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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS @MIPTV

 
6 Winners Span 5 Countries: Australia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom
 
 
Cannes/MIPTV, April 5, 2016 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 4th International Emmy® Kids Awards which took place for the first time at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.
 
Winning programs from Australia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Nowhere Boys Series 2 (Kids: Series); Ronja, The Robber's Daughter (Kids: Animation); Best i Mest (All-Round Champion) (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Rabarber (Rhubarb) (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series ); My Life: I Am Leo (Kids: Factual) and Bing (Kids: Pre-School). Complete winners' information follows this release.

"Producers of children's programming have a great responsibility towards their viewers and the broader audience and we are honored to be recognizing and showcasing the world's best at MIPTV," said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. "We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for kids."

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV and digital personalities and character mascots including: YouTuber Cyrina Fiallo, Quebec comedian Cathleen Rouleau, Miss SupraNational Stephania Stegman, co-presenting with Majid Entertainment's animation character Amoona, German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR's The Program with The Mouse and actor Gil Ofarim from WDR's kid's series Arman's Secret and Jeemtv soccer mascot Saham.
 
200 international industry executives attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.
 
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Jeemtv, WDR mediagroup, Majid Entertainment, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Kids@MIPTV.
        


4th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners:
 


Kids: Preschool   
 
Bing
Acamar Films Production / Brown Bag Films
United Kingdom
Bing celebrates the noisy, joyful reality of life as a preschooler.

 
Kids: Animation
 
Ronja, The Robber's Daughter
NHK / NHK Enterprises / Dwango / Polygon Pictures
Japan
Ronja, born to a clan of forest robbers, grows up under the watchful eye of her family. One day, she is given permission to enter the forest alone. She discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and a frightening place, and learns how to live there.


Kids: Factual
 
My Life: I Am Leo
Nine Lives Media
United Kingdom
The motivation of this program is to widen the circle of understanding and compassion for transgender children, who often find their years at school very difficult. This film is about a transgender child.
 
 
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment   
 
Best i Mest (All-Round Champion)
NRK
Norway
All-Round Champion is a reality series featuring eight 14 year-old athletes from varying sports. Through eight episodes they will learn each other's sport of choice and compete in them. We follow the contestants as they push their limits farther than they thought possible. Who will be the All-Round Champion?
 
  
Kids: Series   
 
Nowhere Boys Series 2
Matchbox Pictures
Australia
The Nowhere Boys have found their way home, only to discover that adventure doesn't stop just because they're back. As they experiment with their new and unpredictable powers over earth, wind, fire, and water, they realize that they aren't the only ones who crossed back to this universe.
 

Kids: TV Movie / Mini-Series   
 
Rabarber (Rhubarb)
NL Film & TV / KRO-NCRV
Netherlands
Winnie and Siem get to know one another after Siem's father and Winnie's mother fall in love. The teenagers quickly get along, so they are concerned when the quarrels between their parents start to get worse. They decide to give them a hand.
 


 
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 60 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 held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids 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 International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

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 MIPDigital 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

About MIPFormats
MIPFormats is the incubator for big ideas, the next wave of must-see formats. Taking place two days before MIPTV, MIPFormats is the only specialist conference for the global formats community where the world's leading producers, commissioners, buyers and distributors discover the very best in entertainment formats.
www.mipformats.com 
   

 

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