Series producer Gerda Kordemets and actor Margus Prangel receiving the awards.

I’m very pleased to announce that the TV drama series The Class: Life After has won two awards at the RomaFictionFest 2010. The awards were for Best Product in the TV Drama section and for Best Leading Actor in the TV Drama section which went to Margus Prangel for his lead role in episode 2 titled “I Won’t Die Despite You” (directed by Gerda Kordemets).

The IV edition of RomaFictionFest was held 5-10 July 2010 in Rome.
The Class: Life After is produced by Estonian Public Broadcasting and will air on ETV in autumn 2010.

Last year, The Class: Life After also won the main prize Reflet d’Or for Best Series at the Cinema Tous Ecrans 2009 Festival in Switzerland.

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European Broadcasting Union news
Quote:
“The jury for the International Competition of the RomaFictionFest, chaired by Irish-Canadian actor A.J. Buckley (X-Files, Millenium), was impressed by the quality of the production and the incredibly realistic script and acting. The International Jury chose to honour The Class, Life After with the Award for Best Drama for the awards following reasons:

  • For the use of a spare, unobtrusive and nevertheless incisive gaze upon its subjects;
  • For the masterly tonal handling of a powerful and delicate subject matter;
  • For the courage and human insight on display in the writing, directing and bringing to life of Klass: Elu Pärast;
  • And finally for the overall artistic quality of the product which brought an innovative and highly cinematic experience to European television drama.”

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The Class: Life After on IMDB
RomaFictionFest press release

Variety: Estonian telepic at head of ‘Class’

Estonian press:
Elu24
ERR Uudised

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