Enhancing Peace through Youth Creativity


Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival

Short Movie Competition

EPYC Short Film Award

The first edition of the EPYC Short Film Awards was concluded in October 2023, as part of the eleventh edition of Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival.

The young audience watched the selected short movies in the EPYC categories and chose the three winners.

The EPYC Short Film Awards was established with the aim to encourage professional and amateur filmmakers, especially young authors from the Balkan region, to create short films for young audiences that promote peace and reconciliation, regional integration, democracy, European values and human rights.


Short Film Award (800€)


by Jitka Nemikinsová

Czech Republic, 8'

EPYC Youth

Short Film Award (500€)

Death in Normandy

by Leo Kahn

United States, 4'

EPYC Balkan

Short Film Award (500€)

Going diaspora

by Damir Mehic

Bosnia Herzegovina, 17'

EPYC features in Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film festival 2023: