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BORN ON wins gold for Best Television Documentary in USA

News   •   Apr 20, 2016 13:00 CEST

The docuseries from Monster and NRK, BORN ON, wins Gold World Medal for Best Television Documentary and Information Program in the category History and Society at tonights New York Film Festival International TV and Film Awards.

“I am extremely proud to accept this award. The essence of our program is a belief that everyone has an interesting story to tell, and I am moved by the fact that the lives of ordinary people is recognized”, producer Sandra Hafsahl says, and continues:

“It hardly ever feels natural to quote His Majesty The King of Norway, but today I will. In his speech to the Norwegian People on New Years Eve he said that `This fall we have been able to follow a TV series called DATOEN (BORN ON) where we hear the life stories of normal and famous people. And it is said in that series that Everything starts somewhere. On a date. And then the rest follows. (…) We normally don´t know how things end.´ And when we started working on this documentary series, we hoped that it would move the Norwegian people, but we had no idea at what extent and that it would also be interesting for people in the rest of the world. So today we are proud, grateful and very happy. Nothing less.”

Several hundred production companies from 50 countries have submitted their shows to the competition that ended with a huge award show in Las Vegas April 19th. The jury was a mix of 200 international film directors, producers and actors from all over the world.

BORN ON is a format distributed by DRG, and it is also in production for Channel 4 in Great Britain at the moment.

Producer Sandra Hafsahl and Creative Director Monster Entertainment, Vibecke Rolland, accepted the award in Las Vegas.

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