The YAA is the Young Audience Award, presented to the best European film for young people each year, as chosen by youth juries from all over Europe.
2020’s finalist films were:
My Brother Chases Dinosaurs was announced as the winner on Sunday April 26th. 2,000 Young Jurors, aged 12 – 14, from 32 European countries elected the film by winning director Stefano Cipani.
Méiní Kelly, aged 12 from Windy Arbour, said that “the films are great and I’ve really enjoyed the process”.
Matthew, aged 13, agreed that “My Brother Chases Dinosaurs was an amazing film with some really talented young actors. The story could happen anywhere, such a universal subject and the characters were very sincere.”
The online awards ceremony is available to watch back on on the European Film Awards website.
Keep an eye out for when we begin recruiting our IFI YAA Panel 2021, and our monthly IFI Family strand in the IFI programme.
This initiative is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council