As an official category of the European Film Awards, the EFA Young Audience Award is presented to the director of a European film that addresses an audience between 12 and 14 years of age.
Eligible candidates must be born in Europe or hold a European passport and eligible films are full-length fiction, animation or documentary films intended for theatrical release which must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 15 December 2019 and 15 December 2020. Further information on the regulations can be found here.
The EFA Young Audience Award, first introduced in 2012 on occasion of the 25th European Film Awards, will be presented for the tenth time on Sunday, 25 April 2021.
On that date, the three nominated films will be simultaneously presented to 12-14-year-olds in closed screenings across Europe. After the screenings, the young jury members will vote for the winner.
Deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 December 2020.
The EFA Young Audience Award is organised and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). Media partner is FRED FM Film Radio.