Children juries in six European cities elect Dutch film by Boudewijn Koole.

Boudewijn Koole’s family title Kauwboy has won the first European Film Academy Young Audience Award.

Having watched the three nominated films during a Young Audience Film Day,  10-13-year-old juries in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Copenhagen, Erfurt, Norrköping and Turin discussed the films before electing their favourite.

The results were then reported live via Skype to Erfurt, Germany where TV host Juri Tetzlaff moderated the awards ceremony, which was streamed online.

The German jury speakers Marie-Louis und Carl (both 12 years old) presented the award to the film’s co-writer Jolein Laarman, who said: “It’s so important that the European Film Academy gives all the children a voice!”

The initiative was organised by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). Partners include EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Film Center Serbia, Danish Film Institute, Deutsche Kindermedienstiftung Goldener Spatz (Germany), Swedish Film Institute and National Cinema Museum Turin (Italy).

Kauwboy previously picked up two awards in Berlin.