Children Juries in Nine European Cities Elect Dutch Film by Vincent Bal
In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-old audiences in Copenhagen (Denmark), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Turin (Italy), Valletta (Malta) and Wroclaw (Poland) have elected THE ZIGZAG KID by Vincent Bal (the Netherlands) as the winner of the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2013.
Having watched the three nominated films on today’s Young Audience Film Day, more than 600 young cinema-lovers across Europe had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. The results were then reported live via Skype video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where German TV host and entertainer Ben moderated the awards ceremony transmitted online as a live stream. The German jury speakers Lisa (14) and Neal (13) presented the award to director Vincent Bal who thanked the juries in all cities, everybody who worked on the film, his family and especially his children.
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Vincent Bal, director of THE ZIGZAG KID (c) EFA / Carlo Bansini
EFA Young Audience Award goes to THE ZIGZAG KID