Jakub Viktorin – director – Visegrad Film Forum
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Jakub Viktorin of the Visegrad Film Forum, Slovak partners of the 2015 EFA Young Audience Award, an award that will be decided by a young audience aged between 12 to 14 at the end of Young Audience Film Day, an event that takes place simultaneously in 25 different countries.
Aside from talking about this year’s edition of the Young Audience Award and the way things will run on the day in Bratislava, which is where the Slovak screenings will take place, Jakub talks with us about theVisegrad Film Forum, and tells us what it is, what it does and how it promotes cinema to a young audience.
He also talks with us about the various difficulties her believes are encountered by any attempt to promote cinema as something of great cultural importance.
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.