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Title MY LITTLE GARDEN
Entering Organization Czech Television
Country/Region Czech Republic
Media TV
Poetic in spirit, this 17-episode educational series for the youngest audiences, in which children gradually find out basic facts about plants and their lives, shows children the great variety of things they may encounter in the garden over the course of a year and the adventures which gardens harbor for them. In this episode is three-year Stella asking her father where is flying the honey bee...
Title In Sign
Entering Organization Instituto Iberoamericano del Patrimonio Natural y Cultural
Country/Region Ecuador
Media TV
Beautiful songs and stories narrated only in sign language, are the pretext to think of others in their own language. In Sign allows us to travel through the world of non-listeners and their way of communicating through their hands and gestures. A program that includes everyone in these wonderful stories and songs that allow us to dream.
Title SESAMSTRASSE presents: The Time Machine
Entering Organization Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
Accidentally Wolle and Pferd hear that the girl Emma is intended to be separated from her grandfather and sent to a children’s home. Wolle invented a time machine with which they undertake three adventurous travels to the past to help Emma. They hope to find the potion of eternal youth to rejuvenate Grandpa Joost. But things are not going as planned. Will Wolle and Pferd be able to prevent Emma from being taken away?
Title SIEBENSTEIN: Rudi does not want to go to sleep
Entering Organization Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
The short film “The moon and I” tells the story about a little boy who can’t sleep. He tosses and turns in his bed and all of a sudden, he notices a magic light in his room. The boy wants to catch this beautiful light, but the light bounces away. Both start teasing and playing until the boy become very tired and goes back to sleep. The magic light, was it the moon?
Title YoYo
Entering Organization Radiotelevisione Italiana
Country/Region Italy
Media TV
YOYO is a series about twins. Two of them, a boy and a girl. Seven years old. The twin and their dog Ragoo are transported into their imaginary world. In this episode, Ragoo brings the twins a banjo and they find themselves in a fantasy castle where a King and a Queen keep fighting about everything. The Twins will play a song that will bring peace in this land.
Title Shimajiro: A World of WOW!
Entering Organization Benesse Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
Using a colorful mix of animation and live action, this episode of “Shimajiro: A World of WOW” conveys a variety of facts about dinosaurs. The episode is structured so that children are first introduced to the latest dinosaur research by an actual scientist, whose explanations are fleshed out immediately afterwards in an easily digestible and understandable format—an animated short featuring the popular character Shimajiro and his friends.
Title OTOPPE! Soundlings
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
This animation program follows the adventures of Sheena, a young girl who dreams of becoming a world-class DJ. She stumbles into Sound Town where funny creatures born from sounds live. These OTOPPÉ Soundling creatures originate from natural elements such as wind, fire, and wood. Sheena wanders through town collecting cool sounds and making new OTOPPÉ Soundling friends. Join her as she explores the wonderful world of sounds!
Title Sangfoni
Entering Organization Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
Music is fun - and music is multifaceted. We explore music. We discover rhythms and melodies, guess instruments, dance and sing new versions of old songs. How would this song sound like if nuns were singing it? And how can the sound of a sewing machine turn into Flamenco music? You will find out in this episode, “See my dress”, of Sangfoni.
Title Slant the Sapling
Entering Organization Hakka Television Station
Country/Region Taiwan
Media TV
In the forest, a sapling named Slant sprouts up from the ground. She wants to grow tall and straight, like those big trees around her. Slant has many friends. Little mushrooms and squirrels like to play with her. When she grows up, Slant finds something different. Unlike those tall and straight big trees, her body is slanting to one side...
Title Jade
Entering Organization Turkish Radio and Television
Country/Region Turkey
Media TV
Children have big dreams and they love going adventures in their imaginary worlds. Jade is one of them. A little girl with big imagination. She loves going to adventures with her friends Mat-Mat's, a bug-like, cute creatures in their colourful world. Mat Mat's are usually clumsy and clueless on almost any situation and they get themselves into troubles where Jade always solves problem and saves the day.
Title Sarah & Duck
Entering Organization Karrot Entertainment
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
Sarah & Duck focuses on a wide-eyed and exploratory view of the world, approaching surprising experiences with curiosity and a desire to understand others. We focus on being open-minded when making new friends, followed by perseverance to find common ground. We also treat technology as part of everyday life, reflecting on screen a more accurate picture of how humans in a modern society interact and showing the value of communication.
Title HEY DUGGEE
Entering Organization Studio AKA
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
It’s a lovely day and the squirrels are playing outside. They’re playing the Shape game. Working out which shape goes where is quite tricky. It's all about fun, exercise, fun, learning, & fun!
Primary Category
Title Neuro...What?
Entering Organization Pakapaka
Country/Region Argentina
Media TV
Through simple experiments and applying scientific reasoning, neuroscience researcher Fabricio answers his niece’s Martina daily questions after school. Each episode of “Neuro…What?” clarifies how the brain Works and, most of all, it is an open invitation to ask further questions. Curiosity is the key to knowledge. Asking new questions leads to finding new answers.
Title Little Lunch
Entering Organization Australian Children's Television Foundation
Country/Region Australia
Media TV
Mrs Gonsha’s class is graduating from Grade 6. The children are feverishly immersed in their Graduation plans, but when they uncover the explosive news that Rory is unable to graduate with them, no one is excited about leaving school any more. The Nightmare Before Graduation encapsulates the contemporary meaning and spirit of Christmas – that love, kindness and generosity can override any obstacle.
Title ANIMATED TALES
Entering Organization GAYA Filmes
Country/Region Brazil
Media TV
Animated Tales introduces 13 traditional Brazilian tales in a poetic and ludic way.
Mixing live-action and animation, the stories are told by a very charismatic actor that interacts with the drawings. The artwork from kids from all over Brazil were used to help to produce some of the characters and backgrounds. The children were stimulated to work outside, collect organic materials, produce drawings and collages.
Title The Mystery Files
Entering Organization Apartment 11 Productions
Country/Region Canada
Media TV
Kyla and E.B. have inherited the mixed-up files of Great Aunt Hermione, filled with seemingly unrelated objects, which are actually clues to history’s connection to the present. Join them as they solve the Mystery Files, connecting clues that reveal surprising facts about the past and how it connects to how we live now. In this episode, They set out to investigate the mystery behind “Nostra Culpa” (“our fault” in Latin).
Title Today I cook
Entering Organization TINAMU FILMS
Country/Region Ecuador
Media TV
“Today I Cook” is a cooking show for children. The charismatic chef “Mario Ajonjolí” invites two young children to have fun, cooking delicious traditional plates from different regions of Ecuador. In each episode they learn about the nutritional values of the foods they collect from the organic garden. The music of the incredible rock-band “Vicky Frutilla and the fabulous Vegetables” complements the show.
Title Fairy Tales in Court
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
This program is part of a series of 15-minute courtroom dramas based on the concept, “What if characters in fables were put on trial?” On trial in the case of “The Ant and the Grasshopper” ,the Ant is accused of “willful neglect of the duty to protect, resulting in death.” The program proceeds to make children aware that what they think is “justice” may not actually be just.
Title Just Kids
Entering Organization EO/IKONdocs
Country/Region Netherlands
Media TV
Sabina (12) belongs to the Masai-tribe in Kenya, an ethnic group full of colorful rituals that are lasting for centuries. Although she is proud of her cultural background, there is one rituals she is not too keen on: the circumcision of girls. Sabina is not ready for marriage. She prefers to study more and dreams to become a lawyer to make sure she and her family have a good life in the future.
Title Front Row: The Boy on the Overpass
Entering Organization GMA Network
Country/Region Philippines
Media TV
Every day, after his classes at a public school in Quezon City, 9-year-old Jomar goes straight to the walkways in front of a mall. Still clad in his school uniform, he sells garlands of sampaguita flowers to pedestrians. While waiting for buyers, he reads his schoolbooks and finishes his homework. Jomar’s dream is to become a doctor.
Title Magical Girl Choi Ri
Entering Organization Educational Broadcasting System
Country/Region Republic of Korea
Media Video
“Choi Ri” is an innocent 7-year-old girl who loves the show . She has an older sister who used to be sweet and friendly. However, going through her puberty, Choi Ri’s sister grows bad-tempered and distant from her. Choi Ri starts believing that her sister is under the dark spell. Choi Ri then decides to rescue her with the magic of love, just like how Cherry does in [Magical Girl Cherry].
Title Ayham - My new life
Entering Organization Swiss Radio and Television
Country/Region Switzerland
Media TV
10-year old Ayham and his family had to flee Syria because of the war and came to Switzerland. He can't speak German, he has no friends and misses his relatives and friends in Syria very much. But Ayham has a big dream: he wants to become a professional soccer player. On his first day of school he meets his new friend Mika who takes him to the local soccerclub.
Title The Klumz
Entering Organization FableVision Studios
Country/Region United States
Media Film
Through the story of The Klumz, viewers see how to find the beauty and wonder in life's accidents and messes. 10-year-old Neshama Ryman took the role of director, approving designs, directing some of the dialogue in the recording session, and illustrated the background for the animation. Throughout her treatment for cancer and recovery, one of the things that kept her focused on getting better was her inspiration and passion to direct her own animated film.
Title Melia and Jo
Entering Organization Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Country/Region United States
Media TV
Best friends Melia and Jo construct and create together with their trust robot Reynaldo, making the world a little better with each new invention. Together, they're a STEAM DREAM TEAM! (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). In “Marshmallow Castle” Jo searches for a setting for her new dance, while Melia struggles to make a catapult. As their quests criss-cross their talents combine, yielding a pair of discoveries and a song.
Title Way to school
Entering Organization Vietnam Television
Country/Region Viet Nam
Media TV
“Way to school” is a story about a group of children living in mountainous areas of North Vietnam, who have to walk a nearly 30km long and difficult road cutting through a dense forest to school. The documentary provides viewers with not only the images of dangerous and winding roads, but also an optimistic attitude of the students, toward education and especially their thirsty for knowledge.
Youth Category
Title Window Horses
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Film
Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself.
Title CHILDREN ONLINE
Entering Organization Bohemian Productions
Country/Region Czech Republic
Media TV
This film provides stories from three young protagonists; a twelve year-old talented youtuber riding the highs and lows of overnight internet fame, a thirteen year-old boy passionate about computer games, and a young girl who falls prey to an internet sexual predator. The documentary exposes the unique attraction of the Internet for youth while also drawing attention to some of the risks children encounter in cyberspace.
Title Mental
Entering Organization Finnish Broadcasting Company
Country/Region Finland
Media Video
The story takes place in a mental hospital where four young people end up : Two of them tried to kill themselves, one has a history of anorexia and cutting herself, fourth one is suffering from serious substance abuse. During their stay they learn a lot about life and themselves, find a lot of fun and friendship. It is based on the lives of four young people in mental rehab.
Title Coal Heap Kids
Entering Organization JAVA FILMS
Country/Region France
Media Film
Fifteen year old Loïc and his ten year old brother, Théo, live in the French former mining town of Lens. Surrounded by poverty and unemployment, Loïc, has stopped going to school. While his teachers try to encourage him, his mother, Patricia, struggles to hold the family together. A reflection on the devastating effects of poverty and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.
Title #doinggood
Entering Organization Rise And Shine World Sales
Country/Region Germany
Media Film
Dutch 21-year-old Mitchell books a volunteering trip to Cape Town, South Africa. Once he arrives at the scene, he has to drastically adjust his expectations. The world of a volunteer turns out to be one full of new encounters and discoveries. But also one in which expectations and reality can clash. On social media it all seems perfect; everyone shows off the best sides of their experience, but what is it really like?
Title Give Us a Break! 100 People with Disabilities Speak
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
Did you know that some of the “good deeds” you do for people with disabilities are viewed as an annoyance? And yet, despite feeling irritated by the well-intentioned, people with disabilities often keep their disgruntlement to themselves and never say what they really think. This program features 100 people with disabilities who frankly share their dissatisfactions and doubts vis-a-vis people without disabilities, as represented by seven popular celebrities.
Title Emma Wants To Live
Entering Organization Posh Productions
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Film
Emma, 18, filmed her own struggle and death. When she started filming herself, she knew the film would end one of two ways: either as a film about recovery from a low point, or about the devastation of anorexia because she would die. It became the latter. The film is both heartbreaking and inspiring because Emma’s message echoes throughout: choose life while you can.
Title Transitioning: Transgender Children
Entering Organization Televisio de Catalunya
Country/Region Spain
Media Film
6-year-old David was once known as Sara. But for as long as he could remember, he knew he was really a boy. Estel was 8 when she chose to transition. Raquel, Mario and Marta were all in their teens. Their moving statements shed light on how these boys and girls felt, and the difficult process that parents often go through in accepting that change.
Title Any problem with startups?
Entering Organization Hakka Television Station
Country/Region Taiwan
Media TV
This is a program showing how the college graduates start up their own business. "Good Time Girls' Fitness Playground" is a fitness center for girls only. The founders are two girls who love sports. They think that exercising happily is important. So they start up their own business to realize their ideals. However, when they turn their hobbies into business, they’re getting away gradually from their previous happy and carefree life.
Title Deadlines
Entering Organization Vietnam Television
Country/Region Viet Nam
Media TV
4 stories about children in four provinces in the south of Vietnam who can't afford to go to school. They have to work quite hard to have enough money to pay the tuition fee. But the dream to go to school so big and strong that all of these children can overcome most difficulties to have chance to make dreams come true.
Lifelong Learning Category
Title Angry Inuk
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Film
Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. The Inuit activists challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Title We Have Never Been Kids
Entering Organization January for Arts & Culture Production
Country/Region Egypt
Media Film
Nadia is bringing up her four children alone. She earns a meagre living with a grinder cart on the streets of Cairo. Despite the material misery, she tries to give her kids values and education. When the Arab Spring breaks out, Nadia is filled with hope. But the chaotic circumstances cause deep wounds within her family. Over a period of 13 years, the film tells the impressive story of an Egyptian Mother Courage.
Title You Will Not Have My Hate
Entering Organization JAVA FILMS
Country/Region France
Media Film
Days after his wife was murdered during the Bataclan attacks, Antoine Leiris wrote an open letter on facebook to his wife’s killer. It stated simply that the terrorists had failed because they would never have his hate. That message was shared hundreds of thousands of times worldwide. In this film, Leiris sets out to meet people like him. People who are trying to rebuild their lives after terrorist attacks.
Title THE FRUITLESS TREE
Entering Organization Les films du balibari
Country/Region France
Media Film
As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. Based on her personal story, Aicha Macki explores the private suffering of women in her situation with great sensitivity. Speaking openly as a childless woman among mothers, she breaks a taboo in Nigerien society.
Title Who's Gonna Love Me Now?
Entering Organization Heymann Brothers Films
Country/Region Israel
Media Film
Israeli filmmakers — and brothers —Tomer & Barak Heymann dig deep into manhood, religion, family and sex in this portrait of Saar Maoz, an HIV-positive gay man torn between his "out" life as a member of the London Gay Men's Chorus and his desire to reconnect with his Orthodox family in Israel. The result is a moving portrait of a man trying to maintain balance as he navigates two very different worlds.
Title The Colour White
Entering Organization De Familie Film & TV
Country/Region Netherlands
Media TV
Over the past two years- ever since I’ve been publicly active in the battle against racism in the Netherlands- I’ve been running into a lot of angry white people. With the movie “The Color White”, I’m aiming to investigate the origin of the anger and outrage in white people when it comes to racism. I feel that living peacefully in a multi-cultural society is one of the most important challenges of our time.
Title Reel Time: Costly War
Entering Organization GMA Network
Country/Region Philippines
Media TV
More than 7,000 people have been killed in the anti-narcotics drive since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took power in 2016. Several deaths resulted from what many are believed to be vigilante murders, which Duterte has refused to condemn. In this documentary, Reel Time gathers accounts from the victims’ relatives and reporters who cover the police beat. What it reveals is a grim picture of the Philippines' war against drugs – bloody and savage.
Title Prison Sisters
Entering Organization Nima Film AB, Sweden
Country/Region Sweden
Media Film
Two young women after being released from prison in Afghanistan: fearing for her life Sara escapes to Sweden, but Najibeh stays behind. While Sara struggles with her new-found freedom, her prison mate Najibeh disappears and soon Sara hears that she was stoned to death. Sara and the filmmaker want to find out the truth, only to encounter a maze of half-truths on the streets of Afghanistan.
Title Zero Impact
Entering Organization Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company
Country/Region Sweden
Media TV
In the reality series Zero Impact, four Swedish families challenge to cut their carbon dioxide emissions to an extremely low level. The families start off by making a journey to a place on earth where environmental impact strongly affects the everyday life of people. What impact does it make when the families change their way of consuming? Are they prepared to let go of their comfortable lifestyle?
Creative Frontier Category
Title Cardboard Crash
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Game Application Software
In a world of AI and self-driving cars, who determines the ethics algorithm to handle emergency situations? In this VR vignette, the user is slowed down to bullet-time, becoming the computer, and forced to confront a hard decision where there is plenty of data, but no easy answer. It gives the students the opportunity to develop a stronger skillset associated with information and communication technologies.
Title #uploading_holocaust
Entering Organization gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Berlin GmbH
Country/Region Germany
Media Website
How does remembrance work today? #uploading_holocaust approaches this question with a combination of video footage and an interactive questionnaire. Using YouTube videos by Jewish students form Israel, the web project confronts the user with one’s own attitude towards the Holocaust. Is the subject at all relevant still to the fourth generation? Which taboos and expectations do teenagers of our day face?
Title The Eye Tracking Training Software based on Successful Experience
Entering Organization Shimane University
Country/Region Japan
Media Application Software
Using the eye tracking is not easy when you try it for the first time. To solve this problem, we carefully created the no-fail-software that easy enough even for first time users so that everybody enjoys successful experiences and gain a sense of achievements. So far, we have developed 10 games in different levels, and currently, 1,000 patients and students with special needs are use our games.
Title Attitude
Entering Organization Attitude Pictures Limited
Country/Region New Zealand
Media Website
Since 2005 we have produced more than 400 documentaries and filmed in over 30 countries. In 2012 we launched AttitudeLive.com with the aim of making our content freely available to all and changing the way society engages with and learns about disability. The platform underwent user-led development to ensure disabled people were involved at every step of the way.
Title Mammals by Tinybop
Entering Organization Tinybop Inc.
Country/Region United States
Media Game Application Software
Mammals immerses kids in the fascinating world of mammals to spark a deeper understanding of these incredible animals. Every mammal is interactive, allowing kids to look through the eyes of each, and learn how an elephant uses its trunk, discover how a tiger senses what’s near with its whiskers, see how kangaroos care for their young, find out how bats use echolocation, and more.

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