“Cosmos”, “Deadly Sins” among winners at Rockie Awards

Fox and Nat Geo's science series reboot Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey and the National Film Board of Canada's interactive series Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured) were among the non-fiction winners of the Rockie Awards as part of the 36th Banff World Media Festival.
June 9, 2015

Fox and Nat Geo’s science series reboot Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey and the National Film Board of Canada’s interactive series Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured) were among the winners of the Rockie Awards as part of the 36th Banff World Media Festival.

Announced at a ceremony held Monday (June 8) and with participants from more than 40 countries, the 27 winners were whittled down from an extensive field of 156 nominees from within the scripted and non-scripted categories. They will go on to compete for the Jury Grand Prize honors, to be announced Tuesday (June 9) at the 2015 Rockie Awards Gala.

Winning unscripted programs come from Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.

A list of the unscripted winners, with credits supplied by the Banff World Media Festival, follows:

Arts and Performance
Trial of Chunhyang: A Girl Prosecuted By Feudalism
Produced by Korean Broadcasting Systems
Korean/South Korea

Children’s Non-Fiction
Cracker Snap!
Produced by Tower10 KidsTV in association with Österreichischer Rundfunk and ORF

Digital Series Unscripted
We the Economy
Produced by Vulcan Productions in association with Cinelan

Environmental and Wildlife
Toxic Bees – Nature’s Mayday
Produced by Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation
Chinese, English/Taiwan

History and Biography
The Great War: The People’s Story
Produced by Shiver (ITV Studios Group)
English/Great Britain

Humanitarian and Investigation
Prison Songs
Produced by Beyond West in association with SBS Australia

Interactive Nonfiction
Seven Digital Deadly Sins
Produced by National Film Board of Canada in association with The Guardian and Jam3

Trust Me, I’m a Doctor
Produced by BBC in association with The Open University
English/Great Britain

Endless Love
Produced by DocuChina

Science and Technology
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
Produced by Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios in association with Fox Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel

Youth Non-Fiction
Mensjesrechten: How Ky Turned into Niels
Produced by Ikon
Dutch/The Netherlands

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