Magazine article Screen International

Regret! Wins Young EFA Award

Magazine article Screen International

Regret! Wins Young EFA Award

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Young juries in 17 European cities select Dutch film by Dave Schram.

School bullying drama Regret! (Spijt!), from Dutch director Dave Schram, has won the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2014.

The film was selected by more than 1,000 children aged 12-14 in cities ranging from Barcelona and Bratislava to London and Tel Aviv.

Having watched the three nominated films on Young Audience Film Day, the young cinema-lovers had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. The results were then reported live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where Polish actor Maciej Stuhr moderated the awards ceremony transmitted online as a live stream.

Young speakers from the German jury presented the award to Schram who thanked the audience and expressed his hope that the film may help to do something to combat bullying. …

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