is presented to the director of a European* film that addresses an audience between 12 and 14 years. Eligible candidates must be born in Europe or hold a European* passport.

2. Eligible films are full-length films which must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival or at a regular cinema) between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

3. The criteria whereby a film qualifies as European are based upon the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, Appendix II,, issued by the Council of Europe. According to the Convention, a film qualifies as European if it achieves 15 points out of a possible maximum of 19 from a schedule of European elements. To give the most flexible definition, the European Film Academy uses a lower percentage of 12 points.

4. Eligible genres are fiction, animation and documentary films.

Deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 December 2017.

Contact for film submission and further information: submission

5. A committee composed of young audience film experts establishes a list of candidates and nominates three films.

6. The nominations will be announced after conclusion of the nomination procedure.

7. The three nominated films will be presented in non-commercial closed jury screenings on Sunday, 6 May 2018, across Europe.

This includes screenings in the following countries:

Austria
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece

Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
FYR Macedonia
Malta
Montenegro

The Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey
UK

 
Further countries may participate.

8. After the screenings, the young jury members vote for the winner.

9. The winner will be announced on the same day during a ceremony in Erfurt/Germany.

10. The directors of the three nominated films will be invited to Erfurt to attend the ceremony, which will be streamed live on http://yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu

* European in the sense of the European Film Academy, means geographical Europe, both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and Palestinian