Adelaide brothers Nathan and Luke Jurevicius and Werner Film Productions/Hoodlum Entertainment have won prizes at the fifth annual Kidscreen awards.
The brothers’ Peleda took the awards for best animated one-off special or TV movie in teens/tweens programming and best companion website in kids programming.
Aired as an interstitial series on ABC3, the show and online game follow two unlikely heroes, Mina and Valdis, on a quest to save the fantastical world of Peleda from the clutches of Giltine, Queen of the owls.
Werner Film Productions/Hoodlum’s Dance Academy series 3 was named best companion website in tweens/teens programming. Dance Academy won the same award last year. The series is backed by the ABC, Germany's ZDF/ZDFE and the Australian Children's Television Foundation.
The awards, which celebrate excellence in the global children’s entertainment industry for programming and broadcasting, were handed out at the Kidscreen summit in New York.
The South Australians who run Vishus Productions were part of the creative team behind Chocolate Liberation Front/Ambience Entertainment's The Adventures of Figaro Pho, which won the best animation and best design gongs at last year’s awards.