Birgit Pajust – coordinator – Estonian Film Institute
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Birgit Pajust, marketing coordinator of the Estonian Film Festival, who are the Estonian Partners of the 2015 EFA Young Audience Award – which will be decided during Young Audience Film Day on the 3rd of May by a young audience aged between 12 and 14 simultaneously in 25 different countries.
This will be the first year Estonia will be taking part in the EFA Young Audience Award. Aside from talking about how they are preparing for the big day, Birgit also shares with us her opinion on the current state of Estonian cinema, an overview of the many different activities that the Estonian Film Institute is involved with as well as why she thinks the promotion of a “different” type of cinema to young audience is important.
EFA YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD: In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-old audiences in Aalborg (Denmark), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Athens (Greece), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Erfurt (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Izola (Slovenia), Kiev (Ukraine), London (UK), Malmö (Sweden), Prizren (Kosovo), Riga (Latvia), Skopje (FYR Macedonia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Tallinn (Estonia), Tbilisi (Georgia), Tel Aviv (Israel), Turin (Italy), Valletta (Malta), Wroclaw (Poland) and Zagreb (Croatia) will elect the winner of the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2015.