"The Windermere Children" will be awarded the Prix Europa for Best European TV Film 2020. In 2021, the production is nominated at the Banff World Media Festival as well as for a BAFTA Award. Both awards will be presented in June.
The drama "The Windermere Children" tells the touching story of around 300 children and young people who are brought to England after being liberated from concentration camps during the final phase of the Second World War. In the protected environment of Lake Windermere, they are to spend a summer under the care of the German psychologist Oscar Friedmann learning to deal with their cruel experiences during the Holocaust in order to be able to look forward to a happier future again. The film focuses on a small group of traumatised 13- to 17-year-olds who, after years of horror, are able to experience a normal, fear-free and life-affirming everyday life again. At Lake Windermere they learn again what it means to live. Here they lay the foundation for a better future - even if many of the children only learn there that there is no hope of seeing their families again.
2020: "The Windermere Children" is awarded the Prix Europa 2020
Our film "The Windermere Children" was awarded the PRIX EUROPA 2020 at the end of October as the best European television film of the year from among more than 400 nominations from all over Europe. This is the biggest European television prize! The production was made for ZDF and the BBC and was broadcast simultaneously on both channels in early 2020.
2021: Two top nominations for "The Children of Windermere".
Our film "The Windermere Children" is nominated in the category "Best Television Movie" at the Banff World Media Festival. The international festival, which takes place annually in Banff, Canada, is one of the first to deal with TV content - already since the late 1970s. The Rockie Award is thus one of the most traditional and renowned TV awards.
The award ceremony will take place on 15 June.
In addition, "The Windermere Children" has been nominated for a BAFTA in the category "Best Single Drama". The BAFTA Awards, comparable to the Oscars or Emmies, are the most important British awards for film and TV productions. They are awarded by the members of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The chairman and patron of BAFTA is Prince William.
The awards ceremony is on 6 June 2021, this year also without an audience, but broadcast live on the BBC.