PRIX JEUNESSE’S BEST IN CHILDREN’S TV COMING TO CYPRUS AGAIN
The best of children’s television, honoured by the internationally-recognised Prix Jeunesse International competition, will feature in a seminar for children’s film experts and screenings for children and their parents organised by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus, in partnership with the Cyprus Community Media Centre and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research. The two-day event will take place on December 7th and 8th at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus hall in Nicosia’s buffer zone starting from 16:00pm, coordinated by Prix Jeunesse representative Kirsten Schneid from Munich/Germany. The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) is media sponsor of the event.
This is the second time a Prix Jeunesse International screening is being held in Cyprus, aimed at encouraging dialogue, a deeper understanding of quality in children’s media, and professional cooperation in the field of children’s media between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.
“Children in Europe spend an average of 150 minutes a day in front of the television, but are they watching programmes that are educational, stimulating, and age-appropriate?” said Björn Luley, director of the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia. “We want to showcase how children’s television can develop intercultural understanding in Cyprus and across the world.”
The organisers are calling on children’s television producers, educators, journalists, researchers and media students from across the divide to attend the seminar and screenings on Friday, 7th December 2012 at 4 pm. The films screened in Nicosia will be the winners of the 2012 Prix Jeunesse International film festival held last June in Munich under the theme “Watch, learn & grow with children’s TV” and will be subdivided into different age categories: 12-15 year olds, 7-11 year olds and up to six years old.
Special Screenings for secondary school children aged 12-15 are planned on Friday, 7th November between 9am-1pm.
There will also be screenings for children and parents on Saturday, 8th December 2012 starting from 4pm (for age group 7-11 years) and from 6pm (for age group 12-15 years). Admission is free! All films are with English subtitles!
Since its inception in 1964, Prix Jeunesse International has grown to become the highest honour that can be bestowed on children’s television productions. Every two years, producers from around the world attend the event in Munich to learn from one another and identify the next big show in children’s television. One of its early winners was ‘Sesame Street’, which was sold to over 50 countries within four years of winning the prize.
Entries have been received from all over the world and after the successful premiere of Prix Jeunesse International films in December 2011 in Nicosia there have been two entries from Cyprus at this year’s festival for the very first time! It is hoped that more Cypriot media practitioners will enter the competition for the 2014 festival.
For more information about Prix Jeunesse International, please visit: www.prixjeunesse.de
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About the Goethe-Institut Cyprus:
The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide, designed to promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. It also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics.
The Cyprus Community Media Centre aims to encourage community media in Cyprus and support local organisations in communicating their message to the public. The Centre does this through training, productions and tailored support. The Prix Jeunesse event is part of CCMC’s MultiCommMedia project, which is supported by the United Nations Development Programme – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT).For more info: www.cypruscommunitymedia.org.
The AHDR contributes to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas. AHDR is based in the Home for Cooperation, opposite Ledra Palace in Nicosia. The Prix Jeunesse event is part of the AHDR’s Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE) project, which is supported by the United Nations Development Programme – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT).For more info: www.ahdr.info or www.home4cooperation.info