Submit your film now for the EFA Young Audience Award 2018!
08 November 2017

Submit your film now for the EFA Young Audience Award 2018!

The European Film Academy Young Audience Award is presented to the director of a European film aimed at an audience aged between 12 and 14 years. Eligible candidates must be born in Europe or hold a European passport. Criteria for participating films include:

  • Films need to be full-length feature, animation, or documentary films aimed at an audience aged 12 to 14 years.
  • Films must have had their premiere at an international festival or a theatrical release after 01 January and before 31st December of the past year. 
  • The European Film Awards criteria identifying a European film need to be applied. 

Further information on the regulations can be found here.

Three films will be shortlisted and shown on Sunday 6th May 2018 to young audiences in cities across Europe including Dublin in partnership with the Irish Film Institute. The young audiences will cast their votes which be collated on the same day and then the EFA Young Audience Award will be presented that night. The YAA Ceremony will be held in Erfurt, Germany where the directors of the nominated films are invited to attend the event throughout the day. The ceremony will begins at 20:00 (UTC+2) and will be streamed live on the YAA website. EFA will also showcase the nominated films on VoD platforms across Europe to make them available for young viewers all year around 

Submission deadline for EFA Young Audience Award is 15th December 2017. For any questions on the YAA submission procedure you can get in touch with Lisa Muzzulini at

Young Audience Award Panel at the irish film institute

On Sunday 6th May, the IFI will host the Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy in Dublin. Would you know a young person who would be interested in joining the IFI's Young Audience Panel in advance of the Awards? The panel is for those aged 12-14 and will come together regularly to watch and discuss different kinds of films from all over Europe. For more information please contact Dee at: This initiative is supported by the BAI Sectoral Development Fund and Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office.