Lily’s Driftwood Bay, Sixteen South’s delightful pre-school animation created entirely from objects found washed up on the beach, has won a prestigious Prix Jeunesse International 2016 award, announced in Munich.
Formed to celebrate high-quality television that meets children’s needs within their culture and as part of a big world, the Prix Jeunesse Awards promote excellence in children’s and youth TV programmes from around the world. Lily’s Driftwood Bay triumphed in the Up to 6 Fiction category, beating 23 other finalists from countries across the globe including Iran, Canada, Chile, USA, Germany and Hungary.
This latest award adds to Lily’s Driftwood Bay’s growing list of honours which includes a Broadcast award, a British Animation Award (BAA) and an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA).
Sixteen South’s Creative Director, Colin Williams says: “We are absolutely thrilled that Lily’s Driftwood Bay has been recognised in one of the most important competitions and by such a prestigious jury against so many other wonderful shows from around the world. It’s a huge testament to our team here in Belfast who have worked so hard to create such a unique, distinctive and charming series”.
Created by BAFTA-winning and EMMY® nominated Belfast-based studio Sixteen South, Lily’s Driftwood Bay is a beautifully crafted series about making fun and adventure from things that you find. The series features characters and environments completely created from objects found washed up on the beach.
A brand new second series of Lily’s Driftwood Bay co-produced with KiKA – Der Kinderkanal of ARD & ZDF/Germany starts on Nick Jr. in the UK and Sprout in the US in June.
Lily’s Driftwood Bay is supported by Northern Ireland Screen.