FIGHT GIRL Wins YAA 2019

Young Juries in 34 Countries Elect FIGHT GIRL by Johan Timmers

In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in 55 cities across Europe and beyond have elected FIGHT GIRL as the winner of the EFA Young Audience Award 2019. 

Having watched the three nominated films, 2,800 young cinema-lovers across Europe had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. The results were then reported via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where former YAA juror Ivana Noa from Belgium moderated the award ceremony. Transmitted online as a live stream, the ceremony will remain available as VOD on our website yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu 

The YAA continues to include various platforms for the general public to watch the nominated films: EFA Productions, EFA’s in-house production company, brings 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!

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. Those who could not participate in the EFA Young Audience Award event now have the possibility to watch the nominated films online. Find out where to watch them at yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu 

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 Sub-Programme of the European Union. The national YAA events are organised with the support of the respective national partners (find a full list here).