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Venice TV Award announced winners 2020

Winners revealed in Performing Arts, Technology, TV Series and other categories.

  • Venice TV Awards | Copyright: © Venice TV Award

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  • Rigoletto | Copyright: © Unitel

    Rigoletto © Unitel

  • András Keller and Gidon Kremer | Copyright: © Mezzo TV

    András Keller and Gidon Kremer © Mezzo TV

The annual Venice TV Award, which is supported by the International Music + Media Centre (IMZ), the European Group of Television Advertising (egta), and the Association of Commercial TV (ACT) awarded this year’s television masterpieces and underlines the continued – and growing – global appeal of TV.
Even in turbulent times TV shows keep informed, entertained, comforted and connected, and this programming deserves to be rewarded.

The spectacular opera broadcast of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Bregenz Festival 2019 received a gold medal in the category “Best of Technology and Innovation”. It is a coproduction of Unitel, ORF, and SRF, directed by Felix Breisach.

In Performing Arts won the “Concerto Budapest & Kremerata Baltica Concert film” a coproduction of Concerto Budapest and clockWISE for Mezzo TV, directed by Imre Szabó-Stein. The film was born from the collaboration of conductor András Keller and Gidon Kremer, Solo Violin.


The Nominees in this category were:

- the opéra-ballet “Les Indes Galantes”, broadcaster: Arte, Mezzo – coproduced by Telmondis and the Opéra national de Paris.

- “The Great World Theatre”, produced by pretv for ORF, director: Beate Thalberg – an innovativ documentary about 100 years of the Salzburg Festspiele.

- the BBC Production “6 Music Festival 2020 in Camden”, a 3 day line up driven towards the International Women’s Day programme to truly celebrate the spirit of music, art and womanhood.

- “Night Grooves – Episode with Kiefer Sutherland & Madeline Juno” broadcaster: Deutsche Welle, MDR.

- “Rock Studio” performances of Brazilian rock bands and amazing stories of backstage – broadcasted by TV Globo.

- The folk dance drama “Red Poppies” in a collaboration between Hong Kong Dance Company and Sichuan Province Song and Dance Theatre Company, produced from Radio Television Hong Kong.


The jury evaluated entries in the categories: Performing Arts, Documentary, Light Entertainment, Programme Promotion, Branded Entertainment, Sport, Children/Youth, Comedy, Reality TV, Technical High Quality, Cross-Platform, Telenovela, New Talent, Best TV Film, Best TV Series.

Jury Member Karim Bartoletti, Executive Board Member, Italian Association of Production Companies, Partner / Executive Producer Indiana Production Company remarked admiringly: “TV today has become the evolution of Cinema for its quality, entertainment value and its originality. An award show like the Venice TV Awards that recognises and values such entertainment media, is surely relevant and necessary. I am flattered to have been part of this year’s jury.”

The award is seen as a statement that the TV Industry remains active, successful and creative.


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