Jürgen Biesinger – producer – Young Audience Award
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Jürgen Biesinger, producer of the Young Audience Award. He tells us exactly what the Young Audience Award, how it works and how its has evolved throughout the year. We also discuss the importance of presenting a more challenging type of cinema and just how much technological advancements have facilitated the existence of the Young Audience Award.
The Young Audience Award is a new award presented for the fourth time in 2015. On 3 May – Young Audience Film Day – the three nominated films MY SKINNY SISTER, THE INVISIBLE BOY and YOU’RE UGLY TOO will be screened to 12-14-year-old audiences in the following cities: 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.
The young audience will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. In a truly European vote, jury speakers will then transmit the national results live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where the winner will be announced in an award ceremony streamed live on on this website. Don’t miss it!