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16 March 2016 à 16:55
A French film nominated for the Young Audience Award at the European Film Awards
Three films have been nominated for the 5th Young Audience Award presented by the European Film Academy, including the French film Miss Impossible (photo) by Émilie Deleuze, which was produced by Patrick Sobelman.
Emilie Deleuze's film has already received a Special Mention at the most recent Berlinale, where it was presented in a world premiere in the Generations section.
The other titles nominated for this award are Girls Lost by Alexandra-Therese Keining, produced by Helena and Olle Wirenhed (Sweden), and Rauf by Bariş Kaya and Soner Caner, produced by Selman Kizilaslan, Uğur Kizilaslan, and Burak Ozan (Turkey).
The awards ceremony will be held on May 8 in the German city of Erfurt, with the three nominated films in the Young Audience Award category screened to an audience composed of children aged between 12 and 14 in thirty European cities (including Vienna, Brussels, Sofia, and Zagreb, among others). Following the screening of the films, the children will vote for the winning title. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live at http://yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu. This website also provides detailed information about the nominated films and the participating cities.
Reception classes for refugee children included in the voting
In response to the current situation in Europe and as part of efforts undertaken to assist in integrating refugee populations, children of refugees participating in reception classes in schools in Berlin will be taking part in this year's awards program. The children will watch the nominated films and discuss their views before making their choice to elect the winning film. This special event has been organized in cooperation with the Berlin Academy of Arts.
This European Film Academy Young Audience Prize is organized and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions, with support from the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM).
Latest update : 18 March 2016 à 16:55 CET