EFA Young Audience Award 2020 

2,000 Young Jurors From 32 Countries Elect MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS by Stefano Cipani

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the originally planned theatre screenings had to be cancelled. The 12-14-year-old jury members watched the three nominated films online on Festival Scope, had the opportunity to discuss the films in various video groups and then cast their votes online. Moderated again by former YAA jury member Ivana Noa, the 30-minute awards ceremony was streamed live on where it remains available for those who missed it. Visibly moved, the winning director Stefano Cipani thanked his supporters and producers and exclaimed “I don’t know what to say, I am so excited!”

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The YAA continues to include various platforms for the general public to watch the nominated films: EFA Productions, EFA’s in-house production company, brings the EFA Young Audience Award films out Europe-wide on Video-on-Demand (T-VoD) platforms, like iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and Pantaflix, on the regional Balkan-platform Cinesquare, as well as on local platforms like Filmin!

EFA Productions teamed up with Under The Milky Way for this initiative with the support of Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union, to make the nominated films available for young viewers all year around. Those who could not participate in the EFA Young Audience Award event now have the possibility to watch the nominated films online. Find out where to watch them at

The EFA Young Audience Award is organised and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Creative Europe – Media Sub-Programme of the European Union. The national YAA events are organised with the support of the respective national partners.

Berlin, 26 April 2020


The EFA Young Audience Award 2020 was realised with the following partners:

AUSTRIA: Austrian Film Academy

BELGIUM: Filem’On & the European Youth Film Festival

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Sarajevo Film Festival & Meeting Point cinema

BULGARIA: Sofia Art Fest

CROATIA: Zagreb Film Festival

CYPRUS: Cyprus Film Days For Children and Youth Film Festival

CZECH REPUBLIC: Krutón, z.s. & Int'l Film Festival for Children and Youth JUNIORFEST


FRANCE: Les Arcs Film Festival & Cinéma Lux le Buisson

GEORGIA: Taoba Int'l Youth Film Festival

GERMANY: European Film Academy (Berlin), Intl. Film Festival Schlingel (Chemnitz), German Children’s Media Foundation Golden Sparrow (Erfurt)

GREECE: Hellenic Film Academy, Athens Int'l Film Festival (ATHICFF), CineDok Kids & Olympia IFF for Children and Young People

ICELAND: Icelandic Film Centre

IRELAND: Irish Film Institute & Creative Europe Desk Ireland (Dublin), Junior Film Fleadh (Galway)

ITALY: Niels Stensen Cultural Foundation (Florence), Alice nella città (Rome), National Cinema Museum (Turin)

KOSOVO: DokuFest

LATVIA: National Film Centre of Latvia

LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg City Film Festival

MONTENEGRO: Podgorica Film Festival

NORTH MACEDONIA: Film Agency of the Republic of North Macedonia

NORWAY: Kristiansand Int'l Children's Film Festival

POLAND: International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! (Poznan), Podkarpackie Film Commission (Rzeszow), New Horizons Cinema (Wroclaw), Gdynia Film Centre (Gdynia), Akademia MDP (Warsaw)

PORTUGAL: Portuguese Academy of Film & ICA

ROMANIA: EducaTIFF & Romanian Film Promotion

RUSSIA: Pioner Cinema

SERBIA: Free Zone Festival

SLOVAKIA: Visegrad Film Forum


SPAIN: Academia Galega do Audiovisual (A Coruña), Filmoteca de Catalunya (Barcelona), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain (Madrid), Seville European Film Festival

SWITZERLAND: Festival du Cinéma Jeune Public & Zoomz

TURKEY: Yapimlab

UK: Depot Cinema (Lewes), British Film Institute (London) & Showroom (Sheffield)