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Babylon Berlin, Clique, Jailers, Missions and Ride Upon the Storm win at MIPDrama

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CANNES: MIPTV has announced the winners of the second edition of MIPDrama Screenings, which this year included awards in two distinct categories, and from two different juries as well as awards chosen by MIPDrama Screenings buyers.

The Grand Jury, made up of leading international showrunners and programme creators, awarded the prize in the full episodes category to Jailers (produced by Globo and Gullane/Spray Films, distributed by Globo and broadcast by Globo – Brazil). The Grand Jury prize in the Works in Progress category went to Babylon Berlin (produced by X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film, distributed by Beta Film and broadcast by Sky Germany and ARD – Germany).

The TV Critics jury gave its award for best Full Episode to MISSIONS (produced by Empreinte Digitale, distributed by AB International Distribution and broadcast by OCS – France); and the TV Critics award for best Work in Progress to Ride upon the storm (produced by DR Drama in coproduction with Arte and Sam le Français, distributed by Studiocanal and broadcast by DR1/Arte – Denmark).

And in a MIPTV exclusive, buyers at the MIPDrama Screenings had the chance to vote for their favourite show in both categories via the MIPTV app. The MIPDrama Screenings audience award in the Full Episode category went to Clique (produced by BBC Studios in association with Balloon Entertainment, distributed by all3media International and broadcast by BBC Scotland/BBC Three – United Kingdom), and in the Work in Progress category to Ride Upon the Storm (produced by DR Drama in coproduction with Arte and Sam Le Français, distributed by Studiocanal and broadcast by DR1/Arte – Denmark).

The 2017 MIPDrama Screenings provided the international drama community, including 450 top buyers, with an exclusive first-look at some of the most exciting upcoming series on the global marketplace.

Designed to meet growing international demand for high-end drama series from major drama-producing territories, MIPDrama Screenings is a premium showcase curated by the MIP Drama Buyers' Advisory Board. Six shows were selected to compete in each category, screening before an audience of leading acquisition executives and media from around the world, along with producers, distributors, and agents.

The awards were presented at the Closing Ceremony of the 2017 MIPDrama Screenings on Sunday 2 April in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, on the eve of the MIPTV global entertainment content market, which runs 3-6 April.

The members of the prestigious Grand Jury were: Frank Spotnitz, Executive Producer and writer (“The X-Files,” “The Man in the High Castle”); Lars Blomgren, Chairman, Scripted Exchange, Endemol Shine Group, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Filmlance International, and Executive Producer (“The Bridge,” “Beck,” “Spring Tide”); Virginie Brac, screenwriter (“Cannabis,” “Paris,” “Spiral”); Ran Tellem , Head of International Content Development for Mediapro and former Head of Content for Keshet, Executive Producer (“Homeland”); and Jalil Lespert, director and actor (“Iris,” “Yves Saint Laurent,” “Versailles”).

The TV Critics Jury comprised Maureen Ryan, Chief Television Critic, Variety (USA); Benji Wilson, TV Critic for the Telegraph (UK); and Constance Jamet, Critic for Le Figaro (France).

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