Young Juries in 25 European Countries Elect French Film by Émilie Deleuze
In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in
GERMANY: Berlin & Erfurt
FYR MACEDONIA: Skopje
MALTA: St Julian’s
THE NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam
SPAIN: Avilés & Barcelona
UKRAINE : Kiev
have elected MISS IMPOSSIBLE by Émilie Deleuze (France) as the winner of the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2016.
As a response to the current situation in Europe and a contribution to integration, this year’s fifth edition of the EFA Young Audience Award also specifically included refugee kids. It was the first time that Berlin participated in the initiative and it was here that the European Film Academy and the Academy of Arts brought together Berlin pupils and “welcome classes” for refugee children. Together they watched the nominated films, discussed them with each other, and, as members of the pan-European jury, voted for the winner. This special event was organised in co-operation with the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) and supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education and include kids from Germany and from: Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, France, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Palestine, Poland, Syria, Thailand and Turkey.
Having watched the three nominated films on today’s Young Audience Film Day, 1,400 young cinema-lovers across Europe had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. The results were then reported live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where German TV host Felix Seibert-Daiker moderated the awards ceremony. The ceremony was transmitted online as a live stream and will remain available as VOD. EFA Director Marion Döring presented the award to the director Émilie Deleuze who thanked the audience and, above all, her main actress Léna Magnien.
This year’s fifth edition of the EFA Young Audience Award with a record 25 participating countries was realised with the following partners:
AUSTRIA> Vienna: Austrian Film Academy
BELGIUM> Brussels: Bozar & Filem’On
BULGARIA> Sofia: Art Fest
CROATIA> Zagreb: Zagreb Film Festival
DENMARK> Aalborg: The Centre for Educational Resources
GERMANY> Berlin: Academy of Arts & Federal Agency for Civic Education, Erfurt: German Children’s Media Foundation Golden Sparrow
GREECE> Athens: Hellenic Film Academy
HUNGARY> Budapest: The Hungarian National Film Fund
ITALY> Florence: Niels Stensen Cultural Foundation
KOSOVO> Prizren: DokuFest
LATVIA> Riga: The National Film Centre of Latvia
LUXEMBOURG> Luxembourg City Film Festival
FYR MACEDONIA> Skopje: Macedonian Film Agency
MALTA> St Julian's: Creative Europe Desk Malta
THE NETHERLANDS> Amsterdam: EYE Film Museum
POLAND> Wroclaw: New Horizons Cinema (New Horizons Association)
PORTUGAL> Lisbon: Portuguese Academy of Film & ICA
ROMANIA> Cluj-Napoca: Trasilvania International Film Festival (Cluj) TIFF
SERBIA> Belgrade: Film Center Serbia
SLOVAKIA> Bratislava: Visegrad Film Forum
SLOVENIA> Izola: Otok
SPAIN> Avilés: Niemeyer Center, Barcelona: Filmoteca de Catalunya
TURKEY> Istanbul: Yapimlab
UK> London: BFI
UKRAINE> Kiev: Children KinoFest.
The European Film Academy Young Audience Award is organised and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). Media partner was FRED FM Film Radio.