Young Audience Award

Alice Schmid – The Girl Down Loch Änzi #YAA2017

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A message from the director of one of the three finalist films of the 2017 EFA Young Audience Award.

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PODCAST | Filmmaker Alice Schmid talks about her film “The Girl Down Loch Änzi” – 2017 EFA Young Audience Award finalist.

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The Girl Down Loch Änzi, produced in Switzerland, is one of the finalist films of the 2017 EFA Young Audience Award. In this short clip, the director Alice Schmid talks briefly about the film, which will be up for an award during Young Audience Film Day (7th of May). On this day, the three finalist European films will be screened simultaneously in 31 different countries of Europe to an audience aged between 12 and 14 years old. The young audience will then vote for the winning film at the end of the day.

THE GIRL DOWN LOCH ÄNZI. The pivotal summer for 12-year-old Laura who lives in a beautiful remote area in the Swiss mountains. As the only daughter in a taciturn family of farmers and mostly left to her own, she becomes obsessed with the legends told about a gorge in the area where no one dares to go. When a boy from town arrives to help on the farm, she finally has a friend to share her fears and fantasies with. After he has left she takes the courage to explore the mysterious place all by herself. The portrait of a girl underestimated by all, filmed in a close and unsentimental way.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Alice Schmid
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Girl Down Loch Änzi
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