Record 25 Countries Participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015

2-Aidan-Gillen-and-Lauren-Kinsella_Will-and-StaceThe European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2015.

MY SKINNY SISTER
MIN LILLA SYSTER
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sanna Lenken
PRODUCED BY: Annika Rogell
Sweden/Germany
THE INVISIBLE BOY
IL RAGAZZO INVISIBILE

DIRECTED BY: Gabriele Salvatores
WRITTEN BY: Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi & Stefano Sardo
PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori
Italy
YOU’RE UGLY TOO 
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Mark Noonan
PRODUCED BY: John Keville & Conor Barry
Ireland 

The nominations were chosen by an international committee consisting of Per Eriksson, Swedish Film Institute, Beata Marciniak, New Horizons Association (Poland) and Paola Traversi, Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Italy).

On Young Audience Film Day on 3 May, the three nominated films will be screened to audiences of 12-14-year-olds in the following 25 cities across Europe:

•Aalborg/Denmark
•Amsterdam/the Netherlands
•Athens/Greece
•Barcelona/Spain
•Belgrade/Serbia
•Bratislava/Slovakia
•Budapest/Hungary
•Cluj/Romania
•Erfurt/Germany
•Istanbul/Turkey
•Izola/Slovenia
•Kiev/Ukraine
•London/UK
•Malmö/Sweden
•Prizren/Kosovo
•Riga/Latvia
•Skopje/FYR Macedonia
•Sofia/Bulgaria
•Tallinn/Estonia
•Tbilisi/Georgia
•Tel Aviv/Israel
•Turin/Italy
•Valletta/Malta
•Wroclaw/Poland
•Zagreb/Croatia

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 here, a special website that offers further information about the nominated films and the participating cities.

This year’s fourth edition of the EFA Young Audience Award with a record 25 participating countries is realised with the following partners: Art Fest (Bulgaria), BFI British Film Institute, BUFF (Sweden), Children KinoFest (Ukraine), Cinematheque Tel Aviv (Israel), Creative Europe Desk Malta&  Culture Directorate Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government (Malta), DokuFest (Kosovo), EducaTIFF (Romania), Estonian Film Institute, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Film Center Serbia, Filmoteca de Catalunya (Spain), German Children’s Media Foundation GOLDEN SPARROW, Hellenic Film Academy (Greece), Hungarian National Film Fund, Macedonian Film Agency, Museo Nazionale del Cinema & Film Commission Torino Piemonte (Italy), National Film Centre of Latvia, New Horizons Association (Poland), NNLE Noosfera Foundation (Georgia), Otok – Institute for the Development of Film Culture (Slovenia), University College Northern Jutland, The Centre for Educational Resources (Denmark), Visegrad Film Forum (Slovakia), Yapimlab & Edge (Turkey) and Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia).

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). The national Young Audience Film Day events will be organised with the support of the respective national partners.

The DCP production is supported by dcinex, Ymagis Group.

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