Prix Italia announces the 27 finalists to be held in Bari

Prix Italia announces the 27 finalists to be held in Bari
Announced the 27 finalist programmes that will compete for the podium at the 75th PRIX ITALIA, to be held in Bari from 2 to 6 October.

The selection, which took place over the summer, ended last Friday and the finalist programmes out of 266 productions submitted to the Competition - three nominations for each of the 9 categories in the official Radio/Podcast, TV and Digital sections - were chosen by an international jury of 80 professionals from all over the world: producers, programme managers, broadcaster technicians and operators from the participating companies, who are familiar with the international broadcasting landscape from the inside out.

As every year, the selection of shortlisted programmes offers a wide range of in-depth studies, topical, cultural and entertainment products, a unique overview of the best of international radio and television production. 18 broadcasters are represented: from UK (CHANNEL 4, in the final with I Am Ruth, which scooped the top prizes at the last BAFTA Television Awards) to Australia (ABC), Czech Republic (ČRO), Denmark (DR), Ireland (RTÉ), Norway (NRK), Poland (TVP), Slovenia (RTVSLO) and Spain (RTVE). In addition to Italian Rai, which received 5 nominations, productions from Switzerland (SRG SSR, with 4 nominations), Netherlands (NPO, 3 nominations), France (ARTE and RADIO FRANCE, with 3 finalist products), Germany (ARD, 2 nominations) and Sweden (SVT, 2 nominations) were also very successful. A significant interest in Asian productions has also been noted, from South Korea (MBC) to Japan (NHK).

The war topic is still very present this year, in the news stories and in the in-depth analysis of its social and cultural implications. At the same time, the easing of the pandemic emergency has brought back a strong desire for sociality and culture with great innovation and constant experimentation.

The Italian Rai, the South Korean MBC and the Swiss SRG SSR are also among the three finalists of the Prix Italia/Ifad/Copeam Special Prize, which is now in its second edition and aims to create awareness on sustainability issues and food security, increasingly linked to the protection of ecosystems and water resources.

During the Award Ceremony, two other special prizes will be presented: the Signis Prize and the Special Prize in Honour of the President of the Italian Republic, whose jurors will select the best product among the 27 finalists.

The programme of the Prix Italia is available via QR-code and on the website LINK