Last October, C21/FRAPA International Format Awards went to BBC Worldwide for Epic Win, Talpa Distribution for The Voice and All3Media for The Only Way is Essex, among others.
This October, it could be you accepting a gong at the sunset cocktail event held at ClubC21 on Cannes beach.
The C21 International Format Awards 2012 in association with FRAPA are open to all programmes that had their first broadcast between September 2011 and August 2012, anywhere in the world, and are now being represented internationally as a format.
You can enter shows in any of the seven award categories by clicking here. Once we have received your entry we will be in touch to complete your entry.
Formats will be screened and voted for online during September by C21′s community of 60,000 international entertainment industry executives. We have thousands of votes from all corners of the world, making these awards the most democratic, and due to the scale of voting, fair and above influence!
Don’t delay, enter your formats now in one or more of the following categories:
1. Best Studio-Based Gameshow Format
Studio-based gameshows can cover everything from serious quizzes to physical studio games to cooking and dating games. At their core, they must take place in a closed studio environment and some game must be played, almost always with competition and winners. Previous winners include Epic Win from BBC Worldwide, Pretty Smart from Talpa Distribution and Minute to Win It from NBC Universal.
2. Best Comedy Format
This award is for unscripted comedies, not sitcoms. These are comedy formats in studio or the field that might involve sketches, improve, hidden camera or panels. They won’t be confused with actors in sitcoms but might be confused with quiz shows except, with comedies, the answers don’t matter. The laughs are the thing. Previous winners include Wall of Fame from Hat Trick International, Benidorm Bastards from Red Arrow International and I Get That a Lot from CBS Studios International.
3. Best Competition Reality Format
Comp reality takes in everything from Survivor to So You Think You Can Dance. At the core, there is a winner. Participants (celebrities or public) are playing to win. All modern talent shows are comp reality. Even though a lot of the competition takes place in a studio, nowadays, nearly all have out of studio elements not least of which is public voting. Previous winners include The Voice from Talpa Distribution, Three in a Bed from All3Media and Relentless from Zig Zag.
4. Best Factual Entertainment Format
In our awards factual entertainment has a broader definition than used in Britain where factual and factual entertainment mean different things. For these awards, factual entertainment formats are formats, shot in the field or in studios where there is not competition but rather the exploration of a slice of life either for elucidation or for entertainment. The topics could be life or death (Deadliest Catch) or lifestyle (cooking).
Previous winners include Angels of Reality from Can’t Stop Media, The Fairy Jobmother and Undercover Boss, both from All3Media.
5. Best Multi-Platform Format
Formats that at their core have some platform aside from television integral to the show’s narrative. A website, social network page or telephony that is merely a promotional vehicle for the show would not qualify. The other non-TV platforms have to interact with the casting, narrative or outcome of the show to make it a significant multi-platform format.
Previous winners include The Only Way is Essex from All3Media International, Final Punishment from beActive Entertainment and Married on MySpace from Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
6. Best Scripted Format
These are scripted shows (either comedy or drama) that have been reproduced for territories outside their country of origin. It could be The Nanny or In Treatment or Ugly Betty but wherever they come from, once they go to a second territory they are eligible for our format award.
Previous winners include Friday Night Dinner and Being Erica, both from BBC Worldwide, and Ezel from Sparks Networks.
7. Best Brand Driven Format
More than just a bit of product placement or brand integration, this category is about formats that owe their existence to a brand or advertiser that has played a crucial part in the format’s creation. The format could be a studio-based gameshow or factual entertainment chat show, but it was brought to television with the key input of a brand. Previous winners include nPower: What’s Your Goal? from North One Television and HP Space from Ice-TV.
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