European Film Academy Young Audience Award

Date 26.04.2020
Organiser Junior Film Fleadh

EFA YAA cinema screenings to move online

Due to the Coronavirus crisis the European Film Academy and its partner network have decided to cancel all theatre jury screenings planned for 26th April 2020. Instead, this year’s EFA Young Audience Award will therefore take place in a completely virtual format which is currently being developed. This means that the Galway jury will not meet in the PÁLÁS cinema and we will be in contact with everyone who has applied for the jury.

While nothing compares to the experience of watching a film in a theatre in a group of other film-lovers, in times like these the most important thing is to stop the virus from continuing to spread at high speed.

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 14 is welcome to join the international jury – online. Further information will be available on their website where you can also find information on quality films of past YAA editions and where to watch them online.

The EFA Young Audience Award is a simultaneous, Europe-wide film viewing event for young people aged between 12 and 14 years.

On Sunday 26 April, three nominated films are screened online for 56 participant cities, in 35 different European countries. Each participating city involves an audience of young people who act as a jury and vote for their favourite film.

All participating cities interact with each other via video conference and social media, with film professionals and educators leading the audience in discussions about the films they’ve seen.

The highlight of the day is the ceremony in the evening, during which the audience transmit the results of the national votes – a bit like the Eurovision Song Contest.

Details will be posted on how to apply for the jury on in February 2020.

Applicants must be between 12 and 14 years old and attending school in Galway City or County. Participation is free.