Join the YAA 2022 in Italy!

If you are between 12 and 14 years old and want to join the international jury, watch three films and vote for the winner, please visit this website !



inhabitants: 400,000
kids: 45,000
cinemas: 16


The world-famous capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance attracts millions of visitors each year.

Among the top sights are the Duomo cathedral (you can climb up the steps to the dome and to the bell tower!) and Palazzo Vecchio (where kids can visit the secret passages; take a guided tour by Giorgio Vasari, the court architect and painter, and a lot more ...), the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue, and of course, the city’s fantastic museum such as Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi gallery with Botticelli’s Venus.


You can also visit the Ximeniano observatory which has been observing both the sky and the earth for 250 years and displays some of the apparatus that have been used for astronomical observation and the recording of seismic activity (earthquakes). Or you take a stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge spanning over the Arno river or through the Boboli Gardens. And in Coverciano there’s a football museum! Oh, don’t forget to try the sweet Bomboloni (Italian doughnut) and the Tuscan flatbread Schiacciatina!

Stensen Cultural Foundation

Opened in 1964, the Stensen Cultural Foundation is inspired by the research and methodology of Niels Stensen, a Danish physician and geologist (1638 -1686). Run by Jesuits, a group of young people manages the structure together with a bunch of more experienced people. The aim is promoting intercultural dialogue, information, education and art, through conferences, films and books.




Inhabitants: 583,000
Kids: 70,000
Cinemas: 16

La Lanterna
Genoa Old Town


In Genoa there are architectural and artistic signs of every time, especially in the Historic Centre, alleys and squares live together with buildings, which are located just a few meters one from the other, but divided by many centuries of history. Panoramic terraces and ancient fishermen villages, small beaches and cliffs, beach resorts and glimpse caught between the walls of a building and a church, the Porto Antico and the promenade designed at the beginning of the 20th century.


San Lorenzo



Circuito Cinema Scuole has been involved for years in promoting quality cinema to young audience. We have been working nationwide for years. We organize screenings, workshops, previews, meetings with directors. We collaborate with distribution companies to promote the most suitable films for children such as MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS (winner of the YAA 2020), I AM GRETA, SUR LE CHEMIN DE L'ECOLE, WADJDA, UN SAC DE BILLES and many others. We also produced the educational material for a national dissemination, regarding all the movies we promote. We love to collaborate with others associations (Amnesty international, Unicef), to organize seminars accompanied by screenings about different themes. We love cinema and we want to transmit this passion to young people!



Benvenuti a Roma!


Rome: The Colosseum
Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam"

Rome needs no introduction, the Italian capital is one of the most popular tourist attractions world-wide with a history opf nearly 3,000 years. It is also the only city in the world with a country inside itself: the Vatican.

Top sights include the Roman Forum with the ruins of several important ancient buildings, the Colosseum where gladiators used to fight and the Vatican with St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world, and Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

Also check out Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Navona, throw a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain and try some pizza!




inhabitants: 900,000
kids: 140,000
cinemas: 18



Benvenuti a Torino!
Turin, first capital of Italy, and for centuries the residence of kings, is a city of extraordinary charm.

Rich in history, art, culture and tradition, the city offers plenty of opportunities for youth recreation and entertainment. Located on the river Po and surrounded by the Alps, the city boasts museums, castles, gardens and the Mole Antonelliana, home of the National Cinema Museum, which you can see on the back of the Italian two cent coin. And make sure you try the famous local chocolate!


Among the most important in the world for its rich heritage and the diversity of its scientific and educational activities, the National Cinema Museum owes its uniqueness to its exhibition set-up. Hosted by the Mole Antonelliana, a landmark monument and symbol of Turin, this "temple of cinema" spirals upwards through several exhibition levels, creating a spectacular display of its extraordinary collections and retracing the history of cinema from its origins to the present time, in an evocative interactive itinerary. Enjoy the show!