Dutch production Kabam! van IJswater Films has won prizes at the International Emmy Awards. Those awards are given to the best TV shows made outside the United States.
The prestigious awards were presented for the fiftieth time on Monday evening (US time). The toddler drama series was nominated in the Kids: Live-Action category.
Fear in children is central to the KRO-NCRV series. In ten short stories, each time a different student from Master Mo’s (Idriss Nabil) class comes along with a fear of their own. The series wants to show “that everyone is afraid sometimes”, and that a solution can often be found.
Kabam! is directed by Elisabeth Hesemans. The series competed against productions from Singapore, Australia and Mexico at the gala. The ceremony took place at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York.
The Netherlands has received a statuette several times in the past during the International Emmy Awards. Including the movie The Pocket Knifeactors Pierre Bokma and Maarten Heijmans, actresses Bianca Krijgsman and Maryam Hassouni and TV program The Big Donor Show were awarded. Peter R. de Vries took home the award in 2008 for his report on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.