Amid business deals, panel discussions and special announcements, day three at MipCom also saw the Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007 winners being announced. The winning titles were chosen by an international grand jury from a total of 32 nominated projects.
Organised in partnership with Any Screen Productions, Marché du Film de Cannes & Short Film Corner, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the MipCom Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007 received 280 entries from 38 countries, with 180 companies participating in the competition.
Ted Baracos, Director of Digital Media, Reed MIDEM, said, “The record participation in this year’s Awards demonstrates the growing importance of mobile and Internet production for the global TV and film industries. By creating and hosting the Mobile & Internet TV Awards at MipCom, we are actively promoting the creative and commercial development of new content formats over digital platforms.”
The international grand jury included Neeraj Roy, Managing Director and CEO, Hungama Mobile (India) as President of Grand Jury. The Jury member were Miles Beckett, Co-Founder & CEO LG15 Studios (USA); Judy Gladstone, Exec Director, Bravo!FACT (Canada); Laurence Herszberg, GM Forum des Images & Founder Pocket Films Festival France; Mark Selby, Global Vice-President Multimedia, Nokia (UK); Juha Tiihonen CEO & Co-Founder, Starcut Oy (Finland); Karin Timpone, Head of Consumer & Customer Innovation, Yahoo! Inc. (USA).
The nine winners of the MipCom Mobile TV Awards 2007 were Jeb’s Jobs, Weekend Productions, UK in the category ‘Best short form AV entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet comedy’; Emmerdale Online Channel: Hoodlum, Australia in the category ‘Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet drama’; History Rocks, A&E Television Networks, USA in the category ‘Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet’ and The Finer things, Speedy Productions, South Africa in ‘Best short form audiovisual entertainment made for mobile and/or Internet factual’.
The winner in the category ‘Best mobile service for social community & UGC category’ was ‘Vringo, Vringo Inc, Israel’; Toei Anime Comic, Toei Animation Co, Japan in ‘Best made-for-mobile or film channel’; Best Show Ever, MTV Networks International, USA in the ‘Best Cross platform & Interactive mobile TV format’ category; King Boxer-Mobisode Celestial Pictures Ltd, Hong Kong in the ‘Best short film originally created or repurposed for mobile’ and ‘Colorful EU, Kodolanyi Janos University-Visual Workshop, Hungary’ in the Best film shot on a mobile device.
The third edition of the MipCom Mobile & Internet TV Awards was sponsored by Mini Movie Channel, Thomson and Yahoo!.