Chilean program wins an International Emmy Award 2011

November 22, 2011
Printer-friendlyPrinter-friendlySend to friendSend to friend

The Chilean TV series "What is your dream?" was awarded last night in the 2011 International Emmy Awards in the category of "Best Program for Children and Youth".

"What is your dream?", released last year by Television Nacional de Chile (TVN) and supported by the Trade Commission of Chile in New York (*),  was the only Chilean production nominated for the 2011 International Emmy Awards. The series competed against the German "Allein gegen die Zeit", "Dance Academy" from Australia and "Saladin" from Malaysia.

"What is your dream?", produced by Mi Chica Producciones and directed by Paula Gomez, consists of 16 chapters of 30 minutes of each showing the diversity of Chile through the eyes of children between ages 7 and 13. The show explores their innocence, fantasies and imagination, while looking at the places they live in and how it shapes the way they see the world.

The 39th International Emmy Awards Gala took place at the Hilton Hotel, New York, and was hosted by actor Jason Priestley. The International Academy presented ten program Emmy Awards and two special awards in front of an international audience of over 1,000 entertainment professionals and media executives. Winners spanned 6 countries: Chile, Belgium, Canada, Portugal, Sweden and The United Kingdom.

The International Emmy Founders Award was presented by Lady Gaga to Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions. The International Directorate Award was presented to Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited by Richard Parsons and Archie Panjabi.
A cast of celebrities including: Ally Sheedy, Jeff Hephner, Hannah Ware, John Larroquette, Goku & Luffy, Edward Herrmann, Danny Pino, Blanca Soto, Rick Hoffman, Amy Hargreaves, Dan Rather, Wendy Williams, Vladimir Brichta, and Jessica Szohr walked the red carpet and presented the statuettes to the Winners.

It has been six years since Chile was nominated to the International Emmys. "What is your dream?" already won 2nd place in the 7-11 years category Nonfiction in the 2011 Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano and it has been praised as an insightful look at the life and thoughts of children in remote locations of Chile.

The show was funded by the State sponsored National Television Council of Chile (CNTV) and its participation at the awards is supported by the Trade Commmission of Chile in New York. Mi Chica Producciones was recently awarded funds by the CNTV to perform a second season of the series "What is your dream?", which is scheduled to air in 2013.