When I attended PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL in 2014 for the first time I was thrilled by seeing so many people from different countries watching wonderful programs and connecting with each other for future cooperation. This was when I started thinking of organizing something similar for my students. Fortunately, we had the chance to be part of the PJ International Youth Jury in 2016 and this was when I realized the interest of the students to learn about media, even after school. In the beginning of 2017 I talked to Kirsten Schneid, PRIX JEUNESSE's festival and project coordinator, about the possibility to organize a PJ Suitcase workshop in Malisheva. The aim was to involve a larger number of students, teachers and even our National TV. For me this was a great challenge, having to organize a cultural event without any financial support from our local government. But with joint forces we managed - thanks to my school director, friends and my students.
22 TV professionals of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation gathered for two full days at the Kofi Annan Conference Center in Accra, Ghana, ready for input from children’s TV programmes from all corners of the world. The programmes presented were part of the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase, a unique training tool which was brought over by Kirsten Schneid, PRIX JEUNESSE’s festival and project coordinator, who led through the screenings and discussions of shows for the age-groups Up to 6, 7 – 10 and 11 – 15.
“For a quality television for children” was the leading topic of the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase workshop on the 17th and 18th of January 2017 in Santo Domingo. The workshop was organized by the “Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo, Funglode” and took place in its facilities. By Sandra Cadavid, Funglode
New York, NY - On January 11, 2017, more than seventy children’s media makers gathered at Fordham University to see the Prix Jeunesse “Suitcase”, a television screening curated for our audience by industry leader David Kleeman. The episodes were selected from those shows presented at the Prix Jeunesse International festival and competition in Munich, Germany last year. By LaToye Adams
David Kleeman presented the PRIX JEUNESSE 2016 Suitcase at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield on 7th July, and the audience was moved. Read a great report by CMC blogger Rick Adams:
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On May 30th and 31st 2016, a PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase workshop was held in the city of Pinar del Rio the first Cuban regional workshop on children and communication. 25 radio and TV producers from several provinces (Pinar del Rio, Mayabeque and Havana) gathered to talk, screen and debate about diversity in children’s communication, celebrating the 70th anniversary of UNICEF and 25th anniversary of the ratification of Children’s Right Convention and facing Cuban sustainable development emergencies.
The deadline for submitting programmes into PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2016 was on 11 December 2015. We are excited that we can announce a record number of submissions: Almost 400 children's and youth TV programmes from 60 countries have been entered into the six categories and will compete for the prestigious awards. The next step of preparations will be the tough preselection. From 15 to 20 January 2016 an international team of jurors, all oustanding children's media professionals, will come together at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation in Munich, to decide on the finalists.
Meet our Team of jurors:
“What it means to be me!” – this year’s theme of the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL festival literally demands for creative expressions of identity. Children and youth all over the world were asked to send in drawings in which they express what shapes their identities.
Films, Popcorn and Soft-Drinks – a package that goes down well on a weekend in Windhoek, Namibia. Not only media producers and media students followed the invitation by Goethe Centre Windhoek and DW Akademie to be part of the Youth-Media-Festival 2015 but also a colourful crowd of teenagers and the Namibian Youth Jury that took part in the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL Festival 2014.
On June 4, about a hundred kids, teenagers and teachers in the town of Malisheva, Kosovo took a break from their casual school routine and gathered in the cultural center “Tahir Sinani”. What for?
For the second time the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase visited the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. Again the media organization OXO, supported by the Goethe Institute in Skopje, organized the workshop.
Under the title: “Catching attention, reaching young audiences: Challenges for producers and creative film artists” eight selected experts for educative children's television met in Abu Dhabi to discuss quality standards and suitable content for film and TV productions and possible forms of cooperation in the Arab region.
The Center for Public Policy and Law (CPPL) of National Taiwan University (NTU) has organized the “Taipei Suitcase”, aforum to provide the government and the mediato think innovatively to improve the quality of our children’s television programs.