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Program for youngsters between 12 and 14 years | online

April 21–25, 2021

Are you 12-14 years old and interested in film?

The fifth edition of the pan-European Young Audience Award invites all young film enthusiasts to become judges at the film festival and decide on the best film in Europe! Join us, watch three films nominated by the European Film Academy from 21 April to 25 April 2021 and vote for the best of them together with other jurors from more than thirty European countries.
The award ceremony, to which you will be invited as a juror through a live stream, will take place on 25 May 2021 in Berlin and will be broadcasted to other cities throughout Europe.

To participate in the jury, it is necessary to register no later than April 13, 2021. The program is accessible to all participants free of charge.

The Crossing
Norway, 1942. Ten-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto have no idea that their parents are members of the resistance. Just before Christmas, both adults are arrested, and the siblings remain at the mercy of fate. They find out that two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, are hiding in their cellar. Gerda and Otto decide to finish what their parents started. Like the legendary four musketeers, the children unite to bring Sarah and Daniel to the border of neutral Sweden through snow drifts and deep forests. Devotion and courage can be found even in the smallest of us.

Pinocchio
The most famous wooden puppet comes to life.
Old woodcarver Geppetto creates a puppet that magically comes to life. It begins to move, talk, and even eat. Geppeto gives the puppet the name Pinocchio. He decides to raise him as his own son, but Pinocchio can't keep up with his curiosity. No mischief is foreign to him, but thanks to his trustworthiness, he is easily tricked by every swindler. He travels the world of strange beings: from the land of puppets, through a field of miracles to the belly of a huge fish. But what does he have to go through to become a real boy?

Wolfwalkers
Wake up the animal inside you.
In times of myths and magic, a young apprentice hunter Robyn travels to Ireland with her father. This is where the last group of wolves lives and it must be completely eradicated. Curious, Robyn sets out from the safety of the city to explore the forbidden landscape on her own. During her roaming, she befriends an extraordinary girl Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe who, according to superstitions, turns into wolves at night. When Mebh`s mother gets lost, the two girls follow in her footsteps. The deeper they head into the woods, the further Robyn moves away from her father, whose task is to destroy the world of Wolfwalkers. A world whose magical beauty is as disarming as the animation of the whole film.