The European Film Academy have announced that Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too has been selected as one of three nominees in the EFA Young Audience Award 2015.
Produced by John Keville and Conor Barry of SP Films You’re Ugly Too stars Aidan Gillen and Lauren Kinsella and tells the story of a grumpy sardonic loner who has just been released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his eleven-year-old niece after the sudden death of her mother. The dysfunctional twosome head into the sleepy midlands together. With Stacey’s stress-related narcolepsy, and Will’s bungling attempts to become a father figure to her, a very human comedy begins to emerge.
The nominations for the EFA Young Audience Award were chosen by an international committee consisting of Per Eriksson, Swedish Film Institute, Beata Marciniak, New Horizons Association (Poland) and Paola Traversi, Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Italy). Previous winners of the award have included Regret! by Dave Schram and The Zigzag Kid by Vincent Bal. Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites more than 3,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture.
On Young Audience Film Day on 3rd May, the three nominated films will be screened to audiences of 12 – 14 year-olds in 25 cities across Europe.