The award, supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, aims to connect emerging film critics with new audiences for European short films. The six films in contention were nominated by participants of the 2023 European Workshops for Film Criticism and made available for free, globally, on Talking Shorts.
After two weeks of online voting, the winner of the New Critics & New Audiences Award 2024 is Paradise Europe (Du bist so wunderbar) by Leandro Goddinho and Paulo Menezes. They receive a cash prize of €1000,-.
The New Critics & New Audiences Award is a project by the European Network for Film Discourse (The END), hosted on Talking Shorts and funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme—with the support of This Is Short.