12-14-years-olds living in Ukraine and those who found temporary shelter all over Europe.
Population of Ukraine: 41,2 mln (as of Jan 2022)
Kids: 7,8 mln (->18 yo)
Number of cinemas before Russian invasion: 198 cinemas with 663 screens
Welcome to Ukraine
Ukraine is a country with a long history and culture dating back thousands of years. Since the time of Kyivan Rus', Ukraine has been an important center for Europe and played an important role in shaping European cultural and political traditions.
Today Ukraine is a country of contrasts and natural beauty: modern cities with skyscrapers coexist on the same territory with nature reserves with wildlife. Here you can see ancient forests and even deserts, pink lakes and mountain waterfalls, as well as two seas. But the main value of the country is people who today surprise the whole world with their courage.
Ukraine's diversity and uniqueness are always reflected in its culture, especially in cinema, which has made an unprecedented leap in recent years. And it would have developed further if the neighboring country had not decided to try to seize Ukraine and had not sent its troops. Since 2014, Ukraine has been fighting again for its independence, the right to history, and its unique culture.
Ukrainian Film Academy
Young Audience Award Ukrainian Jury living in Ukraine and those who found temporary shelter all over Europe will watch YAA nominated films online and join their peers in several European cinemas, together they will vote for the winner on 13th November.
The Ukrainian Film Academy is a Ukrainian association of experts and professionals in the field of cinema and film production, founded in 2017 to support and develop modern Ukrainian cinema. Since 2017, the Ukrainian Film Academy hosts the Golden Dzyga National Film Awards. One of the Film Academy’s missions is an educational function in the form of webinars, lectures and discussions on current topics in the film industry.