Special Achievement Award 2020
Christophe Erbes studied Math, Telecommunication science and a MBA applied to culture as well as script writing at the German Kids Media Academy. Trilingual, he started his career heading Kids TV at Canal+, Premiere (now Sky Germany), S-RTL, Nickelodeon and Disney, in France, Germany, Spain and GB. He’s now writing kids books, movies, TV series and theater plays, e.g. for his successful IP OSCAR AND HOO with Michael Dudok de Wit. He curates for APD, ITFS and Cartoon masters and is the president of a public cinema’s association organizing the Best French Kids Films Awards (DellucJr).
Alison’s career has been in children’s media production, twice at the BBC and also as a freelance Series Producer, BAFTA nominated Director, and Scriptwriter. Her most recent role at the BBC was Head of CBeebies Production. Since leaving the BBC Alison has been writing and consulting. In 2018 she co-founded Hope Works, a global initiative for children which promotes the values of tolerance, inclusion and resilience.
Feny de los Angeles is an educator and family life and child development specialist who has devoted her work to children and families through schools, media, community-based educational programs and capacity-building programs for the past 40 years. She was co-founder of two non-governmental organizations committed to children: Community of Learners Foundation (COLF) and the Philippine Children’s Television Foundation, Inc. (PCTVF) which produced BATIBOT and other TV programs and multimedia products for Filipino children.
Strategist, analyst, author, speaker, connector — David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, kid-friendly practices for more than 30 years. He began this work as president of the American Center for Children and Media and is now Senior VP of Global Trends for Dubit, a strategy/research consultancy and digital studio. David is also advisory board chair to PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL, and on Boards of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Children’s Media Association.
Christoph joined the WDR children’s department as a free-lance director after his studies. From 1978 to 1989 he worked as director and writer for the legendary German children’s magazine format „Die Sendung mit der Maus“. Since 1990, he also is an actor and presenter of the show.