PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2022: Winners Announced: Award for Best Children and Youth Program on Television in the World | press releases | press

From 10 to 15 June, more than 200 international children’s television experts gathered at a live event on Bayerischer Rundfunk to discuss quality standards in the genre under the theme “Listen to Children’s TV – The Power of Sound”. About 400 children’s television professionals around the world also participated in the online version of the festival.

There is no jury – the festival participants decide

The award ceremony on Wednesday evening marked the ceremonial conclusion of the meeting. A special feature of PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL: There are no juries meeting behind closed doors. Festival participants from all over the world together vote for the winners in the main categories.

Five awards for German children’s television

German children’s television was a huge success this year with five awards, two of which were in the main categories of the competition. ZDF has convinced international children’s television experts with the drama “@Kalinka08 – Please Sign Up”. In it, a girl anonymously reports domestic violence. The reason for the drama is the disturbing reports of increased violence during the phases of the lockdown caused by the pandemic.

UNICEF Special Jury Prize

The new SWR series “Nina Fights! Against Plastic Waste” “If Not You, Then!” For the Special Prize from the UNICEF Jury In addition to the 1st prize in the Reality category from the German Children Jury in the 7-10 year category, the film shows how an Indonesian girl defends herself against the fact that her country is being abused as a dumpster by Western countries. The two films first prize by the German Children’s Jury in the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL.

Documentary film “Wisdom – The Greatest”

The animated documentary “Maxim – Der Großste” from the series “Schau in meine Welt”, broadcast on RBB and presented to the festival by the production company, also received a main prize in the 7-10 year category for realism. The events of the episode revolve around a Russian child who lost his legs in an accident. But Maxim does not give up, passionately devotes himself to skateboarding and masters his everyday life.

97 programs in the final round

A total of 394 programs from 58 countries have been submitted to the current PRIX JEUNESSE competition. An international pre-selection panel selected 97 programs for the final round. The PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL is the most prestigious award in the international children’s television scene. It has been awarded every two years by Bayerischer Rundfunk since 1964. The festival is sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk, Free State of Bavaria, state capital Munich, ZDF and the Bavarian State Center for New Media (BLM).

A glimpse of the winners of the Geneva International Prize 2022:

Class 11-15 Nonfiction:
Why did you keep me?
Human, Holland

Class 11-15 Fiction:
the truth
NRK, Norway

Class 7-10 Nonfiction:
Maxim – the eldest
Telekult Film and Media Production GmbH, Germany

Class 7-10 Fiction:
@KALINKA08 – Please call
ZDF, Germany

Category up to 6 years of non-fiction:
let’s go for a walk
Hello Hello Kids, UK

Category up to 6 years of novels:
sleep
Ludo Studios, Australia

PRIX JEUNESSE THEME AWARD:
EL DEAFO
Lighthouse Studios in association with Apple TV +, US

UNESCO Special Prize:
PICA – Smart Software for Teens
National Television Network – ATB, Bolivia

UNICEF Special Award:
“If it’s not you, then we are” – Nina Battles! Against plastic waste
SWR, Germany

Gender Equality Award:
dancing on cranes
Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), Bhutan and EBS, Korea

German Children’s Jury / Category 7-10 Nonfiction:
“If it’s not you, then we are” – Nina Battles! Against plastic waste
SWR, Germany

German Children’s Jury/Class 7-10 Fiction:
@KALINKA08 – Please call
ZDF, Germany

International Youth Jury / Category 11-15 Nonfiction:
COP 26: In Your Hands
Fresh Start Media, UK

International Youth Jury / Category 11-15 Fiction:
the truth
NRK, Norway

Shorts Award:
two small planes
Senal Colombia, Colombia

Special Achievement Award:
Kindness news for children
Free Press Unlimited, Netherlands

heart rate:
Why did you keep me?
Human, Holland

Kirsten Schneid, Festival Coordinator, PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation
Tel: 089/5900 42058
kirsten.schnitz@prixjeunesse.de

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