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Title Hi Opie! - Opie vs. The Volcano
Entering Organization marblemedia
Country/Region Canada
Media TV
Hi Opie! centres around the social, emotional and intellectual escapades of five year old Opie, a puppet custom-built by the experts at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Opie and his real kid classmates in kindergarten uncertain of what to expect. With each new day, Opie learns more about himself, his friends and his teachers. Each story marks a new chapter in Opie’s personal growth as he participates in, struggles with kindergarten activities.
Title LOGOplays / LOGOhratky
Entering Organization Czech Television
Country/Region Czech Republic
Media TV
Thirteen part entertaining educational series for everyone who wishes to understand how to correctly use their voice, way of speaking as well as breathing. To help with all this, speech therapist Veronika is at hand and has up her sleeve many aids and surprises which will turn logopaedic exercises into Logoplaying! Children enjoy it all with her in the studio same as small children by the TV set.
Title THE TEDDY TELEPHONE SHOW - EPISODE SIX
Entering Organization OK MONKEY
Country/Region Denmark
Media TV
The kids usually get help and advice from parents and teachers, but in THE TEDDY TELEPHONE SHOW, the kids are the experts - and they have to help the teddy bears. Teddy bears are home alone, because mom and dad are at work and the kids are in kindergarten. When things get to tough they need help, and then they call their best friends - the kids - and they have a lot of good advice for the teddy bears.
Title Papo Workshop - That's how a mother is made
Entering Organization Instituto Iberomaericano de Patrimonio Natural y Cultural
Country/Region Ecuador
Media TV
“Papo Workshop” is a program that encourages reading. Romi helps Papo to polish a piece of wood in the shape of a pregnant woman which draws the attention of Romi. Papo read the story “That’s how a mother is made” of Catalina Sojos. It tells the story of moms who have their children in her womb and mothers who go out to look for a child to give her heart.
Title The Show with the Elephant - Much and little
Entering Organization Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
This episode of the “Show with the Elephant” is all about the issue “poor and rich”. What do “much” and “little” actually mean? That’s not easy to respond. Children try to figure out and draw comparisons: An Indian and a German child show what can be bought for one Euro in their countries. In a children’s documentary the six-year-old Johanna presents, how she earns money with self-made objects and helps refugee children.
Title DAN AND MUESLI - The New Kid
Entering Organization Israel Educational Television
Country/Region Israel
Media TV
Dan and Muesli is a series for children aged 3-6, which describes the experiences of 6-year old Dan-Dan, in the real world with his parents and younger sister, and Confitura Land. Dan-Dan is a naughty boy, that makes pranks typical of children anywhere and anytime. The educational goal is to provide the child and parents with tools to cope with negative feelings.
Title Shimajiro: A World of WOW! - Tiny worlds
Entering Organization Benesse Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
“Shimajiro: A World of WOW!” aims to provide exciting educational experiences for children, as a key pathway to learning about the world around them. The theme of this episode is the ‘Tiny worlds’ that can’t be seen by the naked eye. This episode concerns providing children with an insight into this wonderful tiny world. The program explains the concept of a virus and how this is transmitted without being seen.
Title The piglet who wanted to be a bird
Entering Organization Civil Association OXO
Country/Region Macedonia
Media Film
A small piglet attends a school for birds. Because it looks different and is unable to fly, the birds always laugh at it. It tries in all the possible ways to fit in, to look like them, to act like them. Unfortunately, its efforts do not success. But, one day, the birds are in trouble by unpredictable happenings. The only one who can help them is the piglet.
Title Nice work - The forbidden poo
Entering Organization Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
"Nice work!" is a program seen from the kids point of view, where children join a day at work and participate in the tasks of the worker. There are many exciting and weird things going on in workplaces which kids don't know anything about– until now. The kids Nora and Einar try to avoid a river pollution caused by a sewer leakage in the neighborhood. But how can this be solved?
Title Tell Me, Bonggu! Season2 - My Front Tooth Fell Out
Entering Organization Educational Broadcasting System
Country/Region Republic of Korea
Media TV
“Tell Me, Bonggu” portrays how children resolve various problems and challenges through the main character, Minjun, and his stuffed animal friends, Bonggu and Baba. Each episode is mostly scripted; even though Minjun is not a professional actor, his sudden reactions, facial expressions, and candid lines are aired to allow viewers to more closely identify with him. This episode is about Minjun’s baby tooth falling out.
Title House Of Little Scientists - Ants walk in line
Entering Organization H.R.H. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation
Country/Region Thailand
Media TV
The House Of Little Scientists program consists of 2 sections of children having science experiences and 3 sections of 3D animation stories of 4 characters (Kan, Keaw, Cat and Dragon). It is funny, relaxant and can create a creative imagination regarding the science in the children audience. This episode is all about Ant, an interesting tiny creature which has a special characteristic and they are not far from the children.
Title Footy Pups - Teamwork
Entering Organization Dot To Dot Productions
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
FOOTY PUPS is a 60 x 15' series dedicated to teaching children aged 3-6 basic sports skills and inspired by a desire to get children active and interested in sports from an early age. The series is hosted by the England's footballers, Arsenal's Rachel Yankey with John Motson’s narration. In each episode Rachel teaches a different skill to children and a 5-aside team of animated canines called the FOOTY PUPS.
Primary Category
Title Little Lunch - The Principal's Office
Entering Organization Australian Children's Television Foundation
Country/Region Australia
Media TV
Little Lunch is a comedy series where every episode takes place during that highly anticipated school day break – morning snack time! That 15 minutes when teachers are not close by, it’s just you and your friends, and school yard politics, rumours, competitions, mysteries, and fun. It’s all too short, but tomorrow there is always another ‘Little Lunch’ and another story to be re-told.
Title Mamie
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Film
Mamie lives in Gaspésie in a house that faces away from the sea. Her granddaughter wonders: “Why isn’t Mamie interested in me or her other grandchildren? Why won’t she give me any affection or her beautiful blanket? What happened that made Mamie so indifferent?” The filmmaker reaches back into her own childhood memories to share a personal and touching story about the break in “passing things on” between her and her grandmother.
Title My Decision
Entering Organization Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
Country/Region Iran
Media TV
The short story of “my decision” narrates the story of an 8 year old boy named Arash who goes to school every day but due to lack of confidence is harassed by one of his classmates named Mosso. Arash can’t stand against this bullying boy and is obliged to give his stationeries and school nutrition to him. Continuation of this annoying situation makes the boy to take a serious decision.
Title Baby on the way - Superman, Gaanaa!
Entering Organization Mongolian National Broadcaster
Country/Region Mongolia
Media TV
Six year old Ganaa is the youngest member of a family of herders who live the traditional nomad life on the Mongolian steppe. Rough-riding his bike round the family ger, helping his dad and fantasising that he is Superman, Ganaa dreams of having a little sister that he can look after just like he looks after the newborn goats. One day his dream comes true.
Title KI
Entering Organization KRO-NCRV
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Film
During a dream, 9 year old Yuki is reunited with her sister Iwa (11), who has recently passed away. Together, they share an exciting adventure and along this journey, Yuki is forced to conquer her anxieties. Ultimately, she has to face her biggest fear: to live her life without her sister.
Title Beestieboys - Torta
Entering Organization CCCP
Country/Region Netherlands
Media TV
Beestieboys is about the special bond between humans and animals. In this episode, Tao and his family have a hard time to decide whether their cat Torta is too ill to live on. Torta has a tumor and she is getting to feel worse. Although it’s not as nature intended, they eventually decide to give her an injection which puts her to rest.
Title The Sand Artist and the War
Entering Organization The Media Brothers
Country/Region Netherlands
Media TV
In THE SAND ARTIST AND THE WAR, sand animator Gert van der Vijver depicts the true Second World War story of the young Dutch Jewish boy Herman Silbernberg in his own distinctive manner. The German invasion of the Netherlands, the occupation, the fear and the threats, the confiscations, the exclusion from school, the yellow star, the isolation, the resistance, the treachery and the loss of loved ones – Herman experiences it all.
Title Puberty - Vagina and menstruation
Entering Organization Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
The submitted episode is part of a puberty series. In total, eight episodes cover every aspect of puberty, from growth, voice change and zits to development of breasts and genitals, and finally reproduction/sex. The lead motif throughout the series is that the whole point of puberty is to get ready to produce babies. In the submitted episode, we learn about the vagina and menstruation.
Title I Can't Go To School Today - Melissa's Story
Entering Organization Mosaic Films
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media Video
Melissa was born HIV positive. She found out at 10-years-old but did not fully understand what her diagnosis meant or the implications that it would have on her life. This film combines Melissa's powerful first-person testimony with evocative animation. She explains what HIV is, the medication she takes and the physical effect of the virus, as well as the impact it has on friendships and family relationships.
Title The Boy on the Bicycle
Entering Organization Drummer TV
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
In ‘The Boy on the Bicycle’ ,we are taken on an unprecedented and fascinating guided tour by 16 year-old Syrian boy, Ahmed, through one of the biggest refugee camps in the world – Zaatari in Jordan. Ahmed is like any other boy his age, except he’s had to leave everything behind, including his toys and technology, to move to the refugee camp.
Youth Category
Title Is fat bad for our health ?
Entering Organization Radio Television Belge de la Communcaute Culturelle Francaise
Country/Region Belgium
Media TV
Anaïs and Elisa are two very astute young flatmates. Among their regular topics of conversation are their boyfriends but also food, and fat in particular. That notorious fat we love eating but hate finding on our stomach or hips, what do we really know about it? Is it our worst enemy for our health or is it not as bad as we think it is?
Title Marina's Ocean
Entering Organization Campo Cerrado Produções
Country/Region Brazil
Media Film
A group of countryside students are preparing a special trip to the beach. Marina, a 15-year-old girl with Down Syndrome has a strong wish to visit the sea. Forbidden to travel with the other kids, Marina starts her own journey towards the Atlantic Ocean. Marina’s Ocean is a fable about a girl’s dream, and how it becomes more difficult for her to achieve this dream when the community is not inclusion-friendly.
Title You Don't Know What You Don't Know
Entering Organization Souleado Entertainment
Country/Region Canada
Media Video
This program follows the stories of 3 young people and their encounters with the criminal justice system in Alberta/Canada. Chase is a young man who thinks stealing will get him what he wants. Sheena starts with a small pill and suddenly is into a bad habit. Lucas is a shy young man who comes to a new school leaving the past behind. An encounter with beautiful Sheena bring the past roaring back into the present.
Title Blind Vaysha
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Film
Vaysha is not like other young girls; she was born with one green eye and one brown eye. But her odd eyes aren’t the only thing that’s special about her gaze. Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities.
Title Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control
Entering Organization JAVA FILMS
Country/Region France
Media Film
When it comes to regulating global temperatures, forget the Amazon Rainforest. It’s the oceans that deserve the title of lungs of the planet. Their plankton provides us with oxygen. Their currents transport heat from the tropical regions to the poles. They absorb almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted annually. But so much of what they do and exactly how they do it is still unknown.
Title The Peppercorns - Tom's father
Entering Organization Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
Pinja is being so nastily harassed by her classmate Tom because of her glasses that she no longer dares to go to school. Her friend Ramin plays with the boy in the same hockey team and confronts him. Shortly afterwards Ramin’s clock has disappeared and all suspect: the thief could have been only Tom. As Ramin lies in wait for Tom, he sees that his back is black and blue.
Title Cyberbullying - What now?
Entering Organization Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
Mobile phones serve as weapons and the internet becomes a crime scene: cyberbullying happens online. It might strike everybody everywhere and at any time. Perpetrators can always attack anonymously via smartphone. The majority of youths between 12 to 19 have a smartphone. We show two cases of cyberbullying in a comic strip documentary. With the help of experts of the school in Essen-Borbeck we explain what to do if being bullied online.
Title I want to study
Entering Organization CHINH
Country/Region India
Media Video
In the backward region of Mewat in Alwar, girls are not allowed to study after certain age. There is a will and determination among some girls to study further. The film captures the rural setting of the area and try to find out the barriers to girls’ education. A simple interviewed based film emphasis on the girls education. The film aims to communicate, promote and demonstrate gender-sensitive and inclusive education.
Title THE OTHER KIDS
Entering Organization SALON INDIEN FILMS SL
Country/Region Spain
Media Film
Hundreds of millions of children play soccer every day. To many of them, grassroots soccer is the only chance to go to school and build a better future. Mubiru Reagan’s life depends on a sports scholarship. Reagans’s dream is to become the next Fernando Torres. But reality is quite different. At the age of four he was abandoned on a toxic dumping site. He survived selling scrap and stealing, and dreaming of soccer.
Title An unusually ordinary day
Entering Organization Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company
Country/Region Sweden
Media TV
Sally was born with two arms and two legs. Doctors have recommended that she should surgically remove the arms before puberty. Miriam and Joel are about to become parent and have been told there are no problems with the fetus but feel desperate. Despite Anton’s symmetrical face always attracts strangers, he has been given a work as a cleaner at an internet company. Everything is turned upside down. An unusually ordinary day!
Title Sleeping Lions
Entering Organization Libra Television Limited
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
Mia, an introverted 15 year old, has a dark secret she has never shared for fear of destroying her family’s happiness but when she discovers her younger sister is at risk she is faced with a difficult decision. This gripping short drama for teenagers, written by Neil McKay, is a compelling story of courage that follows the events in the run up to a disclosure of intra-familial child sexual abuse.
Title Independent Lens - The Homestretch
Entering Organization Spargel Productions, LLC
Country/Region United States
Media TV
A staggering 1.6 million young people in the U.S. experience homelessness each year, and yet, to the majority of Americans, this devastating crisis is largely unknown or misunderstood. The Homestretch follows three homeless teens Chicago as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, Roque, Kasey and Anthony share their journeys of struggle and triumph, challenging stereotypes of homelessness.
Lifelong Learning Category
Title The Amina Profile
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Film
Amina Arraf, a pretty Syrian-American revolutionary who’s having an online affair with Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, launches the provocatively named blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. The blog attracts a huge following. But it’s Amina’s subsequent abduction that sparks an international outcry to free her. Telling a detective story that involves various intelligence agencies and global media, the film travels globally to meet the key players to reveal the real Amina.
Title A Wall-less World V - An Angel's Poem
Entering Organization Radio Television Hong Kong
Country/Region China
Media TV
This episode is based on the real life story of Joson and Joe, a couple who needs to give round-the-clock care to their daughter diagnosed with Angelman syndrome. After being fired from his company, Joson faces his problems alone. Joe feels guilty about her daughter’s hereditary condition. The couple argues over a trivial matter and she runs away with the daughter. Joson finds them by the seaside where he proposed to Joe.
Title Dreaming of Denmark
Entering Organization Klassefilm
Country/Region Denmark
Media Film
After fleeing his native country of Afghanistan at just 15, Wasiullah has spent his adolescent years in Denmark, relishing in teenage antics but also nervously awaiting acceptance for permanent residency. Denmark provides support child refugees, but only until they reach 18. Michael Graversen’s eye-opening film investigates what happens to the many refugee children who disappear from asylum centers year after year when their application for asylum is rejected.
Title Our beloved treasures
Entering Organization ARTE France
Country/Region France
Media TV
We asked people all around Europe to film their favorite place of nature, this place they didn’t want to see disappear because of climate change. We received almost 1000 videos, from 49 countries. Vibrant, poetic, urgent. It tells us the love people have for their soil, landscape, way of life. It shows us the diversity of this continent and the values we share all over the world.
Title Daewit
Entering Organization Fabian&Fred
Country/Region Germany
Media Film
The film animated in the tradition of wood cut technique, tells the story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father. After an enigmatic journey full of privations and in quest for identity he finds his peace in forgiveness. The film is about violence in a family and forgiveness and guilt.
Title Corinne's Secret
Entering Organization Tellux Film GmbH München
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
Corinne is a lively 17-year-old currently studying for her A-levels. She is also a lonely teenager often filled with anger. Corinne is HIV-positive. She was infected by her mother at birth. Upon adopting Corinne, her foster parents had decided to keep it as a secret. Even today, AIDS is still associated with drugs, prostitution and homosexuality. However, Corinne is now ready to reveal her secret.
Title Exploring Life in Class: A Year at a Tsunami-hit School
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
In 2011, many people lost their lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Four years later, a middle school on the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered major casualties, held a special monthly class called “Life Lessons”. Students wrote about their experiences and feelings and shared them with their classmates. Through the emotional process of talking about their stories, the students gradually learned to sympathize with others and support each other.
Title SEEKING UTAMARO- THE PRINTER FROM KYOTO AND UKIYO-E IN PARIS
Entering Organization Kansai Telecasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
A precious Ukiyo-e woodblock has been sleeping in a library in Paris for over 100 years. It is said to be crafted by the master artist Utamaro. We follow Kenji Takenaka, fifth generation printer from Kyoto as he once more breathes life into this beautiful Japanese print. Creative 4K camerawork highlight the alluring appeal of this art form. This programme shows the beauty of Ukiyo-e and also the creator’s passion.
Title A Cruel Gift
Entering Organization Korean Broadcasting System
Country/Region Republic of Korea
Media TV
"A Beautiful Journey Together" is an online community of 37,000 cancer patients. The group is filled with young fathers and mothers in their 30s and 40s who have been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. The outlook is bleak, as their cancer has spread beyond hope of a cure. Now they are left with the duty of owning up to their responsibilities rather than giving up on life.
Title PHILOSOPHY BEHIND BARS
Entering Organization Media 3.14
Country/Region Spain
Media TV
Seven law students, seven long-term inmates. In prison, three months of Socratic dialogue: happiness, justice, responsibility, fear… A mutual discovery unfolds: masks fall and prejudices are reevaluated. In today’s society, we used to debate ideas - trying to convince the listener that our ideas are better than theirs. This film shows “dialogue” in the Socratic way – to actively listen to the arguments of the other without judging neither the argument.
Title Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm
Entering Organization Center for Asian American Media
Country/Region United States
Media Film
“How many harvests do you have in you?” is the perennial echo that reverberates across the Masumoto Family peach farm. CHANGING SEASON chronicles a transitional year-in-the-life of famed farmer, slow food advocate, “Mas” Masumoto, and his compelling relationship with daughter Nikiko, who returns to the family farm with the intention of stepping into her father’s work boots. Mas’ hopes and hesitations for the future are shored up with his daughter’s return.
Creative Frontier Category
Title Climate under pressure
Entering Organization TV5 Quebec Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Website
URL
http://climateunderpressure.com/
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Climate under pressure is an interactive documentary experience giving you control over the climate stories and destinies of 6 individuals around the world. You will be navigating through various fictional stories created in a “motion comic” style and making significant choices influencing these characters’ destinies. A group of renowned scientists from all fields and from around the world will support you throughout your adventure in order to fight climate change.
Title MOZER
Entering Organization Life is Tech, Inc.
Country/Region Japan
Media Website
URL
https://en.mozer.io/
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Life is Tech provides coding camp and after-school classes for middle & high school students with the mission of nurturing and maximizing each teenager’s potential. The program allows students to acquire creativity and technology skills to produce something they want by learning the most advanced coding skills across various platforms like iPhone app, web-site, and videogame development.
Title The Professionals: My Philosophy
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media Application Software
URL
http://www.nhk.or.jp/professional/apps/
“The Professionals” is a popular NHK TV show that turns the spotlight on top professionals in diverse fields, takes an in-depth look at their work, and reveals their philosophies about work. In December 2015, NHK launched a smartphone app that enables people to create videos about themselves using the TV show’s format. All one needs to do is shoot a video and enter one’s name and philosophy.
Title "BE YOURSELF!" Virtual Exhibition of the Melanija Vanaga Museum
Entering Organization Amata Municipality
Country/Region Latvia
Media Website
URL
http://www.esipats.lv/
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Throughout this 50-year occupation since 17 June 1949, the totalitarian Soviet regime carried out repressions against the people of Latvia. The experiences of the writer Melanija Vanaga, and those of many like them have been recorded in Vanaga’s brilliant autobiography.The Meanija Vanaga Museum has researched and collected the memories of these deported children.
Title AI Weiwei 360
Entering Organization Animal Vegetable Mineral Limited
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media Website
URL
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/ai-weiwei-360
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Ai Weiwei 360 is an immersive tour of the artists landmark exhibition at the Royal Academy in London for desktop, mobile and mobile VR devices. Unlike traditional video content this groundbreaking online tour, invites you to explore the galleries at your own pace and in any order you choose. The tour itself consists of navigable 360º imagery, video and audio channels as well as graphical wall panels and subtitled video.
Title NOVA's Evolution Lab
Entering Organization WGBH Educational Foundation
Country/Region United States
Media Web Game
URL
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/evolution/
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You’re presumably a member of the species Homo sapiens, one of somewhere between 5 and 100 million distinct types of organisms living on Earth today. Incredibly, the story of how you are related to all of those species can be summarized in an enormous family tree. To help you explore this tree and understand the amazing mechanism behind it, we’ve created the NOVA Evolution Lab.

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