The three winners of the fourth annual International Digital Emmys were announced at MIPTV in Cannes, France on 30 March. They are Scorched (Fiction category), Britain From Above (Non-fiction category) and Battlefront (Children and Young People category).
The International Digital Emmy is presented in recognition of excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform (ie. mobile, Internet, interactive TV, etc) originated outside of the US.
Scorched is Australia’s first ever Digital Emmy. Produced by Firelight Productions, this 90-minute telefilm has extensive online elements. It depicts a drought-ravaged Sydney encircled by bushfires in 2012.
The other two winners are both UK productions. Britain From Above presents a bird’s eye view of the nation and is a joint television and online project. The cross-platform Battlefront follows 20 teenagers campaigning to change the world.