Ken Loach project The Flickering Flame wins ARTE Prize at Power to the Pixel
by Naman Ramachandran
- Other winners include ShipAntics, Jade Emperor Versus Fifth Grade and The Infinity Engine
The Flickering Flame, an interactive documentary that explores fifty years of films from Ken Loach, by his long time producer Rebecca O’Brien, has won the €6,000 ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market at the eighth annual Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum (7-10 October), held in association with the 58th BFI London Film Festival.
Richard Glynn and Eoghan Dalton won the Cinekid Pixel Prize for Best Children’s Project for ShipAntics, an episodic puzzle adventure game, webseries and an in-App TV series designed for 6-11 year olds about the misfit crew of the Barnacle Academy. The beActive Pixel Market Prize for scripted content went to producer Jacob Oliver Krarup, director Lasse Lindsteen and writer and producer Daren Mailand-Mercado for Jade Emperor Versus Fifth Grade – an animated TV series, iPad games and children’s books, that is a children’s kung fu adventure about a group of kids who are being bullied and discover a plot by their headmaster to conquer the world.
The IFP Pixel Market Prize was awarded to The Infinity Engine, a multi-platform installation, film and online interactive website by Lynn Hershman and Lisa Cortés, comprising a feature-length fiction film and an interactive online and installation-based component that uses real-world science to question contemporary biotechnology.
The €3,000 Power to the Pixel prize at The Pixel Lab was awarded to Victoria Mapplebeck for Text Me, a documentary and a multi-platform storytelling project exploring the multitude of stories and memories hidden in our phone memories and hard drives.