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Title Scout & The Gumboot Kids
Entering Organization Imagine Create Media
Country/Region Canada
Media TV
Have fun solving nature mysteries with "Scout & The Gumboot Kids." Mixing the magic of traditional stop-motion animation with CGI animation and live-action, each episode of "Scout & The Gumboot Kids" has a tactile, artistic, and visually rich feel. The visual style, along with soulful music, is a delight for the whole family. This magical, whimsical series creates a bridge between the family room and the great outdoors.
Title The Papernauts
Entering Organization Zumbastico Studios
Country/Region Chile
Media TV
Robota, Tigu and Uni are three magical beings made of paper. Every evening, when the library closes its doors, they come to life and live fantastic literary adventures! "The Papernauts" motivation is to encourage children to open books, to discover a whole world of adventures, promoting reading as a means for kids not just to learn, but also to stimulate their minds to imagine their own fantastic worlds.
Title Pichintun
Entering Organization CNTV Infantil
Country/Region Chile
Media TV
"Pichintun" is a docu animation about children in different parts of Chile. The main characters of each chapter belong to native people and others are attached to cultural traditions or their stories expose issues of inclusion such as blindness or migration all told by themselves. In this chapter, Camilo, a blind boy that lives in Santiago tells us that he enjoys playing musical instruments and riding his bike.
Title Storytime with Special Effects
Entering Organization Lapost Estudio
Country/Region Colombia
Media TV
Papa Blah Blah and Sonny Hee Hee read original Colombian children's stories. Sonny Hee Hee produces the special effects by making sounds that emphasize each story, inspired by the physical, mental and social developments that children experience between the ages of two and six. In this episode, we first meet John Jairo as a baby, and see him grow up to become a bat with many forms of communicating.
Title Emoticons
Entering Organization GUOQUI TOQUI
Country/Region Colombia
Media TV
Lina's body feels tired when she is sad. Josemaria's body gets cold when he's afraid of getting lost. Camila's legs start running when she is happy. And what about you? How does your body experience emotions? "Emoticons" is a series of micro documentaries. Each episode encourages children ages 3 to 6 to explore the world of feelings to obtain the superpower of recognizing emotions.
Title The Show with the Elephant
Entering Organization Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
Olivia’s brother Willi has a mental disability. She sometimes feels as if he lives on a foreign planet. Their mother has written the laughing story “Planet Willi”. It tells how he is born and what makes him so special. Then the real Willi is presented in a documentation. Children with and without disability dance and sing together “The song about me”. The world is ele-phantastic - eyes on and with!
Title Sevenstone
Entering Organization Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Country/Region Germany
Media TV
"There was a bird that wished to get married..." "The bird's wedding" is one of the most popular German folk songs and therefore part of the cultural heritage of Germany. It is about the marriage of a thrush and a blackbird. This song, in a new and opulent musical arrangement with lovingly animated pictures, has found a new home in this short story.
Title Preschool docs
Entering Organization KRO-NCRV
Country/Region Netherlands
Media TV
Giulia and Sophie are twins. Giulia can’t hear and Sophie is hearing loss. That does not stop them from doing their usual business. For example; they also go to swim class. Although in the class they have to take off their hearing aid. As the instructor’s sign language leads them into water, the camera follows the twins' new adventure in water.
Title Bo Bear
Entering Organization Spark
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
"Bo Bear" is a live action drama series starring three-year-old kids and their fluffy friend Bo Bear. Bo Bear is their favorite teddy bear who turns alive - but only when the two are alone together! Kids can learn how to master a new, difficult or challenging situations with Bo Bear. In this episode, Ruby has to get close to the grandma’s dog, which she finds a little scary.
Title Jingliks
Entering Organization OPEN Alliance Media, LLC
Country/Region Russia
Media TV
Adventures of little merry people called jingliks and their animal-friend Bedokur, who is the master of mischief. His curiosity continually draws the friends in different situations, from which they make amazing discoveries. Jingliks represent different professional areas: art, culinary, science and history, fashion, mechanics, journalism and sports! The show combines entertainment and gags with serious philosophical issues presented in a simple, child-friendly form.
Title STOP!
Entering Organization Sveriges Television AB
Country/Region Sweden
Media TV
Being the youngest can sometimes be tough. Older siblings and adults seem to be able to do whatever they want, but that's not the case if you're five years old. However, Klara has a magic power. When things get tough, tricky and unmanageable, she makes the world stop, by shouting STOP! Klara will move around objects and people while freezed. "Ready, steady, go!". What happens next is directed by Klara.
Title Our Family - Series 4
Entering Organization Sixth Sense Media Ltd
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
“Our Family” is an observational documentary series following the lives of diverse children and their families. This episode features four-year-old Alexa. She helps Dad and little brother Archie make a family photograph complete with baby pictures and treasured photos of deceased Mum. After working up an appetite, Alexa makes some gingerbread men kneading the sticky dough and decorating with icing and sprinkles. Will Dad and Archie think they're yummy?
Title Numberblocks
Entering Organization Blue Zoo Animation
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
“Numberblocks” tells the story of ten number friends who can count on each other. Series 1 introduces One to Ten and shows what they can do when they get together for acrobatics and adventure. “Numberblocks” turns key mathematical ideas into colourful visuals and weaves them into unique songs, rhymes and stories. It seeks to help children master all the essential micro-skills and build them into a confident understanding of number.
Primary Category
Title First Day
Entering Organization Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Australia
Media TV
For Hannah, a transgender girl who had been male at primary school, high school represents a chance to be her true self. But as the first day approaches, Hannah becomes nervous. What if other kids find out she is transgender? Then Isabella, a bully from primary school, shows up. She takes all of her strength to stand up to Isabella and show that she is proud of who she is.
Title The Doctor Bea Show
Entering Organization Vlaams Radio en Televisie Omroep
Country/Region Belgium
Media TV
"The Doctor Bea Show" talks about sexual education and puberty. In this episode we learn about The Penis. For aspirational purposes, a youth panel of 15+ year olds talk about their experiences. Doctor Bea is an actress who plays a doctor, but interacts with real doctors and experts in order to gain expertise. And it all ends with a song in which she sings about everything we learned.
Title Jorel's Brother
Entering Organization Copa Studio Produtora Audiovisual Ltda
Country/Region Brazil
Media TV
Jorel's Brother is not old enough to watch "Steve, Inception Part 2: A Brutal Sequence" and he is forced to watch "Fifito, A Puppy Smart as a Dog." Extremely bored, he discovers an alternative film club losing himself in the underground world of the cinema, where he meets a lonely fanatic for Seventh Art.
Title Kids on the Silk road
Entering Organization Toolbox Film
Country/Region Denmark
Media TV
Through five documentary short films we get an insight into the life of 5 children between the ages of 11 and 14, from 5 different countries along the old silk route like Bangladesh, India, and Mongolia. Each story shows how the individual child deals with life's challenges, big and small. They revolve around big universal themes such as developing talents, realizing dreams and finding your true self.
Title Bodypedia
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
A medical science program targeting 6-8-year-olds who have started developing self-awareness and interest in their own bodies. It explores the beauty and mystery of the human body. We use cute animated organ characters and high quality 4K/8K microscope images and CGs employing the techniques accumulated from the NHK Special series "The Body" to show the amazing world inside us.
Title Little Fire
Entering Organization Tangerine Tree
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Film
Noell, an 11-year-old boy with autism, has a hard time connecting with people. When Noell gets Gerrit, a tough buddy with a motorcycle, they head off on an adventure together. On the motorbike Noell is freed from the outside world that tells him how to be. A road trip full of dreamy and observing moments follows. Will they learn to trust each other and let their guard down?
Title Heads Together
Entering Organization VPRO
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Film
A surreal story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each other’s life. This leads to funny but also enriching situations. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?
Title ZombieLars
Entering Organization Tordenfilm AS
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
Lars is twelve years old and a half zombie. In his new hometown, Lars' kind are rare and frowned upon. But, he soon discovers others who are different too: a ninja, a witch, a troll and a changeling, to mention but a few. Together, they explore their true nature in a conformist and deeply prejudiced society. Will Lars' half dead heart start beating for someone special?
Title It's Me, you See
Entering Organization Bivrost film&tv as
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
Munashe is nine and wants to go to school alone. But mom and dad think traffic in Oslo is too heavy. His eyesight isn’t good because he has albinism. How is it to be different from other kids? To have a disability? In this documentary series, we meet 30 children who learn, struggle and often accomplish almost the impossible. With humour and enthusiasm they tell us about their lives.
Title Wooden Chair
Entering Organization ContentCows Company Inc.
Country/Region Philippines
Media TV
A story of two orphaned siblings, Judy Ann and Robin. Judy Ann no longer goes to school but instead, sells root crops. She notices the wounds on her brother’s elbows. She finds out that there are limited chairs in his school and he slouches on the floor when taking down notes. She brings a broken wooden chair home and repairs it. Robin brings the wooden chair to school, but...
Title InfoK: Fighting Fear Together
Entering Organization Televisio de Catalunya
Country/Region Spain
Media Film
"InfoK" is the TV3's children's news program which airs daily every week trying to explain current affairs through the eyes of children. Occasionally the program takes a special edition about special events as in these case focused on the attacks that had taken place in Barcelona and Cambrils.
Title Octopus News: Something About Your Cell phone
Entering Organization Hakka Television Station
Country/Region Taiwan
Media TV
Most kids in Taiwan have their own smartphones and computers. They learn a lot and have fun with these 3C products, but never know how they're produced and where wastes go. With photos from around the world and digital maps, we lead the kids to the Samsung building in Korea and to the backstreets in Africa to see how they deal with recycled computers.
Title My Life: Born To Vlog
Entering Organization Blakeway North
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
"Hi everyone, my name's Nikki and today I thought I'd Vlog" Nikki is 12, loves makeup, clothes, baking cakes and is a social media star. Having been diagnosed at 6 with a life threatening medical condition, Nikki flies to US every other month for complex surgery. Feeling isolated and different, vlogging has empowered Nikki, allowing her to connect with the world, she's been viewed over 28 million times.
Title Sister
Entering Organization Vietnam Television
Country/Region Vietnam
Media TV
As the eldest sibling, 8-year-old Pia must take care of her unruly brothers, but has been longing for a baby sister who can be her playmate. However a third brother has arrived to great rejoicing in the family. The film reveals the inner life of a girl in a remote mountain community, where traditional values can place extra pressures upon girls.
Youth Category
Title Whispering out loud II. A poetry workshop
Entering Organization Channel Encuentro
Country/Region Argentina
Media TV
Ruth Kaufman invites young participants and viewers to enter the universe of poetry. Week after week different groups of adolescents join the Whispering out loud workshop to explore words and find their voice. From the poem "The Night and the House" by Sophia de Mello, students from Las Palmas in the province of Cordoba, use their sense of hearing to put the sounds of silence into words.
Title BLUE
Entering Organization Northern Pictures
Country/Region Australia
Media Film
A documentary film charting the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, the film sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change. "BLUE" changes the way we think about our liquid world and inspires the audience to action.
Title Beauty
Entering Organization National Film Board of Canada
Country/Region Canada
Media Film
"Beauty" explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human. Claiming your own sense of gender when everything around you insists that you comply and conform can be scary. But family and friends are there to help. Kids found their own way to break free and show the world what it really means to be your true self.
Title The Children's war
Entering Organization Compagnie des Phares et Balises
Country/Region France
Media TV
"The Children’s War" explores the history of a unique generation, children aged 10 in 1940. Caught between Collaboration and Resistance, wartime childhood stories have for a long time been hushed up. For 4 years, this age group became the epicentre of national upheaval. The movie invites us to listen to the testimony of those, who came of age in the shadows of the national revival imposed by Vichy.
Title The Star of Andra and Tati (La stella di Andra e Tati)
Entering Organization Radiotelevisione Italiana
Country/Region Italy
Media TV
Andra and Tatiana were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau with their family at the age of 4 and 6 during WWII. Although precious family members are lost along the way, they manage to survive until the liberation of the camp. Their story is intertwined with the experience of a modern day school trip to that same concentration camp, which gives what they endured contemporary significance 75 years later.
Title High School Girls and Firebombs
Entering Organization Aomori Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Media TV
In 2015, a high school drama club advisor asks the members, "Do you know what happened on July 28?" It is the day of the bombing of Aomori 70 years ago. Shino, who raised her hand to write the screenplay, decides to visit member's grandmother who survived the air raids. Then in 2016, they appear in a national competition in Hiroshima, the site of an atomic bombing in WWII.
Title AMOR
Entering Organization IJswater Films
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Film
“AMOR” shows painful but recognizable moments in the lives of a group of vulnerable teenage girls in the outskirts of a big city in the Netherlands. The short film outlines the lack of love in their daily lives. Not only does the film focusses on the cold relations between the group and their environment but also explores the relationships within the group itself.
Title #tagged
Entering Organization VERTOV
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Film
We view 24 hours in the life of a 14-year-old girl, from the perspective of her smartphone. Looking through her eyes, we see the content she posts on different social media get out of hand, and out of her control. Her phone turns from being her best friend to her worst enemy. Are we in control of our devices, or are the devices in control of us?
Title Teenage Boss
Entering Organization Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Country/Region Norway
Media TV
What happens if the teenager gets all the money and financial responsibility? In “Teenage Boss,” we flip the family economy. For a full month, the young one is in charge, and the parents must beg for pocket money. Maja (17) likes expensive clothes, while her parents enjoy sports and see no value in paying for luxury. With Maja in charge, things are about to change.
Title Kristjan
Entering Organization Radiotelevizija Slovenija
Country/Region Slovenia
Media TV
Kristjan attends the 8th grade at the Centre for Education and Rehabilitation of Physically Handicapped Children and Adolescents. Despite his physical handicap, he's full of humour and dreams to become a sports reporter one day. He is challenged to write to the Sports Department of the Slovenian National Television and ask if he could try his hand at being a sports reporter. A positive reply strengthens his self-esteem.
Title Extraordinary Teens: My Gay Life
Entering Organization Glasshead
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
Over seven years, this documentary followed 11-year-old Billy who comes out as gay. Billy knows his own mind but struggles to come to terms with his parents arguing and finally divorcing over his sexuality. The hundreds of twitter comments showed that the audience had strong ideas on how the parents dealt with Billy and that Billy was brave in dealing with his parents and friends at school.
Title Overshadowed
Entering Organization Rollem Productions
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
A young vlogger Imo spirals out of control when she meets the monster of anorexia personified. With the arrival of her new camera, Imo's challenging herself to documenting her whole life for her vlog. But as her vlog unfolds she becomes obsessed with exercise. The reason? Anna, her new best friend. Invisible to everyone except Imo, Anna is determined to reduce her to a shadow of her former self.
Title Khanh
Entering Organization Vietnam Television
Country/Region Vietnam
Media TV
The film talks about the way to school of two friends Khanh and Canh, 11 years old, who live in Nghe An. Canh was paralyzed from childhood. He has Khanh as a classmate from Grade 1. Everyday, Khanh takes Canh to school by piggyback. Canh and Khanh always have each other on the way to school and in all other life activities.
Lifelong Learning Category
Title Employable Me
Entering Organization Northern Pictures
Country/Region Austria
Media TV
“Employable Me” follows people with neuro diverse conditions such as autism and Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. This uplifting, warm and insightful series draws on experts to uncover people's hidden skills and to match job seekers to roles that can harness their strengths. The series looks beyond first impressions to reveal there's always more than meets the eye.
Title Yemen: Kids and War
Entering Organization #Edith Paris
Country/Region France
Media Film
The Yemeni director Khadija Al Salami has entrusted her camera to the children who become war correspondents. It is them who will recount the daily life of the Yemeni people under Saudi airstrikes. They meet other kids, collecting the testimonies of wounded children in hospital and those who lost their parents in the airstrikes. This deeply moving documentary shows the cruel reality of war through the eyes of children.
Title The Cleaners
Entering Organization Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Country/Region Germany
Media Film
Enter a hidden third world shadow industry of digital cleaning. Here me meet five "digital scavengers" among thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job it is to delete "inappropriate" Content of the net. Evolving from a shared social vision of a global village to a web of fake news and radicalization, the film charts the rise and fall of social media's utopian ideology.
Title CYBORGS AMONG US
Entering Organization MEDIAPRODUCCION SLU
Country/Region Spain
Media TV
In just a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in unimaginable ways and push the boundaries of what it is to be human. While medical technology still aims at remediating disabilities, cyborgs strive to something else: a merging of man and machine with the goal of enhancing human capabilities.
Title Time Thieves
Entering Organization Polar Star Films
Country/Region Spain
Media Film
Forget water, oil and rare earths, there is a new resource everyone wants, our time. This documentary travels around the globe to investigate how time has become money, how the clock has taken over both our working and personal lives, and how we can claim back control over this precious but finite resource.
Title Happy Together
Entering Organization Public Television Service Foundation
Country/Region Taiwan
Media TV
Tika, living in the Netherlands, has worked as a "sexual caregiver" for more than 15 years. Kumashino, a sufferer of cerebral palsy living in Japan, partnered with sex toy company TENGA to develop sex aids, so that people with disabilities can also discover sexual pleasure by themselves. Traversing Asia, America and Europe, this is a documentary that explores the pursuit of sexual fulfillment by people with disabilities.
Title Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds
Entering Organization CPL Productions
Country/Region United Kingdom
Media TV
Based on an American scheme to combat loneliness and social isolation in the elderly, for the first time in the UK a nursery was placed inside a retirement community, with ten 4-year-olds joining 11 older residents. Heart-warming and thought-provoking the educational experiment garnered a huge public response, with many wanting to set up their own scheme in care homes up and down the country.
Title COMPLICIT
Entering Organization Women Make Movies
Country/Region United States
Media Film
“Complicit” follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker Yi, who, while battling leukemia, takes his fight against his former employers at the global electronic industry. But the struggle to defend the lives of millions of Chinese people from becoming terminally ill due to working conditions necessitates confrontation with some of the world's largest brands.
Title 69731=69713
Entering Organization Vietnam Television
Country/Region Vietnam
Media TV
The film talks about one eradicate illiteracy class in the seaside of Phu Hai province. The students in this class are women from the village, their age varies from 40 to 65. They all need to go through the aging and living difficulties to go to the class every night. The film shows how optimistic they are in giving effort to reach life desires and fulfill their study goal.
Creative Frontier Category
Title Old Man's Journey
Entering Organization Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
Country/Region Austria
Media Game Application Software
A soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, and hope. A visual narrative about life's precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans, uncover stories of the old man's life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Entrenched in a beautifully handcrafted world, explore the complexities of heartache, regret, and hope through the old man's eyes.
Title Bury me, my Love
Entering Organization The Pixel Hunt
Country/Region France
Media Game Application Software
“Bury me, my Love” is a text message based interactive fiction. Nour, a young Syrian woman leaves her homeland to find refuge in Europe. Her husband Majd remained in Syria; he will attempt, through a messaging app, to advise her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely. You, the player, are here to help them in their endeavor.
Title Inside Tumucumaque - A Virtual Reality Experience
Entering Organization Filmtank GmbH
Country/Region Germany
Media Game Application Software
How do Poison Dart Frogs perceive their surroundings? What does it feel like to fly as a harpy through the densely overgrown treetops of the rainforest? “Inside Tumucumaque” allows you to discover the unique ecosystem of the Tumucumaque nature, using Ultraviolet color spectra, super slow motion, visualizations of echo sounder locations and colour night vision as well as spatial 3D sound.
Title AH Tech
Entering Organization &samhoud media
Country/Region Netherlands
Media Game Application Software
Albert Heijn introduces kids to the world of technology and science. From the total of hundred sixty collectable cards, twenty special augmented reality cards can be scanned with the app. By collecting a variety of code blocks, kids can bring a virtual robot Techie to life and code Techie to perform moves in any way they want.
Title Tic Tac Tree
Entering Organization Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company
Country/Region Sweden
Media Game Application Software
In this app, you can play and experiment together with the acorns Tic and Tac. There is no given path to follow and this offers kids lots of space to explore. You can play with sounds and rhythms by tapping the pond, tree or leaves. You can switch from night and day, change the weather or seasons. Explore the change in patterns, sounds and colours in the kaleidoscope.
Title Datak
Entering Organization Radio Television Suisse
Country/Region Switzerland
Media Web Game
“DATAK” raises awareness to how personal data is used and associated with risks or benefits. Players assume the role of a recent recruit hired to work for the mayor of a town to manage social media, and are confronted with various dilemmas in their day-to-day lives. There are important decisions to be made against the clock and interspersed with videos from YouTubers and mini games.

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