'My Brother Chases Dinosaurs' by Italian director Stefano Cipani was voted the winner of the EFA Young Audience Award, 2020. The juries of young people watched the three nominated films online on Festival Scope, discussed the films on video groups, and then cast their votes online.
The three YAA nominated films were:
- WINNER: MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS /MIO FRATELLO RINCORRE I DINOSAURI. Italy, Spain
- MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS / MIJN BIJZONDER RARE WEEK MET TESS. The Netherlands, Germany
- ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD / ROCCA VERÄNDERT DIE WELT. Germany
YAA is an initiative from the European Film Awards which are supported by Creative Europe.
MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS | ITALY
Based on a true story and a bestselling book, the film tells the story of a young boy, Jack, who is told that his baby brother, Gio, is 'special' and comes to believe he has superpowers. When Jack realises that Gio has Down's Syndrome, he goes into crisis. As a teenager, Jack denies the existence of this 'inconvenient' brother altogether. Will the truth come to light and can Jack keep pretending to the girl he falls in love with?
WATCH PREVIOUS YAA FILMS ONLINE
The YAA includes various platforms for the general public to watch the nominated films. EFA Productions brings the EFA Young Audience Award films out on VOD platforms like iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and Pantaflix, on the regional Balkan-platform Cinesquare, as well as on local platforms like Filmin. You can find out here where to watch some of the previous winners and nominated YAA films online.