This year, for the first time, there will be the Young Audience Award German-speaking Online Film Jury in which young people from all over Europe can participate. Whether from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg or other countries - participation is open to all German-speaking youths. The international jury sessions and film viewings take place online instead of in the cinema.
Over the course of two days, the participants from the different countries first get to know each other and gain an insight into film analysis and film critics. In the following days, the films are watched via a streaming platform from home. At the second digital meeting, the jury members discuss and analyse the nominated films, expressing their opinions as well as exchanging their own perspectives upon the films and topics. Afterwards, they can vote for their favourite film and participate in the digital programme of the European Film Academy - including Q&As with the filmmakers. The winning film will be announced at the Award Ceremony.
The new project is being carried out with and funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Germany (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, bpb). It is organised and hosted by the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, with the project “Kinderfilmuni”. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Academy of Austrian Film, the Swiss Youth Film Festival and ZoomZ - Platform for Children's and Youth Film Switzerland, LUX - Luxembourg City Film Festival, the Golden Sparrow - German Children's Film and Media Festival (Cinema, TV, Online), the Saxon Service for Children’s and Youth Films with the Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience. It is supported by VISION Kino and the Film museum Potsdam.
Want to join the YAA German-speaking Online Film Jury?
Please apply here -> email@example.com