Kidscreen Summit is happening online this year, and Canadian talent will be there, ready for business! Launching on February 8, 2021 with a special market week of screenings, talks, pitch sessions, and networking opportunities, Kidscreen Summit Virtual continues through March 5, with keynotes, conferences, Q&As and loads of other programming. And guess what? The 2021 Kidscreen Awards (winners to be announced February 9, 2021 at the Kidscreen Summit Virtual) are bursting with Canadian nominees!

Canada’s got quite the online presence planned at this can’t-miss kids television and digital media industry market, so stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, here’s your guide to the awesome Canadian projects and companies in the running at the 2021 Kidscreen Awards!

First up, in the programming categories:

Preschool programming

  • Best Live-Action Series : Dino Dana (produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, TVOKids)
  • Best Mixed-Media Series: Blue’s Clues & You! (produced by 9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films)
  • Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie: The Sound of DinosaursDino Dana (produced by Canadian companies Sinking Ship Entertainment and TVOKids and international partner Amazon Prime Video)

Kids programming

  • Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie: The Most Magnificent Thing (produced by Corus Entertainment, Nelvana)
  • Best Live-Action Series:
    • Are You Afraid of the Dark? (produced by Ace Entertainment, Nickelodeon)
    • Alien TV (produced by Canadian company Entertainment One, as well as international partners POP Family Entertainment, Netflix, Nine Network)
    • Backyard Beats (produced by Bristow Global Media, TVOKids)
    • Mini Yoga Season Two (produced by Groupe Media TFO)
  • Best Inclusivity: Molly of Denali (produced by Canadian animation studio Atomic Cartoons and Boston Network WGBH)

 

Tweens/ Teens programming

  • Best New Series: The Complicated Life of Léa Olivier (La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier) (produced by Encore Television, Slalom Productions)
  • Best Mixed-Media Series:
    • About Sex (produced by Echo Media, CBC Gem)
    • FLIP, l’algorithme (produced by Groupe Média TFO)
  • Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie:
    FLIPPONS 2019 (produced by Groupe Média TFO)
  • Best Inclusivity: About Sex (produced by Echo Media, CBC Gem)

Next, in the broadcasting categories, here are your nominees…

  • Channel of the Year: Family Channel
  • Best Programming Block:
    • CBC Kids Morning Block (CBC Kids)
    • TVOKids (TVO)
  • Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team:
    • Janaye Upshaw, Tony Kim, Gary the Unicorn, Cottonball Cat, Mr. Orlando, Makeup Monster (CBC Kids Studio K)
    • Lucas Meeuse, Greg Liow, Laura Commisso (TVOKids)
    • Pascal Boyer—FLIP, l’algorithmeFLIPPONS (TFO)

 

Stay tuned for more details on Canada’s online presence at Kidscreen Summit Virtual!