PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2008 Winners

Up to 6 Fiction

A SUNNY DAY
ARD/Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden
8,51 points
A funny story about the sun discovering it is not as welcome as it hoped to be.

Up to 6 Non-Fiction

NUMBERS AND BEARDS
Sveriges Television AB, Stockholm
7,35 points
In an easy, accessible way we get to learn about numbers with lots of humour!

7-11 Fiction

THE MAGIC TREE: DEVOURERS OF BOOKS
TVP SA, Warsaw
8,89 points
A wonderful story about two boys and a magic cupboard that turns books into cakes.

7-11 Non-Fiction

THE WRONG TRAINERS
CBBC, London
8,38 points
6 heartbreaking stories told by children living in poverty realized through animation. 

12-15 Fiction & Non-Fiction

SEXTEENS
Artear S.A., Buenos Aires
8,13 points
HIV-education in a different way: Through animation, direct and entertaining.

Theme Prize

MORTIFIED
Nine Network Australia, Sydney
Entertaining drama series on a smart-lipped girl with plenty of courage and attitude.

Special Prizes

In the name of UNESCO

GENJI
KRO Youth, Hilversum
A smile stands at the end of this fiction film of 14 for the age group 6-9. The plot is as simple as it is dramatic. The film touches remembrances of our lives. It touches our emotions and makes us suffer and hoping for Bo. This film is multicultural background conveys the lesson that if you want to change the world you have to begin with yourself, and it shows how you can overcome your fears and become self confident.

In the name of UNICEF

BUDDYZ ON THE MOVE
South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg
BUDDYZ ON THE MOVE embodies the UNICEF Prize not only in its presentation of children’s right issues but also in its treatment and involvement of young people and the media process. The show is a touching portrait of a Soul Buddyz club that wants to help its friend by getting her a grant and buying her a mobile phone. The show treats HIV in a very responsible way, showing the difficulties of the disease without any stigma. The kids still hug and touch her friend, even though she is sick. It also shows young people taking action to fix a local problem, exhibiting creativity and strength of character. And lastly, the entire premise of the show rests on these young people having formed a club inspired by the Soul Buddyz show. So the very essence of BUDDYZ ON THE MOVE is derived from the power that media can have on children in a positive way. And even with all these “worthy” aspects of the show, in the end, BUDDYZ ON THE MOVE manages to touch us with its pure spirit and heart.

The Next Generation Prize

to promote auspicious talent and to honour a programme that is inspirational and innovative although produced under difficult production circumstances.

TSEHAI LOVES LEARNING- TSINAT
(ENDURANCE)
Ethiopian Television, Addis Ababa
TSEHAI LOVES LEARNING is inspired by its audience – drawn from the half million children orphaned by HIV in Ethiopia. Its central character is a turtle who, in the course of the episode, is encouraged to emerge from the shell, recognize her emotions about the death of her mother. The jury was hugely impressed by the programme´s ability to talk to children, to be creative as well as communicative, on an extremely limited budget. Finally, we all felt that TSEHAI LOVES TO LEARN was inspired by a great idea born out of the needs of its audience – which after all is the basis of all great TV. The jury is delighted to extend this prize to Whiz Kids Workshop and to assist the team as they consider their next project.

INTERACTIVITY PRIZE

Pre-School

OLINE
www.dr.dk/oline
DR - Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Copenhagen

  

School-Age

CBBC ME AND MY MOVIE
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/meandmymovie
CBBC/British Broadcasting Corporation, London

  

PRIZE OF THE CHILDRENS JURY

7-11 Fiction

DESPERADOS
CBBC, London
We have never seen the issue of “disability” presented in such a way on television. The different people and the everyday life of teenagers are in the foreground. The story and the characters grabbed us from the very beginning and we are very curious about how it will continue. They present it in a very realistic and humorous manner. The disability of the teenagers is also dealt with very openly. Indeed it is of importance but doesn’t dominate the whole story. It’s shown that children that are physically handicapped have the same problems as all children of their age.

7-11 Non-Fiction

MATHEMATICA
Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), Tokyo
When we heard the title of the programm, we expected something boring with numbers. Then it surprised us. It was funny and instructive. Mathematics is hidden everywhere in everyday life and you can experiment with simple things. If maths was as vivid in school, we’d learn much faster and easier and the class would be more fun. Arithmetic can be fun and entertaining. This was a totally new experience for us.

PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH JURY

12-15 Fiction & Non-Fiction 

UNDER PRESSURE
ARD/Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg
A thriller for kids: Two friends trying to solve a crime around stolen exam questions

Heart Prize 

ON THE BLOCK
Radio Telefis Eireann, Dublin
Documentary about children in an underprivileged part of Dublin, using footage shot by the children themselves.