The 7-part TV drama The Class: Life After (airing in Estonia on Nov 6) has been nominated for Prix Europa 2010 in the Television Fiction category.  The Prix Europa takes place 16-20 October 2010 in Berlin. The prize winners will be announced on 23 October during the Prize Giving Ceremony.

The continent’s largest competition was launched in 1987, based on the initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam. The PRIX EUROPA is awarded each year to the best European television, radio and emerging media productions with the aim of publicising them throughout Europe and supporting their distribution and use. The pan-European event is attended by well over 1,000 delegates from more than 40 countries.

Of the total of 543 submissions, 220 productions have been selected to compete in one of the 9 categories. As in production companies and broadcasters based in 31 European countries will compete for the respected awards as “Best European Production of the Year“.

See the list of TV Fiction category nominees here.


Updated October 26, 2010:

The Class: Life after did not win the main prize but we are very honoured to have been nominated. The Class: Life After  received 8th place out of 28 in the TV Fiction category which included both TV series and films, and 5th place amongst TV series.

The main prize Prix Europa in the TV Fiction category went to German war drama Ceasefire, Special Prix Europa to BBC’s Five Daughters and Sweden’s famous adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo received a Special Commendation. Congratulations!