ZombieLars, a dramedy for kids created by Norwegian producer Tordenfilm AS, took home two Prix Jeunesse International awards at this year’s ceremony in Munich, Germany, making it the big winner of the night. But it wasn’t the only Nordic content bringing home the hardware, as six awards in total were handed to productions from Norway, Denmark and Finland during the May 30 ceremony.
More than 500 children’s TV experts attended the biannual festival that ran from May 25 to 30, judging the outstanding children and youth programs from the last two years.
ZombieLars won for best fiction in the 11 to 15 category from the expert judges, while also winning the same prize from the international youth jury. Meanwhile, fellow Norwegian production Songfoni, from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, won best non-fiction in the up to six category and Bo Bear by Norway’s Spark AS won the Prix Jeunesse Theme Prize. Rounding out the region’s winners were The Handball Mission from Denmark’s DR Ultra in the seven to ten non-fiction category and Mental by Finland’s YLE for the Interactivity prize.
The UK also racked up three wins with My Life: Born to Blog from Blakeway North in the 11 to 15 non-fiction category, Revolting Rhymes from Magic Light Pictures in the seven to 10 fiction category and Jamie Johnson by Short Form Film Company in the German Children’s jury’s seven to 10 fiction category.
The full list of winners is below:
Category 11 – 15 Non-Fiction:
MY LIFE: BORN TO VLOG
Blakeway North, United Kingdom
Category 11 – 15 Fiction:
Tordenfilm AS, Norway
Category 7 – 10 Non-Fiction:
THE HANDBALL MISSION
DR Ultra, Denmark
Category 7 – 10 Fiction:
Magic Light Pictures, United Kingdom
Category Up to 6 Non-Fiction:
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Norway
Category Up to 6 Fiction:
PHYTHAGORASWITCH: THE MARBLE BROTHER’S GREAT ADVENTURE!
PRIX JEUNESSE Theme Prize:
Spark AS, Norway
UNESCO Special Prize:
Armadillo Film, Netherlands
UNICEF Special Prize:
Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO), Slovenia
Gender Equity Prize:
Epic Films, Australia
German Children’s Jury 7 – 10 Non-Fiction:
WORLD TOUR GERMANY
German Children’s Jury 7 – 10 Fiction:
Short Form Film Company, United Kingdom
International Youth Jury, Category 11 – 15 Non-Fiction:
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO EXPERIENCE A DISABILITY
ABC ME, Australia
International Youth Jury, Category 11 – 15 Fiction:
Tordenfilm AS, Norway
HeartHat Entertainment, Canada
Vietnam Television (VTV7), Vietnam
Special Achievement Prize:
Series: BABY ON THE WAY
Initiated by EBS, South Korea