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International Emmy Awards: Nomination for „Generation War“

  • „Generation Warnominated in the category for TV Movie/Mini-Series
  • ZDF three-parter by Philipp Kadelbach partly shot in NRW
  • Another nomination goes to "Wagnerwahn"
  • Ceremony of the International Emmy Awards on November 24, 2014

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has just announced the nominations for the International Emmy Awards during the MIPCOM in Cannes. The TV productions selected from around the globe include the ZDF three-parter „Generation War“ ("Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter") which is also a production backed by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and partly shot in North Rhine-Westphalia. Philipp Kadelbach's three-parter was nominated in the category for TV Movie/Mini-Series.

„The nomination for the International Emmys for ‚Generation War‘ is a further accolade for the award-winning mini-series! Excellently cast and grippingly told, the exceptional production was rightly rewarded with media attention, fantastic ratings and strong foreign sales. We warmly  congratulate the whole team of ‚Generation War’ on this success and will be keeping our fingers crossed for New York!“, says Petra Müller, CEO of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

„Generation War“ tells the story of five young friends who go their separate ways in the war-torn Berlin of 1941 and see their lives experience fateful twists until the end of the war in 1945.  The historical three-parter is a co-production by ZDF and teamWorx in association with Betafilm and ZDF Enterprises and was produced on 20 of 86 shooting days in NRW. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW backed the production with € 900,000, with other funding coming from the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and nordmedia Fonds.

Another nomination in the category "Arts Programming" goes to „Wagnerwahn“ representing the cross-media format DIE KULTURAKTE. Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion coproduced it with RBB, WDR, ZDF and SWR, it was funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW also supported a part of DIE KULTURAKTE ("Die Akte Beethoven" by Hedwig Schmutte and Ralf Pleger).

The International Emmy Awards will be presented in New York on November 24. All of the nominated films and programmes will be shown beforehand on two days during the International Emmy World Television Festival where around 700 TV professionals from 60 nations are expected to attend.

As the leading German TV hub, NRW has been coming to the television festival since 2009 to showcase its industry and sends a delegation of TV professionals there every year. The NRW partnership is made up of the federal state of NRW, the media authority LfM and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

The media region of NRW and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has been cooperating since 2009. Moreover, one section of the Emmy Judgings is held in Cologne.