Media Literacy Award

YAAAS! is part of the Youth Cinema Network (YCN), a worldwide network of youth film festivals. Here you have various possibilities to submit your video, to visit other festivals and to overcome borders and make new contacts.

For example, YAAAS! Video Project participants also have the chance to take part in a meeting with certain festival guests, who are all directors of international youth film festivals and who will answer your questions about their work.

Photos: Connecting Europe Talks 2021 // In discussion with our guests: Brina Fekonja (Enimation Festival, Maribor/SL), Arne Papenhagen (Director FISH Film Festival, Rostock/D), Lito Theodosiu (Camera Zizanio/Olympia Film Festival, Pyrgos/GR), Angelika Fürst & Florian Danhel (Media Literacy Award, Vienna/AT), Ascan Breuer (Dokulab Vienna, formerly Director Video&Filmtage, Vienna/AT)



21st edition of the media literacy award [mla]

This year, the media literacy award [mla] will once again take place as an online festival.

Invitation to participate!

Innovative teaching strategies (Category: Media Didactics) as well as creative and critical media projects (Categories: Video - Audio - Print - Multimedia) can be submitted. Students and teachers of all school levels and types are invited to participate!
The deadline for entries is July 15
The award ceremony will take place from October 20 to 22
All information and online registration can be found at

BFI Future Film Festival 2022 is open for submissions!

They are accepting submissions of short films, 10 minutes or under in length, made by a filmmaker aged 16 to 25. Submissions need to have been produced in the last two years and be an interesting and original concept, with good production values and an entertaining subject matter. 

Selected films will screen at BFI Future Film Festival 2022 and have the chance to win one of the Future Film Festival awards, which include cash prizes, mentoring and kit.

Deadline: Fri 6 Aug 2021 // Submit HERE.
Contact & Information: Robert Hinterleitner and Lea Bernhard ()

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