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10 May 2016 à 12:24

Miss Impossible wins the 2016 EFA Young Audience Award

In a bona fide Europe-wide vote, young people aged between 12 and 14 from 25 countries took part in a vote that elected Miss Impossible by the French director and screenwriter Émilie Deleuze winner of the European Film Academy's Young Audience Award for 2016.

After watching the three nominated films (which also included the Swedish film Girls Lost and the Turkish film Rauf) during a Young Audiences Day event, 1,400 young movie enthusiasts from across Europe had the opportunity to discuss the films and choose their favorite. The result of their votes was presented in a live video conference held in Erfurt (Germany) at an awards ceremony hosted by the German TV anchor Felix Seibert-Daiker. The ceremony was aired on a live stream and is still available via VOD. EFA Director Marion Döring presented the award to the film's director Emilie Deleuze, who thanked the audiences and her lead actress, Léna Magnien.

In response to the current situation in Europe and in an effort to contribute to the integration of newcomers, this 5th edition of the EFA Young Audience Award also included refugee children in its voting jury. The European Film Academy and the Berlin Academy of the Arts brought together Berlin school students and pupils from reception classes for refugee children from Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, France, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Libya, Palestine, Poland, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey. Together, these children watched the nominated films, discussed their views, and, as members of a pan-European jury, voted for the winning film.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 26 June 2018 à 12:24 CEST

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