EFA Young Audience Award 2019

nomination procedure and election of the winner

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

2. Eligible are full-length fiction, animation or documentary 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 2018.

3. The criteria whereby a film qualifies as European* are based upon the Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (CETS No. 220). According to the Convention, a film qualifies as European if it achieves 16 points out of a possible maximum of 21 from a schedule of European elements. To give the most flexible definition, the European Film Academy uses a lower minimum of 13 points.

Deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 December 2018

4. A committee of five experts for young audience films, each from a different country, pre-selects six films as candidates.

5. A committee of five 12-14-year-olds from five different countries watches the six pre-selected films and nominates three films. The nominations will be announced after conclusion of the nomination procedure.

6. The three nominated films will be presented in non-commercial jury screenings in cinemas across Europe on Sunday, 5 May 2019.

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
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey
UK

Further countries may participate.

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

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

9. 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

10. EFA Productions, with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-Programme of the European Union and in co-operation with Under The Milky Way, will aggregate the non-exclusive transactional video on demand (TVOD) rights of the three nominated films in those territories without VOD distribution in order make them available on a variety of VOD platforms in as many European countries as possible directly after the non-commercial jury screenings in cinemas on 5 May 2019.

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

Contact for film submission and further information: submission