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International Emmy Award for Best Documentary

International Emmy Award for Best Documentary
Awarded forBest Documentary
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
First awarded1967
Currently held byMariupol: The People's Story
 United Kingdom (2023)
Websitewww.iemmys.tv

The International Emmy Award for Best Documentary is presented since 1967 by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) to the best documentaries produced and aired initially outside the United States.[1]

Rules

According to the rules of the International Academy, documentary is a factual presentation providing an in-depth analysis of a specific subject or point of view supported by evidence and informed commentary, on any subject other than art and artists.[2] The program should fit the minimum format length of a televised half-hour time slot.

If the program is part of a continuous series of self-contained episodes (i.e. each episode has its own storyline with a conclusion; or each episode may have a different director and/or producer; or series has the potential to go on for multiple seasons), then each episode must be submitted as a separate entry. If the program is a multi-part series with a finite number of episodes (no further episodes planned), covering the same theme, two (2) episodes must be submitted to represent of the series as a whole.

If the program contains multiple parts with a continuing storyline beyond one episode, or share the same concept, two (2) episodes must be submitted to represent the series as a whole. The program may employ partial re-enactment, stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction

Winners and nominees

1960s-1970s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
1967 Big Deal at Gothenburg Tyne Tees Television  United Kingdom
1968 The Anderson Platoon La Section Anderson Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française  France
1969 The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy Swiss Broadcasting and Television  Switzerland
1979 The Secret Hospital – Part 1, Rampton Yorkshire Television  United Kingdom

1980s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
1980 Fighting Back Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  Canada
1981 Charters to Hell Charters Pour L'Enfer TF1  France
1982 Is There One Who Understands Me? – The World of James Joyce Raidió Teilifís Éireann  Ireland
1983 The Miracle of Life Swedish Television  Sweden
1984 The Heart of the Dragon: Remembering (Episode 1) Channel 4  United Kingdom
1985 28 Up Granada Television  United Kingdom
1986 Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker Channel 4 / Csaky Ltd.  United Kingdom
1987 The Sword of Islam Granada Television  United Kingdom
1988 The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank TROS / BRT Belgium Television / AVA  United Kingdom
1989 Four Hours in My Lai Yorkshire TV  United Kingdom

1990s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
1990 J'ai Douze Ans et Je Fais la Guerre CAPA Production / Canal Plus / France 3  France
1991 Cambodia – The Betrayal ITV Central  United Kingdom
El Caso 112 Televisión Española  Spain
Chasseurs des ténèbres Antenne 2 / MDI / Nat Geo / Wind Horse  France
1992
[3]
The Fifth Estate: To Sell A War Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  Canada
Inside Story: The Nightrider BBC Television  United Kingdom
Kwai Antenne 2  France
1993
[4]
Disappearing World: "We Are All Neighbours" Granada Television  United Kingdom
Monika and Jonas – The Face of the Informer State NHK  Japan
Shackled Children Metropole Television  France
1994 Life in the Freezer: "The Big Freeze" BBC  United Kingdom
1995
[5]
Anne Frank Remembered Jon Blair Film Company / BBC / Disney Channel  United Kingdom
Lest We Forget Contre L’Oubli France 2  France
The Dead (Twenty-Five Bloody Years) BBC  United Kingdom
Igor – Child of Chernobyl Zenith North / Carlton Television
1996 The Pelican of Ramzan the Red Boreales / Canal + / Docstar / Premiere  France
People's Century - "1933: The Master Race" BBC Television / WGBH  United Kingdom
The Saga of Life: The Unknown World Sveriges Television / Eriksson Television / Wanngard  Sweden
1997 Gerrie & Louise Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  Canada
1998
[6]
Exile in Sarajevo Exile Productions  Australia
Futebol GNT / Globosat / Videofilmes  Brazil
Endgame: The Untold Story of the Hostage Crisis in Peru NHK  Japan
1999 Born in the USSR: 14 Up Granada Television / BBC  United Kingdom
Just Like Anyone Else Mainichi Broadcasting System  Japan

2000s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
2000
[7][8]
Kapo RAI 3 / Spiegel TV / TEL-AD TV  Israel
Stolen Generations Jotz Productions  Australia
Playing the China Card: Nixon and Mao Channel 4 / WGBH-TV  United Kingdom
2001
[9][10]
Welcome to North Korea KRO Television  Netherlands
Challenger: Go for Launch BBC Two  United Kingdom
La liste Golda Golda's List France 3  France
For My Baby Mainichi  Japan
2002
[11][12]
Nicholas Winton - The Power of Good WIP / Czech Television / Slovak Television  Slovakia
Offspring Barna-Alper Productions / CBC Television  Canada
Decision at Age 18 - Israeli Youths Refuse To Fight NHK  Japan
City Slickers: A Tale of Two African Penguins Pelican Pictures  South Africa
2003
[13][14]
Like Goes On Das Leben geht weiter StarCrest Media GmbH  Germany
Avenging Terror Channel 4  United Kingdom
The Last Peasants
Stalingrad ZDF  Germany
2004
[15][16]
The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off Channel 4  United Kingdom
Testigo Canal 13  Chile
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: "Hoover Dam" BBC Two  United Kingdom
The Origins of AIDS Les Origines du Sida Galafilm / MFP / Pathe Archives  Canada,  France
2005
[17][18]
The Drama of Dresden BROADVIEW TV GmbH / ZDF  Germany
Contacto: "Paul Schafer: Se Busca" Canal 13  Chile
The House of Saud Arte France / Alegria / Starling / BBC / WGBH Boston  France,  United Kingdom
Prostitution Behind the Veil Prostitution bakom slojan COSMO DOC APS / SVT  Denmark,  Sweden
2006
[19][20]
Hiroshima BBC / TF1 / ZDF / Discovery Channel  United Kingdom
How Putin Came To Power Arte  France
9/11: The Falling Man Channel 4  United Kingdom
The Search for Happiness WRD  Germany
2007
[21][22]
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive IWC Media / BBC Scotland  United Kingdom
In God's Hands RCN Televisión  Colombia
Dinosaurs vs. Mammals – Secrets of Mammalian Survival NHK  Japan
Smiling in a War Zone Cosmo Doc / ZDF / SVT  Denmark
2008
[23]
The Beckoning Silence Channel 4  United Kingdom
Asian Corridor in Heaven (Tea-Horse Old Road) KBS  South Korea
Collision over the Amazon Colisão sobre a Amazônia Discovery Channel / US Hispanic  Brazil
Please Vote for Me Steps International  Denmark
2009
[24][25]
The Ascent of Money Chimerica Media Limited / Channel 4  United Kingdom
Pancho Villa: Aqui y Alli History Channel Latin America / Anima Films  Argentina
Shooting the Messenger Al Jazeera English  Qatar
Cityboy – The Life of Investment Banker Geraint Anderson United Docs / ECO Media / WDR  Germany

2010s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
2010
[26]
Mom and the Red Bean Cake Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation  South Korea
9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers Channel 4  United Kingdom
Kuarup: The Lost Soul Will Return Kuarup: A alma perdida vai voltar TV Globo  Brazil
You Die as You Lived: Roterdam Hospice Je gaat dood zoals je geleefd hebt KRO Broadcasting Company  Netherlands
2011
[27][28]
Life with Murder JS Kastner Productions / National Film Board of Canada  Canada
Confesiones de un Sicario Turner Argentina / Anima Films  Argentina
The Nonfiction: Family Meeting - 7 Years in the Tanaka Family Fuji TV  Japan
Wild Japan GmbH / ORF / ARTE / National Geographic / Parthenon Entertainment  Germany
2012
[29][30]
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die BBC / KEO Films  United Kingdom
Across Land, Across Sea The Chosun Ilbo  South Korea
Hitler's Scape El escape de Hitler History Channel Latin America / Anima Films  Argentina
Race to the South Pole Der Wettlauf zum Südpol Loopfilm GmbH / ZDF  Germany
2013
[31][32]
5 Broken Cameras Alegria Productions / Guy DVD Films / Burnat Films Palestine / France Télévisions  France
The Golden Hour Desert Road / TVNZ  New Zealand
My Mother, Lady Bondong MBC  South Korea
5 de Mayo, Un Dia de Gloria Discovery Channel Latin America / Cactus Films  Mexico
2014
[33][34]
No Burqas Behind Bars Frihet bakom galler Nima Film / SVT / NHK / Ikon / DRTV / NRK  Sweden
Going Back De Volta Canal Futura / COOPAS  Brazil
No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka Outsider Films / Channel 4  United Kingdom
Phantoms of the Border TV Chosun  South Korea
2015
[35]
Miners Shot Down Uhuru Productions  South Africa
Africa's Wild West - Stallions of the Namib Desert Interspot Film / ORF / ARTE / NDR  Austria
Before We Are Forgotten Antes de que Nos Olviden HBO Latin America  Mexico
Growing Up Down's Maverick Television / Dartmouth Films  United Kingdom
2016
[36]
War of Lies Krieg der Lügen Zischlermann Filmproduktion  Netherlands
Mothers of Plaza de Mayo - The Story Madres de Plaza de Mayo El Perro en la Luna  Argentina
Mom & Clarinet KBS / Upright Media  South Korea
My Son the Jihadi True Vision Productions  United Kingdom
2017
[37]
EXODUS: Our Journey to Europe KEO Films / BBC 2  United Kingdom
The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families NHK  Japan
Terror Studios Le Studio de la Terreur Capa Presse / Canal+  France
Tempestad Pimienta Films / Cactus Films / Terminal  Mexico
2018
[38]
Goodbye Aleppo BBC Arabic  United Kingdom
This Is Me Eu Sou Assim GNT / TV Zero  Brazil
Puck's World De Wereld van Puck KURTA / EO Television  Netherlands
Who I Am (Season 2) WOWOW / Acrobat Film  Japan
2019
[39]
Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World Submarine Amsterdam / VPRO  Netherlands
The First Stone – The Rise of Lynching in Brazil A Primeira Pedra Canal Futura / Couro de Rato  Brazil
Louis Theroux's Altered States BBC Studios  United Kingdom
Witness: India's Forbidden Love Grain Media / AJE Witness  Qatar

2020s

Year English title Original title Production company/Network Country
2020
[40]
For Sama Channel 4  United Kingdom
The Witness El testigo Caracol Televisión  Colombia
Granni-E-minem KBS  South Korea
Back to Rwanda Terug naar Rwanda De Chinezen / VRT Belgium  Belgium
2021
[41]
Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice 2050 Productions / Netflix  Thailand
Sieged Cercados Original Globoplay / Globo Jornalism  Brazil
They Call Me Babu Pieter van Huystee Film  Netherlands
Toxic Beauty White Pine Pictures  Canada
2022
[42]
Iraq's Lost Generation Enfants de Daech, Les Damnés de la Guerre Cinétévé / France Televisions / LCP / RTS / DR / NRK / SVT / Région Ile-de-France / CNC / PROCIREP – ANGOA  France
Myanmar Coup: Digital Resistance NHK  Japan
The Return: Life After ISIS Sky / Alba Sotorra Productions / MetFilm  United Kingdom
The Evandro Case: A Devilish Plot O Caso Evandro Globoplay / Glaz Entretenimento  Brazil
2023
[43][44]
Mariupol: The People's Story Top Hat Productions / Hayloft Productions / BBC  United Kingdom
Dossiê Chapecó – O Jogo Por Trás Da Tragédia Warner Bros. Discovery / Pacha Films  Brazil
Nazi Hunter – Journey Into Darkness Nazijäger – Reise In Die Finsternis Spiegel TV  Germany
Witness: "Serigne vs. The EU" Zungu / Al Jazeera English  Qatar

Breakdown

United Kingdom has the most awards for this category with 23 (including wins for both BBC and Channel 4).

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