The jury of the International Grand Prix for Creative Documentary, organised by the Union Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale (URTI), delivered is verdict on July 1st, giving awards to 4 documentaries.
The Arman Trophy Grand Prix goes to “The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families”, a Japanese film about post-tsunami mourning.
“Mada underground”, produced by France Télévisions, France Ô and TV5 Monde, won the Silver Medal. In this documentary several Malagasy artists talk about their struggles for their art and their dreams.
A Palestinian film won the Bronze Medal: “Emwas Restoring Memories”, directed by Dima Abu Ghoush and produced by Palestine TV and Collage Productions. The director rebuilt a model of Emwas, the town she was born in, but which she had to leave at the start of the 1967 war.
Finally, the Prix Martine Filippi de la Découverte was awarded to a documentary produced by Eclectic Presse with the participation of France Télévisions and France 5: “Vous n’aurez pas ma haine” (You will not have my hatred) by Antoine Leiris and Karine Dusfour. It brings together several people who are turning their lives to help others, after losing loved ones during the Paris bombings in 2015.
Many senior officials from public television in Algeria, Belgium, Cameroon, Egypt, Kosovo and Portugal were among the judges gathered by URTI.
Created in 1981, the URTI International Grand Prix for Creative Documentary celebrates documentaries which show particular technical or editorial qualities, or which stand out because of the originality of their subject-matter or the point of view expressed. Any television company or any institution working in broadcasting can participate.