Awards & Juries
Children's Film Competition
Children's Film Competition Award

A jury of local children presents the Children's Film Competition Award of 2500 euros, sponsored by the Oulun Energia company, to the director of the best film in the Children's film competition.

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Youth Film Competition
Global Future Prize

The 4H Association of Oulu presents the Global Future Prize of 1000 euros to the best film in the youth film competition.

Finnish Competition
Look at Me... Award

The Church Media Foundation grants a 1500-euro award to a Finnish feature or short film at the festival. The award is intended to support Finnish films for children and young people and encourage film makers to examine Christian responsibility and values.

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Best European Children's Film
ECFA Award

The ECFA Award was founded by the European Children's Film Association in 2010. It is awarded to the best European film in the Children's film competition by a jury of three ECFA members.

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ECFA Short Film Award

The ECFA Short Film Award was founded by the European Children's Film Association in 2018. It is awarded to the best European children's short film by a jury of three ECFA members.

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The Jury of Children's Film Competition
Vilma Arola (Hiukkavaara School), Iiris Harju-Autti (Myllytulli School), Evelyn Jackson (Oulu International School), Mimmi Keskimaa (Myllytulli School), Matilda Koskela (Oulu International School), Tuure Lappalainen (Teuvo Pakkala School), Aaku Leinonen (Hiukkavaara School), Lotta Nissilä (Teuvo Pakkala School), Armi Niva (Myllytulli School), Sara Pahkasalo (Teuvo Pakkala School), Ulja Raitala (Teuvo Pakkala School), Tildaliina Taskinen (Teuvo Pakkala School) and Saaga Ylitarvas (Myllytulli School).
The Jury of Youth Film Competition
Inka Holden (Oulu Art School), Joona Karjalainen (OSAO), Lenni Laine (OSAO) and Jadina Lohva (Oulu Art School).
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The Jury of Finnish Competition
Urpu Sarlin
is the Head of Communications of the Espoo parishes. Her work history is in church organisational communication and public relations and its journalistic media. Sarlin is a member of the Church Media Foundation Board.
The ECFA Jury
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Taija Jyrkäs
is a producer and curator for visual and performing arts based in Oulu, Finland. Currently she works as a producer at the Northern Photographic Centre. She is an active member of Culture association Kulttuuribingo and National Artist association Muu. She also leads the public art program at The North Ostrobotnia Regional Fund.  The North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund is one of the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s 17 regional funds. 

Her passion is to bring the audience near to the artists.
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Hanna Reifgerst
studied visual communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the College of Arts & Design in Barcelona. Since 2007, Hanna works in script development and dramaturgy for young audiences. For almost ten years she has been working as a project manager for the funding incentive Outstanding Films for Children and continues to work for German Children’s Film Association in Erfurt. She also programmed the youth film competition at the Goldener Spatz Children's Media Festival in Germany and since spring 2022, is responsible for the children's and youth film section at the Nordic Film Days Lübeck. She currently lives in Weimar with her two children, husband and elderly cat. 
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Kristine Simsone
is the managing curator at the Riga International Film festival. She's been with the festival since its creation in 2014. She primarily works with the festival's initiatives for children and youth audiences, including curation of a film programme for the youngest viewers and leading RIGA IFF Film Club – nationwide project for enhancing film and media education.

Kristine has studied film in Lille, France and also works as a film critic for various Latvian media outlets. She enjoys travelling, hiking in the mountains and after an adventurous year and a half in the Pacific Northwest, currently resides in Riga with her family and a 6-year-old, always hungry sausage dog.