Raw TV’s Drowning in Plastic and NHK’s Crackdown: The “Rule of Law” in China are among the unscripted projects competing for the top prize at the 59th annual Golden Nymph Awards, part of the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
The annual TV festival celebrates the very best of television and offers producers and distributors opportunities to promote and support their sales to worldwide broadcasters.
The Golden Nymph Awards recognize a raft of entertainment genres that include television, films, miniseries, news documentaries, drama and comedy.
The news category refers to programs that cover international, national, regional and local news or current affairs. Four Golden Nymphs are awarded in this category.
Documentary nominees include Infocus Asia’s Against the Elements (Singapore); NDR and WDR’s Out Of Control: The Implant Files (Germany); NHK’s Crackdown: The “Rule of Law” in China (Japan); A&O Buero Filmproduktion, Moonlight Films and The Why Foundation’s Dollar Heroes: North Korea’s Secret Slaves (Germany, South Korea); and Raw TV’s Drowning in Plastic (UK; pictured).
Raw TV has also been named as a nominee in the Special Prize of Prince Rainier III category for Drowning in Plastic. Poland’s Krupa Gallery has also been tapped for the special prize for The Curse of Abundance.
The special prize was created in honor of Prince Rainier III, who founded the Monte Carlo Television Festival. Prince Albert II chooses among the nominees for the News Documentaries category for the best program about the environment or conservation.
This year’s winners will be announced at a red carpet event on the final evening of the Monte Carlo Television Festival, on June 18.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival runs June 14 to 18.