Mystery Hunters Recognized at the Taiwan International Children’s Film and Television Festival
Montreal – Apartment 11 Productions’ popular series Mystery Hunters has been nominated for an award at the Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICTFF) for Best TV Program. Mystery Hunters is the only Canadian show to have been nominated in the category.
The TICTFF, a biennial event, is in its third year and getting bigger. With over two hundred entries from around the world the five-day event, organized by the Public Television Service Foundation, features screenings, exhibits, and « Kids as Directors » workshops for teachers and students to learn filmmaking. In addition, there is an awards ceremony where prizes for best dramatic feature, animation, documentary, and TV program will be presented.
Mystery Hunters follows the adventures of two young reporters, Araya and Christina, as they investigate ancient myths and mysteries to bring their viewers the truth. Aided by their quirky friend, skeptical scientist, Doubting Dave, they present their findings to young audiences in a humorous, exciting, and empowering way encouraging critical questioning and observation.
Mystery Hunters is the winner of the NHK Japan Prize (2007) and Parent’s Choice Award 2006. The series has also been nominated for eight Gemini Awards including Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction program or series; and the 2006 Prix Jeunesse Award in the Non-Fiction category for ages 7-11.
Mystery Hunters is produced in association with YTV, Discovery Networks International, and Discovery Kids and with the participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund.