Regret!, a drama about school bullying from Dutch director Dave Schram, has won this year’s Young Audience Award from the European Film Academy.
Audiences of young filmgoers from across Europe voted for Schram’s drama. It was one of three short-listed finalists for the prize. The other nominees were Gitte Lokkegaard for The Contest and Katja von Garnier for Windstorm.
Accepting his trophy, Schram said he hoped his film would help in the fight to eradicate bullying at schools across Europe. Bullying has been a problem that has drawn attention in schools across the continent and in North America.
More than 1,000 people aged 12 to 14 from across Europe voted for this year’s Young Audience Award after watching all three nominees at special screenings held across the continent.