For the first time in two years the international TV festivals have moved back into full swing, post the pandemic.
Clara Henry – the Revenge won Cross plattform programming at Venice TV Award where The Kvarnby Case received an honorary mention in the Sport category. Disco Foot was to be screened at Shoot! Copenhagen Football Festival in 2021 but got cancelled. However, this year the applauded dance film was finally screened at the Aarhus Festival. At DIG Awards Mission Investigate’s The Secrets of Securitas was nominated alongside contributions from BBC, France TV and Al Jazeera.
In Love and Elliott’s House was both nominated at Prix Jeunesse, in categories 11-15 Years Fiction and Up to 6 years Non Fiction. Elliott’s House was also nominated for the Prix Jeunesse UNICEF Special Prize.
2021 SIGNIS Award winner Fredrik Gertten held a Prix Italia master class in March. At 2022 Prix Italia Sabaya was awarded Best TV documentary. Also The Grand Master vs. Sweden won the web interactive category with the motivation: ”A fun and inspiring new media concept that brings a new take on of the oldest and most classic popular boardgames on this planet - chess...expanding the boundaries of what is possible with slow tv interactivity in a long, yet captivating production.” This year SVT had a record number of nominations at Prix Italia with Playing for Peace (Performing Arts), The Mothers (Web factual), One-on-One (Web fiction) and Sexy Hands (Web interactive) also being nominated. Jury duty was carried out by Tomas Lindh (Web factual) and Anna Croneman (TV drama).
At BANFF Rockie Awards Thin Blue Line was nominated in the Non-English drama category, the first time SVT was nominated in the category twice in a row as Caliphate won the category 2021. Mission Investigate received its first BANFF Rockie Award nomination with The Russian Hitmen in crime & investigative. In the end Thin Blue Line lost out to Norwegian Kamikaze, and Al Jazeera Investigations: The Men Who Sell Football won crime & investigative.
After a two year pandemic break INPUT was finally back with a conference in Barcelona. Sexy Hands (New TV formats), Vaccine Warriors (Factual/journalistic TV programmes) and Opening Date TBA (Entertainment and comedy TV formats in times of crisis) was show cased.
SVT also had four programmes selected to present at EBU Creative Forum, Sexy Hands, Curious Deaf, The Filter Bubble and Are You Sure?. Sexy hands has made a great impact internationally, and was also nominated at Japan Prize in the caregory Life-long learning.
At Prix Europa SVT was awarded both best TV documentary for The Most Beautiful Boy in the World as well as a special commendation for Sabaya. A Royal Secret also received a special commendation in TV fiction. Other nominations for SVT included Ericsson and IS and The Russian Hitmen in current affairs, Sexy Hands in digital media and One-on-One in TV fiction.
Sabaya was also nominated for The Cinema for Peace Award for the Most valuable documentary of the year 2022. At the international Emmy’s Sverrir Gudnason was a Best performance by an actor-nominee for his role as Kurt Haijby in A Royal Secret, but Dougray Scott won for Irvine Welsh's Crime.
Hogir Hirori wins best TV Documentary for Sabaya at Prix Italia 2022, with the motivation: “Beautifully shot and observed, the team took the viewer into the heart of gut-wrenching, dangerous moments, while telling the stories of the Yazidi women and girls taken prisoner by IS with sensitivity and compassion”.
The Grand Master vs. Sweden, Web Interactive
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World, Documentary
Sabaya, Documentary (Special commendation)
A Royal Secret, TV Movie or mini-series (Special commendation)
Venice TV Awards
Clara Henry – the revenge, Cross Plattform Programming
The Kvarnby Case, Honorary mention