15.1 Presented in co-operation with Filmfest Hamburg, the award actively involves university students, spreads the “European idea”, and transports the spirit of European cinema to an audience group of 20-29-year-olds. It also supports film dissemination, film education and the culture of debating. More information on

    15.2 Based on the EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS FEATURE FILM SELECTION 2024 and the EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS DOCUMENTARY FILM SELECTION 2024, Filmfest Hamburg and the Academy nominate five films.

    15.3 The five nominated films are viewed in non-commercial closed jury sessions and discussed at the participating universities. The students at each institution select their favourite film.

    15.4 In 2024, the following universities are participating:

    Austria: University of Vienna
    Belgium: University of Antwerp
    Czech Republic: Charles University, Prague
    Denmark: Aarhus University, School of Communication and Culture
    Finland: University of Turku
    France: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
    Germany: Filmuniversität Babelsberg ‘Konrad Wolf’, Potsdam
    Greece: University of the Aegean, Mytilini/Lesbos
    Hungary: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
    Iceland: University of Iceland, Film Studies department, Reykjavík
    Israel: Steve Tisch School of Cinema and Television Studies at Tel-Aviv University
    Ireland: University College Cork
    Italy: University of Udine
    Kosovo: AAB University, Pristina
    Latvia: Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga
    Lithuania: Vilnius University
    Netherlands: Utrecht University (Dept. of Media and Culture Studies, Media and Performance Studies)
    Poland: University of Łódź, Department of Media and Audiovisual Culture
    Portugal: Universidade Beira Interior, Covilhã
    Romania: Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca
    Serbia: Singidunum University, Belgrade
    Spain: University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication, Bilbao
    Sweden: Linnaeus University, Växjö
    Switzerland: Université de Lausanne
    Turkey: Kadir Has University, Istanbul
    United Kingdom: Liverpool John Moores University

    Further universities may participate.

    15.5 The award recipient is selected in a joint session of student representatives from each participating university.

    15.6 The public announcement of the winning film takes place prior to the European Film Awards Ceremony.

    15.7 The director of the winning film receives a special statuette.