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27th International URTI Radio Grand Prix - Awards List

2015-09-22Made up of ten audiovisual personalities, the Jury met in Turin (Italy), from September 20th until 22d 2015, at the invitation of the Prix Italia and under the presidency of Mihaela Schefer, International Projects Manager at Radio RAI. The Jury selected 10 finalist programmes and the Jacques Matthey-Doret award for discovery.With the theme "Multiculturalism", representing 28 countries.

The 27th International URTI Radio Grand Prix established a great participation this year again, representing 28 countries.

Grand Prix: Le derviche déchu
Anna Sakali, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, ERT, Greece

Silver Medal: J’ai appris la France sur des cassettes de Brel
Nina Almberg, ARTE Radio, France

Bronze Medal: Bus Stop - Stranger
Agnieszka Czyżewska Jacquemet, Polish Radio Lublin, Poland

Jacques Matthey-Doret Award for Discovery:
Cameroun : Le merveilleux fumet d’un bouillon de culture
, Joseph René Tsobgny, CRTV, Cameroon

- Le « retour » des enfants d’immigrés en Turquie - RTBF - Belgium
- The Vietnamese dirty dancing - Czech Radio - Czech Republic
- Kids Berlin-Kreuzberg: 4 girls, 24 hours - SWR - Germany
- I’m Italian, starting from today - Radio RAI 3 - Italy
- African rhythms - Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation - Romania
- Life gives us life - Sumy Regional State Television and Radio Company - Ukraine
- Three pounds in my pocket - BBC - United Kingdom

In 2015, the winner of the Radio GRAND PRIX gets a 1,000 dollar reward.

For more information, please contact Nathalie Lacroix:

To get the press release (pdf)

34th International URTI Grand Prix for Author's Documentary - Awards List

2015-06-18Khadija Al Salami, director, producer and writer from Yemen, presided the final Jury, made up of managers from public televisions representing Algeria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chad, Hungary, Kosovo and Romania. The winners list of the 34th International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary will be announced during the Golden Nymph Ceremony of the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival on Thursday, June 18th 2015.

Grand Prix - Arman Trophy: Taïga
France - France Télévisions, France 5 - 52'
Direction: Hamid Sardar

In the vastness of the Mongolian steppe, Purevjav, this man who came back to the nomadic life with his close family members, through his daily survival gestures, is following a philosophical thought about the fragility of his population in front of the world evolution. This world which forgets the ancestral values and traditions. A poignant, touching and wonderful documentary.

Silver Medal: Rwanda, la vie après
Belgium - RTBF - 71'
Direction: Benoit Dervaux & André Versaille

The testimonies of the women who are still today the victims of the Rwandan genocide.
Mutilated in their bodies by the war, these women relate their ordeal in the past and their present difficulties to live with their children born from atrocity. This documentary denounces if necessary, through the truth of the words, the expressions and the silences, the war madness of the men.

Bronze Medal: The Promise of a happy childhood
Poland - TVP - 52'
Direction: Piotr Morawski & Ryszard Kaczynski

Chronicle of a failure regarding an international adoption. In 1997, an American couple took siblings of five Polish children to United States. Following an unexpected birth of a child in this adoptive family, and behavioural problems, the brothers and the sisters are finally rejected and divided. Fifteen years later, they succeed in meeting again, differently affected by emotional deficiencies of their respective process and the nostalgia of their original Poland …

Martine Filippi Award for Discovery: Matanga
Democratic Republic of Congo - Antenne A - 26'
Direction: Georges Kabongo

In the popular districts of Kinshasa, funerals are becoming today moments of meeting and entertainment during which the dead person is somehow forgotten in favor of the social representation of the descendants. A funny and caustic documentary which sketches the lines of a certain Congolese society.

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Khadija Al Salami, President of the 34th International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary

2015-06-08Khadija Al Salami will be the President of the 34th International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary. She will lead the meetings with the Jury members from June 12 to 15 2015 in Monaco, in the framework of the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
The presentation of the URTI Grand Prix will take place during the Golden Nymph ceremony of the Festival on Thursday, June 18 2015.

Khadija Al Salami is Yemen’s first woman film-maker. She has made some over 25 documentaries for various TV stations in France and Yemen and received several awards at various film festivals worldwide. With Charles Hoots, she has written a book, “The Tears of Sheba” about her experiences growing up in Yemen. She occupied until 2012 the post of Press Counselor and Director of the Communication and Cultural Center at the Embassy of Yemen in Paris.
Among the awards she received: The Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters awarded by the French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand. Inspiring woman, chosen by the Mosaic Foundation, Washington D.C. Medal of Honor rank of Knight awarded by the French President Jacques Chirac.

Khadija Al Salami directed her first movie “I Am Nojoom, Aged 10 and Divorced”, inspired by her personal story.

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