Unifrance has revealed the list of the nominees for the 18th Unifrance TV Export Awards that will be held on February 8 at the Trianon in Paris, in partnership with the PROCIREP (the French Association of Cinema and TV Producers).
“We are delighted that in 2022 not only will we be holding the awards ceremony in person, but also once again in partnership with the PROCIREP,” said Hervé Michel, Vice President of Unifrance, and Sarah Hemar, Deputy Managing Director of Unifrance in charge of Audiovisual and Digital. “We will gather in the evening of February 8 at the Trianon, in Paris – if the health crisis allows, of course – to celebrate both the professionalism of our distribution companies and French TV production. Working together on the conception of programmes and, within Unifrance, on their promotion, they enrich French TV content creation and extend its reach throughout the world."
The nominees in animation category are: "Garfield & Cie" (Season 1) from Mediatoon Distribution; "Molang" (Season 1) from Millimages; "The Ollie & Moon Show" (Season 1) from Federation International.
In the documentary category: "Dr. Jack and Mr. Nicholson" and "The True Story of King Tut’s Treasure" from ARTE Distribution; "Kubrick by Kubrick" from Mediawan Rights.
For the fiction award, will compete: "Call My Agent!" (Season 3) from France tv distribution; "High Intellectual Potential" (Season 1) from Newen Connect; "The Art of Crime" (Season 1) from Gaumont.
Since 2004, the Unifrance TV Export Awards have recognised the world’s best-selling French TV programmes. These awards highlight the appeal of French creation internationally in animation, documentary and fiction content. The awards also spotlight the professionalism and know-how of French distribution companies.
That appeal continues to grow, as shown by the latest study conducted by the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) and Unifrance. Exports of French TV programmes hit an all-time high in 2020 despite the health crisis, with a financial flow of €354.8 million, the highest in 25 years.