5th EFA Young Audience Award Includes Record 30 Countries

Young Juries Across Europe Screen Nominees GIRLS LOST, MISS IMPOSSIBLE and RAUF 

The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2016: 

GIRLS LOST
POJKARNA

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Alexandra-Therese Keining
PRODUCED BY: Helena & Olle Wirenhed
Sweden

Three teenaged girls discover a mysterious drug that turns them temporarily into boys …

MISS IMPOSSIBLE
JAMAIS CONTENTE

DIRECTED BY: Emilie Deleuze
WRITTEN BY: Marie Desplechin, Emilie Deleuze & Laurent Guyot
PRODUCED BY: Patrick Sobelman
France

When you are a 13-year-old girl with an uncompromising way of looking at boys, school, family or friends, life takes on the appearance of a merry psychodrama.

RAUF 
DIRECTED BY: Bariş Kaya & Soner Caner
WRITTEN BY: Soner Caner
PRODUCED BY: Selman Kizilaslan, Uğur Kizilaslan & Burak Ozan
Turkey

At the age of 11, Rauf finds himself living in a big platonic love.

The nominations were chosen by an international committee consisting of Melinda Boros (Clorofilm/Romania), Marjo Kovanen (Koulukino/Finland), Beata Marciniak (New Horizons Association/Poland), Marta Nieto Postigo (Drac Màgic/Spain) and Jakub Viktorin (Visegrad Film Forum/Slovakia).

On Young Audience Film Day on 8 May, the three nominated films will be screened to audiences of 12 – 14 year-olds in the following 30 countries across Europe: 

AUSTRIA: Vienna
BELGIUM: Brussels
BULGARIA: Sofia
CROATIA: Zagreb
CYPRUS: Pafos
DENMARK: Aalborg
ESTONIA: Tallinn
GEORGIA: Tbilisi
GERMANY: Berlin & Erfurt
GREECE: Athens
HUNGARY: Budapest
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv 
ITALY: Florence
KOSOVO: Prizren
LATVIA: Riga

LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg
FYR MACEDONIA: Skopje
MALTA:  St Julian’s
THE NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam
NORWAY: Tromsø
POLAND: Wrocław
PORTUGAL: Lisbon
ROMANIA: Cluj-Napoca
SERBIA: Belgrade
SLOVAKIA: Bratislava
SLOVENIA: Izola
SPAIN: Avilés & Barcelona
TURKEY: Antalya
UK: London
UKRAINE : Kiev

 

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.