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Prix CIRCOM 2012
- Published: February 02, 2010.
The jury of the Prix CIRCOM awarded the production of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg on a honour killing in a family which lives in the West while retaining another culture. The story, which also won the new Prix CIRCOM category - Minorities in Society, was selected by the judges because of its strong line and its richness in elements. The award was announced at the Prix Gala in Malmö, Sweden, broadcast live by SVT and before 300 delegates from 26 countries who are attending the current CIRCOM Regional Annual Conference
In this story, the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg shows how on 7 February 2005, Hatun Sürücü was shot at a bus stop in Berlin by her brother Ayhan, who claims the ”lost family honour” as his motivation and the defence of his murderous action. This crime is the most widely known ”honour killing” in Germany and has triggered a debate about ”parallel societies”.
The category winners and commended were:
Commended: TG4 (Ireland) for Galway Races.
Commended: NRK Troms and Finnmark (Norway) for The Turning Point.
Commended: RTV Vojvodina (Serbia) for Star Dust.
Investigative Journalism (new category):
Commended: BNT Sofia (Bulgaria) for Vote to Rent.
Social Interaction and Viewer Support:
Commended: SVT Växjoö (Sweden) for Berga is on Fire.
Magazine and News Magazine:
Commended: RTE Southerns (Ireland) for The Business.
Minorities in Society (new category):
Commended: BBC Yorkshire (UK) for Autism.
Commended: Rosen Tsvetkov from BNT Sofia (Bulgaria).
Commended: Razvan Cojocariu from TVR Iasi (Romania).
The winners/winning stations commented their awards in the following way:
DOCUMENTARY: Laure Pradal: " I am so happy. This documentary gives an absolutely different vision about the beach. This was a surprise because this is a comedy documentary".
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: Cecilia Eriksson Graner: "I am glad. Surprised!. This means so much to me because it is very important for me to remember that I can really do something useful for the future and believe in myself".
SOCIAL INTERACTION: Gerson Veenstra. "Seeing people enjoying this video is wonderful!. Not only for me but for all of my team. I did not expect to win because there were so many entries. I am feeling so proud".
MAGAZINE AND NEWS MAGAZINE: Florian Ringuede: "I feel so proud and happy. We started only 8 months ago. It was such a challenge. Everything was so new for me. So this award is very important for everyone."
MINORITIES IN SOCIETY and GRAND PRIX: Matthias Deiss: "This is wonderful! It is wonderful because we worked so much. We spent so many nights filming and now we got these awards. We have never been awarded before so this will help us to keep going on with our job."
SPORT: Ian Bucknell: "I am happy, delighted and proud. We worked real hard and people helped us. We won the award for this, because we worked hard and things went well".
VIDEO JOURNALISM: Nicola Rees: "I feel thrilled, excited and proud. After working so hard this is great. People thought at first that video journalism would not work. Just one person filming, editing and writing. And now there are so many video journalists around. It is great."
The judges met in Iasi, Romania, in April, hosted by TVR Iasi. They are:
Cees van der Wel, RTV Rijnmond, The Netherlands
Ulf Morten Davidsen, NRK Ostfold, Norway
Maire ni Chonlain, TG4 Galway, Ireland
Mojca Recek, RTVSlo Maribor, Slovenia
Dan Ratiu, TVR Timisoara, Romania
Nick Simons, NRK Ostfold, Norway
Johan Linden, SVT and Circom Regional, Sweden
Carmen Olaru, TVR Iasi, Romania
Karol Cioma, Circom Regional, Wales
Tony O’Shaughnessy, Circom Regional, Wales
Nikki O’Donnell, BBC East, England
Valerie Giacomello, France TV, France
Malgorzata Orlowska, TVP Lublin, Poland
Theodoris Tsepos, ERT 3 Thessaloniki, Greece
Geronimo Akelund, SVT Stockholm, Sweden
Judges at the viewing sessions in Iasi, Romania, explain how they go about their task of finding the best regional television programmes in Europe:
This was a record year for the Prix with 189 entries, beating the previous best of 183 in 2007 and well above last year’s 157.
Prix CIRCOM 2012 Gala picture gallery