WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS

6 Winners Span 6 Countries: Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom


NEW YORK, February 20, 2015 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 3rd International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society) (Kids:Series); Wild Kids (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Mike The Knight (Kids: Pre-School); Con Que Suenas? (What’s Your Dream? Season 2), (Kids: Factual); Jungle Bunch to the Rescue (Kids: Animation) and Alles Mag (Anything Goes), (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.

“There is great responsibility associated with creating content for children, and tonight’s winning programs demonstrate the high standard of quality the world has every right to expect,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner.

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a distinguished cast including: Emma Kenney (Shameless), Evan Roe (Madam Secretary), Brennan Clost (The Next Step). Ashley Aufderheide (The Slap) co-presenting with Hasbro’s Twilight Sparkle, Swedish kids programming host Doreen Mansson, German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Show with The Mouse and actress Marie Nasemann from WDR’s new kids series Armin’s Secret.

Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.

The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Hasbro Studios, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids, WDR mediagroup, Junior@MipTV and Ernst & Young.

3RD INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARD WINNERS
 

KIDS: SERIES

Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society)
Televisió de Catalunya / Castelao Pictures
Spain
Executive Producers: Susanna Jiménez, Conxa Orea, Sandra Fernández, Julio Fernández, Carlos Fernández, Pau Freixas, Albert Espinosa
Director: Pau Freixas
Writers: Albert Espinosa, Ivan Mercade, Pau Freixas

The Red Band Society is a story of friendship, overcoming obstacles and the will to live.

KIDS: NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

Wild Kids
Jarowskij Enterprises / SVT – Sveriges Television
Sweden
Executive Producer: Lisa Andrae, Anna Hallberg
Producer: Magnus Larsson
Director: Magnus Larsson
Principal Cast: Rickard Olsson (Host)

Ten Swedish children travel to the deep forests of Dalecarlia to compete in ‘Wild Kids.‘ They are divided into two teams, The Bears and The Lions, and from now on, it’s a fierce battle to win the competition. At stake is a trip to Africa where a treasure awaits.

KIDS: PRESCHOOL

Mike The Knight
HIT Entertainment / Nelvana Limited
United Kingdom
Executive Producers: Marion Edwards, Colin Bohm, Irene Weibel
Producers: Denise Green, Jane Sobol, Jamie Piekarz
Director: Charles E. Bastien
Writers: Marc Seal (Head Writer), Tom Stevenson, Laura Beaumont, Paul Larson Principal Cast: Trek Buccino, Erin Pitt, Alyson Court, Martin Roach, Andrew Sabiston, Nissae Isen, Matteo Bragoli, Beth Chalmers, Teresa Gallagher, Bob Golding

For Mike and his sister Evie, growing up in the Kingdom of Glendragon is an exciting, magical experience. They encounter trolls and Vikings, use trebuchets and enchantments and discover new characters and fresh locations – creating even more challenges for them to overcome

KIDS: FACTUAL

Con Que Suenas? (What’s Your Dream?) Season 2
Mi Chica Producciones / CNTV / TVN
Chile
Executive Producer: Paula Gomez Vera
Producer: Francisca Urrutia
Director: Paula Gomez Vera
Writers: Carla Higueras, Juan Andres Condon

What’s Your Dream? is a documentary series which shows the contrasts and diversity of Chile through the lives of 7 to 13 year-old children from diverse locations in the country.

KIDS: ANIMATION

The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue

TAT Productions / Master Films France Executive
Producer: Jean-François Tosti
Producer: Jean-François Tosti
Director: David Alaux
Writers: Jean-François Tosti, Eric Tosti, David Alaux, Julien Fournet

If there’s a problem or an injustice in the jungle, no worry: pull the signal of the Jungle Bunch and they will rush to the rescue! It is impossible to get bored with these heroes, always ready for adventure. On top of that, their relationships are endless sources of comedy!

KIDS: TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES

Alles mag (Anything Goes)
BIND / VPRO
Netherlands
Producers: Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Director: Steven Wouterlood
Writers: Maarten van Voornveld, Chiel van der Wolf, Steven Wouterlood Principal
Cast: Lars Jennissen, Indy Aponno, Patrick Stoof, Ricky Koole, Rosa Reuten, Bert Hana

After moving to Amsterdam, Tygo gives a class talk about Carnival. What starts as a general explanation of the festival, turns into a personal poignant account. Although his father always says that anything goes with Carnival, his father also shows him that even with Carnival, one can go too far.

About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes Non-English Language US primetime programming, with a new category added to the International Emmy® Awards competition in 2014.

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
don@lippingroup.com

2015 International Digital Emmy® Awards Nominees Announced

Emmys to be Presented at 10th Edition of Awards Ceremony at MIPTV

Nominated Programs From 7 Countries to be Showcased at MIP Digital Fronts

New York, February 17, 2015 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that nominees from 7 countries will  compete for this year’s International Digital Emmy® Awards.
 
There are 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program:  Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The full list of Nominees from: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom follows this release.
 
All nominated programs will be showcased at MIP Digital Fronts, during a special session, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada and designed to give MIPTV participants the opportunity to see excerpts of the programs and meet the nominees.
 
“The Academy is proud to showcase and recognize the world’s best digital programs, producers, and creators for a tenth year at MipTV,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “The 2015 nominees once again embody the cutting edge of digital creativity.”
 
Winners will be presented with their Emmys at the tenth International Digital Emmy® Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada, during MIPTV’s Opening night festivities on Monday, April 13, in Cannes, at the Grand Hyatt Martinez Hotel. Over 200 international executives across all sectors of the mobile, entertainment, and internet industries, are expected to attend.
 

2015 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES:
Awards Ceremony to be held on April 13, 2015 at MIPTV in Cannes, France

DIGITAL PROGRAM: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
 
Oh My English!
Red Communications
Malaysia
 
Reverse the Odds
Maverick Television & Chunk for Channel 4 & Cancer Research UK
UK
 
TheSimpleClub
Mediakraft Networks GmbH
Germany
 
Incluir Brincando
(Include by Playing)
TV Cultura (Fundação Padre Anchieta); Sesame Workshop
Brazil
  
 
DIGITAL PROGRAM: NON-FICTION
 
Last Hijack Interactive
Submarine Channel / Razor Film / ZDF / IKON
Netherlands
 
Werewolf: Who’s the Liar? Village 05
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Japan
 
Neymar Jr’s Life Outside the Fields
Losbragas Productions / NRSports
Brazil
 
Don’t Stop the Music
Fresh One / Rckt / Channel 4 / Oxfam
United Kingdom
 
 
DIGITAL PROGRAM: FICTION
 
Geração Brasil: Filma-E
(Now Generation)
Globo TV
Brazil
 
Dina Foxx – Tödlicher Kontakt
(Dina Foxx – Deadly Contact)
ZDF / UFA / Exozet
Germany
 
Are you on the Blacklist?
Secret Location / Sony Pictures Television / NBC Entertainment Digital
Canada
 
Hanbun no Sekai
(Half & Half)
Avex Digital
Japan

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awardsat MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the International Emmy® Awards competition in 2014.
        
 
About The Bell Fund 
The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce engaging, interactive cross-platform digital content for Canadian broadcasters to complement and enhance associated television programs. Since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $150M in over 1,500 Canadian digital media projects, television programs, development grants, co-productions and support for research and professional development. The Bell Fund also undertakes training, research, business development and promotion for the digital media industry.
 
The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $14.5 M from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. In addition, the Development Program is supported by the interest generated by a $10M endowment, and contributions from Aliant. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry.  
 

About MIPTV 
MIPTV is the world’s biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIP Digital Fronts- the premier global digital content market – empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment. www.miptv.com
 

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv 
 
The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
Tel: +1-212-986-7080 
don@lippingroup.com