EFA’s Young Audience Award

the European Film Academy

 

The Junior Galway Film Fleadh is excited to be partnering with the European Film Academy (EFA) to take part in the EFA’s Young Audience Award online once again on Sunday 25th April. If you are a young adult aged between 12-14 years old with a keen interest in film and would like to be part of our online jury then we want to hear from you.

So what is it exactly?
The EFA Young Audience Award is a simultaneous, Europe-wide, film viewing event for young people aged between 12 – 14 years. It’s like the Eurovision, but for films! Participation is free.

The EFA Young Audience Award is a virtual simultaneous, Europe-wide, film viewing event for young people aged between 12 – 14 years. Kinda like the Eurovision, but for films! Participation is free.
• Each participating city involves an audience of young people who will vote for their favourite film
• From 22rd to 24th April the 3 nominated films will be available to stream to jury members
• On Sunday 25th April, the 3 nominated films will be discussed with jury members online and voting will take place followed by a livestream of the Awards Ceremony on the EFA website
• A 90 min preparation workshop will be held on Saturday 17th April via zoom which will provide background information on each film.

Why should I take part in the jury?
Being on the jury for the Young Audience Award:
Offers a unique opportunity to discover great European films
Presents films which reflect the realities of young people all over Europe
raises interest in European stories, people, cultures and societies
builds bridges to exchange different points of view
increases awareness of important social issues
stimulates commitment, a sense of community, understanding and tolerance

“The Young Audience Award was a fun and enjoyable experience which taught me a lot. I have learned about critiquing movies and it has broadened my interest in film and drama”
-2019/20 Jury Member Maya

How can I be part of the jury?

• for young people aged from 12 to 14
• You must be attending school/home schooled in the West of Ireland
• You must have an active interest in cinema
• Be available to attend a preparation workshop (90 mins)– on Saturday 17th April – time tbc

Applications are closed for this year’s event. If you’d like to take part in 2022 applications will open in Feb 22.

The three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2021 are:

PINOCCHIO

DIRECTED BY Matteo Garrone
Italy/France

THE CROSSING
FLUKTEN OVER GRENSEN

DIRECTED BY Johanne Helgeland
Norway

WOLFWALKERS

DIRECTED BY Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart
Ireland/Luxembourg