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RTBF’s docu-series Street-Tease (Ma Rue couche-toi là) has won the award for the “best of the best” in the Prix CIRCOM 2020, sponsored by TVP Poland. 
The announcement was made in a live zoom gathering across Europe on Wednesday 14 October 2020. 

Léa Zilber and Marc Dacosse, directors, acknowledged the Grand Prix award on behalf of RTBF, winning 3,000 euros, travel and accommodation to a gala ceremony in Ireland next year (virus controls permitting) and a trophy. More >>


Category winners receive a trophy, 1000 euros in cash and travel and accommodation to the next CIRCOM Conference and Prix Gala for two people representing the winning production or station. Category commended receive a certificate and travel and accommodation to the next CIRCOM Conference and Prix Gala for one person representing the winning production or station.

The full Jury Report detailing comments from the judges on all of the 194 entries from 22 different states and the President’s Report on the competition can be found HERE.

The list of category winners and commended is:

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Kill the Silence (Tuer le silence)
France 3 Bretagne, France

What the jury said:
Pure and purist; Sharp images; “Hand-made” graphics; No moralising; Excellent

Kid Shock in the Nursing Home (Børnechok på plejehjemmet)
TV-Midt/Vest, Denmark

What the jury said:
Authenticity of main characters; Tears to laughter; Perfectly chosen voice over

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Golden Sting (Zlaty podraz)
ČT Studio Brno, Czech Republic

What the jury said:
True, passionate love; Shadow of politics; Movie quality pictures; Fantastic narrative

Road Trip (Turas Bóthar)
TG4, Ireland

What the jury said:
Innovative and creative idea; Hilarious discussions; Fascinating format; Personal and emotional

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Free Spirits – Renato (Free Spirits – Renato)
HRT Zagreb, Croatia

What the jury said:
Difficult theme; Elegant approach; Wonderful story; Well shot and edited

Saving the Lighthouse (from news programme) (Kjeld flytter fyret fra nyhedsudsendelse)
TV Nord, Denmark

What the jury said:
Good storytelling; Full of tension; Technical details; Joy of success


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The Waste Smugglers (Søppelsmuglerne)
NRK Hordaland, Norway

What the jury said:
Stylish; Revealing; Compelling; Clever graphics

Infiltration: Conscience as Business (Infiltrace: Obchod se svedomim)
ČT Studio Ostrava, Czech Republic

What the jury said:
Very moving; Heartbreaking; We watch horrified; Instigated debate and action


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The Long Haul for Nicolai (Det seje træk for Nicolai)
TV/Midt-Vest, Denmark

What the jury said:
Story of hope; Drama; Heroism; Real “wow” effect; Beautiful shots

More Than Life (Máis ca vida)
CRTVG Galicia, Spain

What the jury said:
A captivating experience; Original and interesting idea; Emotions; Technically very good


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“Street Tease” ("Ma Rue couche-toi là")
RTBF, Belgium

What the jury said:
Innovative production; Fascinating and original; Strong, intimate stories; Good music

Borrow a Reporter (Låna en reporter)
SVT Väst, Sweden

What the jury said:
Public service format; Direct involvement of audience; Effective; Important


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Farewell to Music (Slán leis an gCeol)
RTÉ, Ireland

What the jury said:
Balladistic; Intimate; Rhythmic editing; Precise camera; Ingenious twist at end

The Visit (La visita)
Telemadrid, Spain

What the jury said:
Relaxed viewing; Slow TV; No narration; Beautiful and famous Prado gallery; Ambitious project


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BBC London: Knife crime special (BBC London: Knife crime special)
BBC London, UK

What the jury said:
Young people talking. Interesting knowledge; Professional host; Online material

InfoK: Coronavirus Special (InfoK: Especial coronavirus)
CCMA, Spain

What the jury said:
Impressive explanations; Fact-filled; Pleasure to watch; Playfulness

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Encounter with Cybèle: Sexual Assistant for the Disabled (Rencontre avec Cybèle, assistante sexuelle pour handicapés)
France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

What the jury said:
Surprising; Thought provoking; Careful editing; Delicate but firm touch

Rural Communities without Political Parties (Bygder uten politiske partier)
NRK Nordland, Norway

What the jury said:
Refreshing; Humour; Pace; Slick techniques; Excellent camera

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Ben Moore
BBC South, Southampton, UK

What the jury said:
Wide range; Technical ability; Journalism; Highly creative

Yusaf Akbar
BBC West Midlands, Birmingham, UK

What the jury said:
Digital first journalism; Creative; Innovative; Young audience; Impressive use of light, camera


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Jamie Moreland
BBC London, UK

What the jury said:
Youngest journalist at 20; Mature; Refreshing; Original; Digital first approach

There is no Commended in this category

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The full Jury Report detailing comments from the judges on all of the 194 entries from 22 different states and the President’s Report on the competition can be found HERE.

There will be no gala awards ceremony in 2020 but the winners and commended will be invited to the next CIRCOM conference which should be, health restrictions permitting, in Galway, Ireland, in the autumn of 2021.

The entry viewing was completed remotely by the judges and was followed by online jury discussions.

The judges were:

Françoise Erb FTV Grand Est, France
Adriano Nazareth RTP, Portugal
Montse Armengou Martín TV3 Catalonia, Spain
Alina Amza TVR, Romania
Neil Bennett BBC West, UK
Erica Stenback SVT, Sweden
Eivind Undrum Jacobsen NRK Nordland, Norway
Mary Ellen Ní Chualáin TG4, Ireland
Sybren Terpstra Omroep Fryslan, The Netherlands
Janina Strothmann Hessischer Rundfunk – ARD, Germany
Todor Ignatov BNT, Bulgaria
Dagmara Drzazga TVP Katowice, Poland
Jon Wiliams RTÉ, Ireland
Lucía Herrera Cueva TPA, Spain
Gunnar Henrich Hessischer Rundfunk – ARD, Germany
Zsuzsanna Antala MTVA, Hungary
Bas Treffers RTV Oost, The Netherlands
Christine Schwarz RTBF, Belgium
Carlo de Blasio RAI, Italy
Mojca Recek RTVSLO Maribor, Slovenia
Nils Chöler SVT Nyheter, Sweden

TV3 Catalonia had offered to host judging but this proved impossible because of Covid. It is hoped that the jury may meet in Sitgès near Barcelona in April 2021. If not judging will be remote again.

David Lowen, President of the Prix CIRCOM said: “Congratulations to all winners and commended. There are some superb entries. I thank the judges for their hard work under unusual and difficult conditions. Next it is the Grand Prix – so more to come.

Fernando Ojea, Secretary General of CIRCOM, said: "Despite the unusual background, this is an excellent Prix CIRCOM, showing again the best productions of regional public service broadcasters across Europe. Thanks to the judges and CIRCOM team - and congratulations to the winners and commended. I hope all CIRCOM members study the Jury Report and that every station can broadcast these winning productions."

Winners and commended are invited to upload/send video of their celebrations with comments to the CIRCOM ahead of the announcement of the Grand Prix – Best of the Best – winner next week. Send the video by WeTransfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email us for different way of delivery.

The winner of the Grand Prix was announced separately
in a live event on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 20:00 CET

The Grand Prix is sponsored by

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