YAAAS! Young Programmers 2022

22.12.2021 // The YAAAS! Youth Program presents a holistic program of film education, acquisition of media competency, and DIY video production for youths for the first time. The youth program YAAAS! is directed at young people between the ages of 15 and 20, and offers them the chance to enter into a direct exchange with international media professionals, learn new skills, see and discuss films, as well as being able to present their own works. The YAAAS! Competition is one of four CROSSING EUROPE competition programs. In this section, the YAAAS! Youth Jury awards the festival prize CROSSING EUROPE Award – Youth Jury, that will be supported by the VdFS Verwertungsgesellschaft der Filmschaffenden for the second time, and is endowed with 3,000 €.

The YAAAS! Competition will show six current European film productions that were selected by the YAAAS! Young Programmers. The Young Programmers for 2022 have already been selected: Andrea Reininger, Julia Stöckl, Marco Barthofer, Marie-Louise Schmidinger, Marlene Frostel und Oliver Parsch all attend our partner school, the HBLA for artistic design in Linz, and have been taking part in an introductory program into the curation process of a film festival.
The six youths will watch around 15 films until end of January, and will announce their final film selection then. In addition, three of the six selected feature films will be shown in special school screenings within the framework of the festival.

The exact dates, details (including Covid-19 regulations), film descriptions, and trailer links, as well as school material for preparation and follow-up of the festival attendance will be announced in March 2022, from then on registration for the school screenings will also be possible. Additionally, the Young Programmers will be responsible for the Q&A sessions during the YAAAS! film screenings, and will take care of the participants of the YAAAS! Workshop program.

| All details on the YAAAS! Youth Program, as well as updates and dates for the various YAAAS! modules can be found HERE |