European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2019 – Youth Jury

A sister organisation of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the European Film Awards honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. One of the awards presented is the European Film Academy Young Audience Award. Three films will be nominated, following the Berlin Film Festival, as finalists in this category and will be simultaneously presented in noncommercial closed jury screenings on Sunday, 5th May 2019, through 40+ cities across Europe and for the second time, Brisbane, representing Australia.

Australian Teachers of Media Queensland is calling for teachers to nominate students to be a part of the EFA Young Audience Jury that will view the three nominated films and vote for a winner.

Students will be required to attend the screenings, workshops and voting ceremony on May 5th, 2019 at Griffith Film School, Southbank from 8am to 6pm. Registered teachers from ATOMQ, as well as the APSA team from Brisbane Marketing, will be on site to provide supervision on the day.

Members of the Young Audience Jury must:

  • be currently enrolled in Years 9 or 10;
  • have an appreciation for non-Hollywood and foreign language films;
  • have demonstrated the capacity to articulate analytical and evaluative responses to moving-image media in both written and oral formats;
  • have a discerning understanding of the key concepts of languages and representations;
  • and attend an educational institution that has a current (individual or institution) ATOMQ membership (signup here if not a current member)

How to apply:

  1. Students complete the Online Application Form (below) – possibly as an in-class learning experience, using a written response to unseen stimulus to check for understanding of key concepts. The application form involves a viewing of a clip from APSA-nominated 'Village Rockstars.' (Alternatively, teachers can download and print a manual application form here). Entries close at midnight, Wednesday 3rd April (Week 10 of Term 1).
  2. ATOMQ will use these responses to select a jury of 40 students. Teachers will be informed of selected students via
    email in early March and provided with an information pack on the nominated films.


'Village Rockstars’, directed by Rima Das*, tells the following story:

"In a small village in northeast India, 10 year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive. With her gang of boys and the support of her widowed mother, Dhunu faces the struggles of her daily life and hopes for the day she can finally play on a real guitar."

View the above video, then complete the application form below.

*'Village Rockstars' by Rima Das was nominated for Best Youth Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2018; it will be screening for FREE at the Schonell Theatre on Friday 22nd February as part of the BrisAsia Festival. Make sure you see it in full! For further information on APSA and the BrisAsia program visit

Online Application Form:

Student Youth Jury Application Form
First name and last name
Enter your age
Name of your school
Name of your teacher
Enter your teacher's email address so we can contact them if you are selected to be on the Youth Jury.
Analyse the use of film languages in the scene, then evaluate the effectiveness of these languages in constructing this representation.