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Brit ‘Granton’ wins Prix Italia in fiction

Sweden's 'Hammarkullen' garners nod for fiction serials

MILAN — U.K’s Channel Four Television’s program “Granton Star House” won the Prix Italia 1998 for TV fiction, a jury representing nine international broadcasters announced Saturday in Assisi, Italy.

Directed by Paul McGuigan, the program was produced by Alex Usbourne and David Muir for Channel Four, with a script by Irvine Welsh adapted from his book “The Acid House.” The cast included Stephen McCole, Gary Sweeney and Jenny McCrindle.

Sweden’s “Hammarkullen” received the Prix Italia for fiction serials, this year being the first time it has been awarded.

Directed by Agneta Fagerstrom-Olsson, it was produced by Ralph Evers with a script by Peter Birro.

Finland’s “The Man Who Never Was …” won in the performing art category. It was directed by Joe Davidow and produced by Kino Production and Finnish network YLE&TV1 Cultural Programs. In this section, the jury mentioned “Queens for a Day” submitted by SSR, Switzerland, and “The War Symphonies” submitted by ZDF, Germany.

Cultural docu winner

Among the programs in the TV docu section, “A Girl Against Mafia,” submitted by France 3, France, directed and scripted by Marco Amenta and produced by Florent Marcie and Marco Amenta won the Prix Italia for cultural docus. The documentary is an Italian project that was produced and broadcast in France after pubcaster RAI refused to invest in it. It was considered unanimously the best for its overall qualities.

A newly introduced second award in the documentary section, for current affairs programs, went to the Japanese “Why Did They Kill Their Neighbors?” Submitted by NHK, it was written and directed by Kumiko Igarashi, and produced by Jun Ibuki. In the docu section the jury mentioned “In My Father’s House” produced by NOS, Netherlands, and “The Way,” submitted by MTV, Hungary.

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