Mipcom announces Mobile TV Awards winners

CANNES: It was so near yet so far for India at the Mipcom Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007, which were announced here today.

Tangerine Digital Entertainment‘s entry Dancing Queen couldn‘t make it beyond the final three, losing out in the end to Hungarian entry Colorful EU.

The international trophies were awarded earlier this evening at a well attended event hosted by British comedian, actor, singer Brian Conley. The winning titles were chosen by an international grand jury from a total of 32 nominated projects.

Organised in partnership with Any Screen Productions, Marché du Film de Cannes and Short Film Corner, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the Mipcom Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007 received 280 entries from 38 countries, and a record number of 180 companies participated in the competition.

Reed Midem director of digital media Ted Baracos comments: "The record participation in this year‘s awards demonstrates the growing importance of mobile and internet production to the global TV and film industries. By creating and hosting the Mobile & Internet TV Awards at Mipcom, we are actively promoting the creative and commercial development of new content formats over digital platforms."

The international grand jury presented a ‘Mobile & Internet TV Award‘ to the most compelling project in each category. The grand jury included the following members: President of Grand Jury, Neeraj Roy, Managing Director and CEO, Hungama Mobile (India), Miles Beckett, Co-Founder and CEO LG15 Studios (USA), Judy Gladstone, executive director, Bravo!FACT Foundation to assist Canadian TalentCTVglobemedia Inc. (Canada), Laurence Herszberg, General Manager Forum des Images and Founder Pocket Films Festival France, Mark Selby, Global Vice President Multimedia, Nokia (UK), Juha Tiihonen CEO and co-Founder, Starcut Oy (Finland), Karin Timpone, Head of Consumer & Customer Innovation, Yahoo! Inc. (USA).

The 9 Winners of the Mipcom Mobile TV Awards 2007 are :

1. Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet comedy:

Jeb‘s Jobs, Weakend Productions, UK.

2.Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet drama:

Emmerdale Online Channel: Hoodlum, Australia.

3. Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet:lifestyle/music :

History Rocks, A&E Television Networks, USA

4. Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet factual :

The Finer things, Speedy Productions, South Africa

5. Best mobile service for social community & UGC:

Vringo, Vringo Inc, Israel.

6. Best made-for-mobile or film channel:

Toei Anime Comic, Toei Animation Co, Japan

7. Best Cross platform & Interactive mobile TV format:

Best Show Ever, MTV Networks International, USA

8. Best short film originally created or repurposed for mobile:

King Boxer-Mobisode Celestial Pictures Ltd, Hong Kong

9. Best film shot on a mobile device:

Colorful EU, Kodolanyi Janos University-Visual Workshop, Hungary.

The third edition of the Mipcom Mobile & Internet TV Awards is sponsored by Mini Movie Channel, Thomson and Yahoo!.

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