ALICIA WINT PRIX ITALIA De Prix Italia is de oudste internationale mediaprijs, die jaarlijks door de Italiaanse publieke omroep RAI wordt uitgereikt aan de beste radio-, televisie- en internetprogramma’s.
The Jury: Vera Krincvajova (CTV, Czech Rep.), Laura Vehkaoja (YLE, Finland), Catherine Alvaresse (FRANCE2, France), Syl van Duyn (NPO, Netherlands), Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP, Poland), Tereza Sanchez (RTVE, Spain), Charlotte Hellström (SVT, Sweden), Hanka Kastelicova (HBOE, Pan-European Broadcaster).The President: Charlotte Hellström (SVT, Sweden)
THE WINNER IS: ALICIA (NPO, Netherlands)
Direction: Maasja Ooms; Production: Willemijn Cerutti; Script: Maasja Ooms; Music: Jesper Ankarfeldt; Sound/mixage: Joost Oskamp; Editing: Maasja Ooms; Edit-coach: Sander Vos; Producing organisation: Cerutti Film Productions; Coproducing organisation: VPRO Television; Year of production 2017
Motivations: The award for best TV documentary Prix Italia 2018 was chosen by the jury unanimously. The winner is the Dutch documentary « Alicia » - made by the excellent one woman-team Maasja Ooms, coproduced by VPRO Television. The film « Alicia » is not only a powerful portrait of a young girl drifting from foster family care to life in institutions. It’s also a portrait of a system that is not working, social heritage and lack of love. A sensitive subject treated with warm compassion without judging the absent mother or the social workers. The documentary shows excellence in all aspects of filmmaking: best directing, best camera work, best storytelling and best editing. It’s beautifully put together with emotional breaks to help the audience breath, and reflect. It punches us in the stomach with a message we never will forget. The prize doesn’t only go to the filmmaker - we also want to dedicate it to Alicia herself for sharing her life with us. Thank you!