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Leipzig, 08. May 2017

"Good bye Berlin" wins EFA Young Audience Award 2017

Producer Marco Mehlitz (Lago Film), Actors Anand Batbileg and Tristan Göbel, Screenwriter Lars Hubrich (Foto: Carlo Bansini).

Young Juries in 31 European Countries have elected "Good Bye Berlin" by Fatih Akin as the winner of the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2017.

On May 7, the European Film Academy (EFA) held the sixth edition of its annual Young Audience Award ceremony in Erfurt. After a suspenseful vote, the results of which were transmitted live from participating cities to the Erfurt CineStar theater, youth juries from 31 countries awarded the European Children’s Film Award to “Goodbye Berlin”, directed by Fatih Akin. The adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s bestselling novel won funding from MDM and was shot in Pegau, Zwenkau, Blankenburg, Halle (on Saale), and Wendefurth, among other places.