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Youth Media Alliance award winners announced

Fifteen productions were honoured with the French-language Awards of Excellence, which recognize achievement in TV programming and digital content for youth.
May 28, 2014

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance gave out its French-language Awards of Excellence at a gala event at the Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal on Tuesday night, with projects from Pixcom Productions, Téléfiction Productions and Zone3 among the winners.

The French-language awards recognize achievement in TV programming and digital content for youth. This year’s grand prize, awarded to the best overall project, went to went to Les Argonautes (La cité merveilleuse) from Pixcom Productions.

On the digital side, the prize for best interactive content (preschool) went to the 1,2,3? Géant  app from Téléfiction Productions and Studio Toboggan.  The award for best interactive content – website (age 7+) went to Là est la question! produced by Productions La Fête (Cinéastes), Productions Les Affranchis and Productions Avendia. Là est la question! also won the award for best crossmedia project.

The award for best interactive content – application (age 7+) went to Génial! au Biodôme from DATSIT Studios and Productions Version 10. The prize for best web series was awarded to Lourd (La bonne Teknik, Tour pour une), from Les production Lourd.

Television series that won awards during Tuesday’s gala included Zone3′s Brigade Animo for best television program focused on the acquisition of knowledge and critical skills, and Les Argonautes (La cité merveilleuse) for best television program centered on stimulation of imagination and creativity.  A full list of the evening’s award winners can be found here.

This year’s edition of the awards also honored Annick Snell, Groupe media TFO’s director of coproductions and acquisitions, children’s and youth programming, with an outstanding achievement award. The emerging talent award went to Renaud Chassee, who is a content producer with DATIST Studios.

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