“Inside My Head,” and “Bear Grylls’ Survival School” take home BAFTA Children’s Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of the annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which took place at Roundhouse, London Sunday (Nov. 26).
The BBC channel CBBC film about mental health, Inside My Head: A Newsround Special (pictured), took home the award for Factual, while ITV’s CITV picked up an award in the Entertainment category for Bear Grylls’ Survival School.
Online education channel TrueTube won Channel of the Year, beating out Cartoon Network, CBBC and CBeebies. This is the first year that the winner of the category has gone to an online-only channel.
Maddie Moate won her first BAFTA in the Presenter category for her work on CBeebies’ Do You Know?, which explores how everyday objects are made and work for the pre-school audience.
See a full list of the winners here.
K7 Media secures deal with Scandinavian trade body Audiovisual Finland
Manchester-based international media consultancy K7 Media has secured a contract with Scandinavian trade body Audiovisual Finland.
Under the terms of the agreement, K7 Media will produce a trends intelligence report focused upon the broadcast and OTT markets in China and South Korea. These insights will be used by the trade body in collaboration with TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – to help Finnish producers looking to develop partnerships and sales opportunities in the regions.
K7 Media recently expanded into the Chinese market and appointed an Asia-Pacific researcher.
“As the global TV landscape continues to grow, having the opportunity to work with those in the burgeoning Chinese and South Korean broadcast sectors presents exciting possibilities for those equipped with the knowledge to make the most of the opportunity,” said K7 Media managing director Keri Lewis Brown, in a statement. “We are confident our insights around these territories will assist in the internationalisation and growth of the Finnish audiovisual industry.”
Latino Public Broadcasting announces recipients of the 2017 Public Media Content Fund
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has announced funding for 11 new projects through its 2017 Public Media Content Fund.
This year’s winners include eight films and three digital media projects.
Highlights include a behind-the-scenes look at the making of John Leguizamo’s latest Broadway show, Latin History for Morons: The Road to Broadway (pictured); Harvest Season, a fresh look at the people behind Napa’s wine industry; a portrait of the dynamic percussionist Sheila E. in The Musical Legacy of Sheila E. (w/t); Semper Fidelis, about a Marine veteran’s battle to reunite her family after the deportation of her undocumented husband; and Decade of Fire, a look back at the 1970s, when the Bronx was burning.
Other winners include the films Los Hermanos/The Brothers, which follows brothers Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán, virtuoso musicians born in Havana andseparated by geopolitics; Hispaniola which looks at those affected by the ruling of the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court that stripped citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent; and Councilwoman which focuses on Carmen Castillo, a hotel housekeeper from the Dominican Republic who wins a city council seat in Providence, Rhode Island.
The three digital media projects include the supernatural dramatic short Crossing; Ode to Pablo, a film that spotlights Pablo, a Latino teenager who is also gay and deaf; and Pigeon Man and Sparrow Kid, which tells the story of a father trying to communicate his struggle with diabetes and kidney failure to his apathetic daughter.