Listen to children’s TV: the world of children’s TV meets in the 30th PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL | press releases | press

Since the current situation still makes it difficult for some international media professionals to come to Munich, the festival is also available in a mini version as a digital version.

The best children’s and youth programming of the past two years has been submitted to the competition at the world’s oldest and most popular children’s television festival. During the week of the festival, international experts watch and discuss all of the final round’s programming and meet in moderated discussion groups after each class to analyze the production’s strengths and weaknesses.

Special Feature: No Jury

A special feature of PRIX JEUNESSE: Each festival participant can vote for the winners in the main categories. No jury meets behind closed doors.

97 programs from 41 countries are in the final round

A total of 400 programs from 58 countries were submitted to this year’s festival. 97 programs from 41 countries made it to the final round. In addition to the main awards, a German children’s jury and an international youth jury each award two separate awards. UNICEF and UNESCO honor programs that align with their respective priorities in a distinct way, and the “Gender Equality Prize” goes to a program that engages with gender roles in an innovative way.

different age groups

The competition is divided into age groups up to 6 years, 7-10 and 11-15 years, and each category is divided into fiction and non-fiction categories. The range of programs includes all genres that are present in children’s television: from drama series to documentaries to knowledge formats.

Six children’s programs from Germany

Germany is represented in the final by six children’s programmes. For example, WDR competed in the category of preschool programs with the episode “Show with the Elephant”: “Wir kriegt ein Baby”. KiKA children’s channel from ARD and ZDF launched the theatrical comedy “Moooment!” Submit to a race that addresses the topic of racism for a young audience. In the documentary “If it’s not you, then we” – Nina fights! Against Plastic Waste” by SWR A girl in Indonesia is defending herself against the fact that her country is being misused as a landfill by industrialized nations.

Motto: “Listen to Children’s TV: The Power of Sound

Each PRIX JEUNESSE has a specific logo. This year’s “Listening to Children’s TV: The Power of Sound”. Question: What is the importance of the role of sound and music in children’s television? There will be a major media event on the evening of June 12th (starting at 6:30pm). Other themes at the festival include “War and Death: How do you talk to children about these difficult issues?” (June 14, 6:45 p.m.).

Racism sensitive topic

The festival also addresses the sensitive topic of racism: how can children’s media play a central and positive role in countering stereotypes about “others”? (June 15, 12:00 p.m.). On the evening of June 15, the winners of the 30th PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL competition will be awarded. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the beautiful New Munich Theatre. The ceremony can also be followed live on the PRIX JEUNESSE 2022 digital platform. Winners who cannot be in Munich will be included in the award ceremony via video conferencing.

Media contact

Kirsten Schneid, Festival Coordinator, PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation
Tel: 089/5900 42058

Dr. Maya Goetz, President, PRIX JEUNESSE
Tel: 089/5900 42264

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