Cyber Group Studios Hosts 2nd Online Edition of International Emmy® Kids Awards Semi-Final Round of Judging

30 June 2021

Paris / France - On Monday, June 28, 2021, Cyber Group Studios a leading producer and distributor of animated series for children and families worldwide, hosted the Semi-Final Round of Judging for the International Emmy® Kids Awards in the Animation category.  Gathering almost 40 leading industry executives from some of the biggest television broadcasters around the world, the Semi-Final Round of Judging for the 49th edition of the prestigious global children’s television awards competition took place in a virtual format for the second consecutive year.  

Leading animated programs were screened and ranked by the jury. International Emmy Kids Awards Nominees across three categories, including Animation, will be announced end of August. Winners will be announced at the 10th International Emmy Kids Awards, at MipJunior, on October 10.

The online judging session was hosted by President & CEO of Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann, a Director of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, under the supervision of Senior Director of Emmy Judging for The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Nathaniel Brendel.

Pierre Sissmann said: “It is an honor to once again join forces with the International Emmy Awards to create this very special moment together and help identify and recognize some of today’s best animated series for kids. It has long been a priority for Cyber Group Studios to connect and support our industry and we are delighted to realize that goal through our participation in this important program.”

Nathaniel Brendel, Sr. Dr. Emmy Judging This is an integral part of the International Emmy Awards competition added: “We thank our Host Pierre Sissmann and the team at Cyber Group Studios for bringing together once again leading international children’s television executives to judge the Semi-Final round.”



Syed Ali _ MBC Group (United Arab Emirates)

Zia Bales _ WarnerMedia (United Kingdom)

Andrea Basilio _ RTP (Portugal)

Nathalie Chamberland _ Radio-Canada (Canada)

Claudia Dalley _ POP, Tiny POP (United Kingdom)

Laetitia De Coninck _ Télé-Quebec (Canada)

Sebastian Debertin – KIKA (Germany)

Françoise Emperador – TV5 Monde

Julien Figue _ Groupe M6 (France)

Luiz Filipe Figueira _ Gloob & Gloobinho (Brazil)

Lila Hannou – Groupe M6 (France)

Craig Hunter _ YouTube Originals at Google (United Kingdom)

Joseph Jacquet _ France Télévisions (France)

Kari Kim _ Nickelodeon Animation (USA)

Telidja Klaï _ VRT (Belgium)

Saskia Krijnen – RTS (Switzerland)

Yann Labasque – TF1 (France)

Annalisa Liberi _ Rai Yoyo (Italy)

Flavio Medeiros _ Discovery (LATAM)

Krzysztof Mielanczuk _ TVP ABC Channel (Polska)

Karen K. Miller _ Cyber ​​Group Studios (USA)

Nermine Mohamed _ Abu Dhabi Media (United Arab Emirates)

Laura Montero Romero _ Radiotelevisión Española, RTVE (Spain)

Brigitta Mühlenbeck _ WDR (Germany)

Sarah Muller _ BBC (United Kingdom)

Darren Nartey _ ITV (United Kingdom)

Michele Paris _ Knowledge Network Corporation (Canada)

Cecilia Persson _ BBC Studios (United Kingdom)

Orion Ross _ The Walt Disney Company (United Kingdom)

Pierre Sissmann_ Cyber Group Studios (France)

Morten Skov Hansen _ DR (Denmark)

Géraldine Soto _ Canal + Jeunesse (France)

Michael Towner _ BBC (United Kingdom)

Kristofer Updike _ NBCUniversal Media, LLC (USA)

Jean-Loeck Van Kollenburg _ NPO, Zapp/Zappelin (Netherlands)

Patricia Vasapollo – HR (Germany)

Marion Winter _ Super RTL (Germany)

Ashraf Younis _ MBC Group (United Arab Emirates)

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About the International Emmy® Awards:

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced and aired outside of the United States. The International Emmy® Kids Awards, an event attended by major figures from the global Kids television community, will take place at MipJR in Cannes in October 2021.


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