CIAWARDS21: Shortlist & venue announced!

TBI is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Content Innovation Awards, the annual event celebrating the broadcasters, producers and distributors making the biggest impact in the TV landscape.

We have been inundated with entries and can now reveal those in the running to have their achievements recognised and win one of our coveted awards.

Here are a few of the nominees:

Best Debut Drama Series

Sky UK for I Hate Suzie
Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana for Nudes
Cineflix Rights for Manayek
ViacomCBS Networks Africa for Isono
Banijay Rights for Adult Material
NTV Broadcasting Company for Fatherland
Banijay Rights for The Hunt For A Killer

Series Launch of the Year

Eureka Productions for Name That Tune
Eureka Productions for Full Bloom
NTV Broadcasting Company forFatherland
Gloob for BBD S15 Launch Campaign
Gloob for Miraculous Launch Campaign
ABC Commercial for Fisk
Banijay Rights for Two Weeks To Live

Best Animated Kids Programme

Sky UK for The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
Sky UK for The Epic Adventures of Morph
Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana forAquaTeam – Sea Adventure
ABC Commercial for Big Words Small Stories
August Media Holdings for Tish Tash

Entertainment Format of the Year

Bandicoot for The Masked Singer UK
BBC Studios for Dancing with the Stars
BBC Studios for Great Bake Off
Sky UK for Life And Rhymes
Sky UK for Rob & Romesh Vs
Eureka Productions for Holey Moley
NTV Broadcasting Company for Superstar
WorldExtremeTV for Extreme Cuisine

Best Short-Form Series

SBS for The Swiping Game: What is Yellow Fever
Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana for Web Side Story (seasons 2 and 3)
YouTube Originals for Creator Spotlights
Record TV for Hunger of the Invisibles
ViacomCBS Networks Africa for Dear Black Girl
ViacomCBS Networks Africa for Liyadlal’iPiano
Zone3 for Teodore Without The H (Teodore pas de H) – Season 2
Shaftesbury for Slo Pitch

Representation on Screen

Joined Up Films for What Does Australia Really Think About Disability?
Douglas Road Productions for Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History
Sky UK for Micah Richards: Tackling Racism
YouTube Originals for Together We Rise
YouTube Originals for YouTube Pride 2021
Cineflix Rights for Wynonna Earp
Banijay Rights for Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power
ABC Commercial for Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra
Gusto Worldwide Media for CombiNation Plates


Venue revealed

We are also excited to announce this year’s Content Innovation Awards will take place in Church House Westminster on 4 November.

The prestigious and luxury venue, located in the heart of London, is one of the capital’s hidden gems that offer stunning views overlooking Westminster Abbey. It is the perfect setting to celebrate your achievements and network amongst the most influential content producers, broadcasters, and distributors. So book your seat today and don’t miss out on the hottest ticket of the year!


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