"Icon" by Wojciech Kasperski awarded at the 69th Prix Italia!

The 69th edition of the Prix Italia finished in Milan last Sunday. Wojciech Kasperski's film, co-produced by TVP, won in the TV Documentary section. The film competed with the productions of such broadcasters as German ARD, British Channel 4, French France 2 and ARTE France. 

"Icon" is a shocking tale about some excluded patients of Russian psychiatric hospital seeking their place in a world they do not understand. So far, TVP productions have received the main Prix Italia awards 6 times.

Fot.Magdalena Wolinska-Riedi
The organizer of Prix Italia is the Italian public broadcaster RAI. Polish Public Television has been a partner of this prestigious festival since 1956. This year, TVP participated at the festival on two levels, namely through submitting a production to the competition, as well as through the participation of experts in the jury and workshops accompanying the festival. All the submitted productions competed in three categories: Radio, Television and Web. Television productions were evaluated in categories of Performing Arts, Drama and Documentary. Karolina Socha-Kalinowska, the representative of the Trade and International Relations Department, was the President of the Performing Arts Jury. 

On 29th September, with the participation of speakers from Prix Italia member organizations and in cooperation with Rai Fiction, the TV Series & Web Series workshop was organized. Polish Public Television was represented by Piotr Derewenda from the Film Creation Agency, who shared with the participants his reflections and experience on film, television series and TV theatre shows production.

Prix Italia - International Competition for Radio, Television and Web is the oldest and most prestigious festival of radio and television programs. It was founded in 1948 on the initiative of Italian television RAI. The Prix Italia is an alliance of the world's major television and radio stations, including partners and permanent members from 90 public and private stations representing 48 countries from 5 continents. Polish Public Television has been a member of Prix Italia since 1956. The Festival Award is the greatest international honor for the creators of television and radio, comparable to American EMMY. 

The participation of the representatives of Polish Public Television as experts in front of other international television stations highlights the importance, achievements and professionalism of TVP.