ABC, SBS nominated at 2021 Content Innovation Awards

Eureka Productions also recognised in annual awards by Television Business International.

ABC has scored four nominations for the 2021 Content Innovation Awards.

The awards by trade publication Television Business International also recognised SBS and Eureka Productions.

EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire, which explored the 1979 fatal fire at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park, is in the running for the coveted best Documentary Series Award. It competes with SBS doco See What You Made Me Do by Northern Pictures.

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, a feature-length documentary about Australia’s leading Indigenous contemporary dance company, is up for the Best Representation on Screen Award. It competes with What Does Australia Really Think About Disability? by Joined Up Films on SBS.

Kitty Flanagan sitcom Fisk is a finalist for Series Launch of the Year, in recognition of its impact across television ratings, marketing and social media. It recently won Best Series in the Comedies Competition at Series Mania.

ABC Kids’ series Big Words, Small Stories has been nominated for Best Animated Kids Program.

Jessica Ellis, ABC Commercial Head of Content Sales & Distribution, said: “ABC Commercial represents the best in Australian content across the spectrum of genres and we are thrilled that a host of ABC programs across comedy, documentary and children’s content have received this international recognition.

“We look forward to sharing these exceptional programs with audiences around the world and are confident they will be as loved internationally as they have been at home.”

Other Australian productions nominated were Crikey! It’s The Irwins by Eureka Productions whilst Eureka’s Name That Tune, Full Bloom and Holey Moley were also nominated.

Winners will be announced in London on 4 November.

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