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WHAT THE WINNERS SAY

Christian Berger – Deutsche Welle – “

We are really delighted about winning the AIB Arts & Culture Award! This means a lot to us!

In the name of the whole filmteam I would like to cordially thank the jury and the whole staff of the AIBs.

It is sad though that we couldn’t celebrate in London – but anyway you had a great online event!

Walter Fernandez – Channel News Asia We are honoured to receive this prestigious accolade on the global stage from the AIB.”

Mark Hemetsberger, Marketing Strategist, ABC Radio Australia – “Receipt of this award is a great compliment for so many reasons: it represents  acknowledgement of achievement from within our industry and amongst our peers; it represents a sense of accomplishment and success, and it serves to provide encouragement  for our future endeavours.”

WHAT THE Entrants say

Joanne Melo De Frias – Al Jazeera – Thank you for everything. It can’t have been easy to pull it all off this year, but you and your team did..”

Jessica Beck – BBC – “Congrats on the production of the awards, it was put together beautifully!

Deirdre Kline – MBC – I also wanted to note how lovely the broadcast was.  You and your team made it very special and it felt seamless.”

Judges comments

The Dancer Thieves – Banyak Films for Witness, Al Jazeera English – “The Dancer Thieves” creates a great proximity to the protagonists in the film. Both through the very sensitive, respectful camera work, which is able to capture moments of great emotional density.”

Hong Kong Police Storming into Local Universities – Radio Television Hong Kong – “The access and proximity to the protests, analysis and background context along with statements from all sides were skillfully woven together  to result in a powerful and informative narrative  as to clashes between students and Police in Hong Kong”

Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History – BBC Northern Ireland – “Very strong research, balanced, deep understanding of Ireland’s descent into chaos, good tension points enhanced with gripping background score, exclusive archive footage, succinct scriptwriting, interesting characters.”