The Prix Italia is an international Television, Radio-broadcasting and Web award. It was established in 1948 by RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana (in 1948, RAI had the denomination RAI – Radio Audizioni Italiane) in Capri and is honoured with the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.[1] More than one hundred public and private radio and television organisations representing 57 countries from the five continents form and outline the community of the Prix Italia which is in continuous evolution. Unique in the world, among International festivals and prizes, is the organisational and decision-making body of the Prix. The delegates of broadcating members decide and resolve the editorial outline and elect the President.

RAI is in charge and responsible of the organisation of the event, and the General Secretariat has its headquarters in Rome. Prix Italia is held in an Italian city of art and culture annually every September/October for a week, in collaboration with local authorities. The event is an authentic and unique moment of gathering and professional debate about the quality of the programmes in competition. It is the right venue where one can collaborate, define agreements and express points of view with fellow colleagues of the media sector.

The public participates in the concerts, films, shows, previews, round tables, "all night out", master classes, radio and web events. Thanks to the "on demand" work stations, everyone can listen to and watch all the best worldwide programmes in competition.

The drive for quality and responsibility of the Prix Italia resulted in Signis (former Unda) (The International Catholic organisation for Radio and Television) having its own jury for the first time in 1997 Prix Italia's edition held in Ravenna. The three-member jury consisted of Victor Sunderaj, Secretary General of Unda, John McDonald, producer for Scottish Television, and Rita Lefevere, producer for Belgian Radio and Television (BRTN). The goal of this jury was the rewarding of a television programme that supported human dignity. The first award of Unda was given to the producers of Child Molesters: On the Trail of Sex Offenders. "The producers achieved more than the mere promotion of human dignity: they fought for it", explained the Unda jury in its motivation. Since 2002, the Unda jury has been changed into the SIGNIS jury.

History

The Prix Italia was established in Capri in 1948.[2] Originally dedicated only to radio works, starting from 1957 it also included television works, and from 1998, the competition has also awarded multimedia projects created on web digital platforms. Over the years it has been hosted in many of the most famous Italian cities of art.[3]

The idea of an international radio award was proposed in 1948 by director general of Rai, Salvino Sernesi, the director of programmes Giulio Razzi and the director of the drama and revue sector, the playwright Sergio Pugliese. On 13th September of the same year in Capri, the delegations of fourteen radio organisations representing Austria, the Vatican State, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Principality of Monaco, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and Trieste (which was then a free territory). On that same occasion, the regulations were drawn up and the international prize was officially established.[4]

Festival Editions

2022 - Bari (3 - 8 October)
2021 - Milan - "Rebuilding Culture and Entertainment. Media’s Role for a New Start[5]"
2020 - Rome - “Public Service and the Virtual Newsroom: Back to the Future?”
2019 - Rome - "Celebrating Cultural Diversity in a Global Media World"
2018 - Capri - "The Memory of the Future"
2017 - Milan - “Back to Facts”
2016 - Lampedusa - "Historytelling, now"[6]
2015 - Turin - “The Power of Storytelling”
2014 - Turin - “The Innovation Laboratory[7]
2013 - Turin - “The Tree of Ideas“
2012 - Turin - “The World in the Mirror”
2011 - Turin
2010 - Turin
2009 - Turin
2008 - Cagliari
2007 - Verona
2006 - Venice
2005 - Milan
2004 - Catania - Taormina
2003 - Catania - Siracusa
2002 - Palermo - Agrigento
2001 - Bologna - Reggio Emilia
2000 - Bologna - Rimini
1999 - Florence - Siena
1998 - Assisi
1997 - Ravenna
1996 - Naples
1995 - Bologna
1994 - Turin
1993 - Rome
1992 - Parma
1991 - Urbino - Pesaro
1990 - Palermo
1989 - Perugia
1988 - Capri
1987 - Vicenza
1986 - Lucca
1985 - Cagliari
1984 - Trieste
1983 - Capri
1982 - Venice
1981 - Siena
1980 - Riva del Garda
1979 - Lecce
1978 - Milan
1977 - Venice
1976 - Bologna
1975 - Florence
1974 - Florence
1973 - Venice
1972 - Torin
1971 - Venice
1970 - Florence
1969 - Mantua
1968 - Rome
1967 - Ravenna
1966 - Palermo
1965 - Florence
1964 - Genoa
1963 - Naples
1962 - Verona
1961 - Pisa
1960 - Trieste
1959 - Sorrento
1958 - Venice
1957 - Taormina
1956 - Rimini
1955 - Perugia
1954 - Florence
1953 - Palermo
1952 - Milan
1951 - Naples
1950 - Turin
1949 - Venice
1948 - Capri

List of laureates

References

  1. ^ "73rd Prix Italia Catalogue" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Rai's Prix Italia Celebrates 70th Anniversary".
  3. ^ "Hosting Cities".
  4. ^ Belloni Sonzogni, Amelia (2018). Cultura e qualità di rete. Storia del Prix Italia 1948 - 2008. ISBN 978-88-6178-214-3.
  5. ^ "73rd Prix Italia" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Prix Italia a Lampedusa".
  7. ^ "Il Prix Italia a Torino".
  8. ^ "Music – Music News, New Songs, Videos, Music Shows and Playlists from MTV". www.mtv.com. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  9. ^ Radio Drama Awards - Prix Italia (2002 - Filip Šovagović, in Croatian)
  10. ^ "Prix Italia voor 'Paolo Ventura, de verdwijnende man". www.villamedia.nl. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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