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!
Reverse the Odds
Maverick Television & Chunk for Channel 4 & Cancer Research UK
Mediakraft Networks GmbH
(Include by Playing)
TV Cultura (Fundação Padre Anchieta); Sesame Workshop
DIGITAL PROGRAM: NON-FICTION
Last Hijack Interactive
Submarine Channel / Razor Film / ZDF / IKON
Werewolf: Who’s the Liar? Village 05
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Neymar Jr’s Life Outside the Fields
Losbragas Productions / NRSports
Don’t Stop the Music
Fresh One / Rckt / Channel 4 / Oxfam
DIGITAL PROGRAM: FICTION
Geração Brasil: Filma-E
Dina Foxx – Tödlicher Kontakt
(Dina Foxx – Deadly Contact)
ZDF / UFA / Exozet
Are you on the Blacklist?
Secret Location / Sony Pictures Television / NBC Entertainment Digital
Hanbun no Sekai
(Half & Half)
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.
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
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
The Lippin Group