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28th Quality TV Festival


Free with pre-booking

El MINIPUT presenta los programas más innovadores, provocadores y con vocación de servicio público del año. Los proyectos, presentados durante la muestra por sus responsables, son seleccionados por su planteamiento comprometido o experimental, porque proponen un nuevo formato televisivo o porque hacen uso de las nuevas tecnologías.


With Francesc Escribano (national coordinator of INPUT) and Montse Pujol Solà (coordinator of MINIPUT)


Sweden, 44’, reality, SVT2
Presented by: Paula Heras (UAB student)

In this programme we meet nine young people with intellectual disabilities from a variety of backgrounds. They go to spend the summer in a typical Swedish summer house in the middle of the Stockholm archipelago. There, they compete in different challenges that have to do with adulthood. The winners of each competition get to do something fun, while the losers are given a “domestic penalty”. The goal is to become more adult and independent before the summer is over. Each episode has a different theme, including family, money, sexuality and housework. It’s an enjoyable summer reality TV show with a lot of joy and laughter, a little disappointment and sadness, and, of course, a little love.


Japan, 50’, fiction, NHK
Presented by: Mercè Oliva (UPF)
Video conference discussion with Mio Ietomi (producer)

This film is about the day you have to deal with your period and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Hikari, an aspiring photographer, feels unwell on the day of her first magazine shoot, as the wet weather and low atmospheric pressure aggravate her PMS. Aoi, the cover model in bathing costume who Hikari is photographing feels the same. The sudden appearance of Aoi’s period creates chaos, and the pressure to keep quiet only makes the situation worse.

“Some things in the world are treated like they don’t exist. In Japan, menstruation and premenstrual syndrome were such things. One day, I read a comment by an American woman who said that rainy days made PMS symptoms worse. I was struck by the fact that people from different countries could feel such similar things, and I had this idea”, says the producer. A multigenre team was assembled with a female director, cinematographer and editor.


Presented by: Març Llinàs (scriptwriter and comedian)

United States, 14’, documentary, PBS

The prom takes on new meaning in Triangle Square, a refuge for LGBTQ+ retirees in Hollywood, California. For many high school students, the prom is a rite of passage. But for generations of LGBTQ+ youth, especially those who grew up in the decades before Stonewall, the prom has been an emblem of exclusion from a world they couldn’t experience as their true selves. In Triangle Square, however, pioneering prom queens reflect on how things have changed and share their dreams for generations to come on a night of dancing, kissing and crowning. Senior Prom celebrates our oldest LGBTQ+ generation that has spent a lifetime fighting for the right to love openly and, through personal archives, explores the lives and legacies of resistance that helped change the course of civil rights.


Argentina, 16’, factual series, Canal Encuentros

“For a long time, our files were kept in psychiatric hospitals and police stations. Today, we have our own files, with which we are beginning to tell our story”, says Belén. She is the promoter of the Trans Memory Archive, which brings together images and stories of trans women in Argentina, thereby preserving the memory of those who suffered from police abuse, the abandonment of the state and the hostility of society. Cintia, Edith, Belén and Trachyn survived. They share with us the intimacy and complexity of those who faced injustice and pain with humour and creativity, but also with organization and community. In this documentary essay they open the door for us to understand the reality of an entire community.

In this episode, Belén reconstructs her own story, coming from a village where being gay or trans was stigmatized. When she moved to Buenos Aires, she could be anonymous with the other girls who were running away from someone or something. But they were also in danger. Belén tells the story of being trans in Buenos Aires in the ‘80s and ‘90s, the start of her activism and also her exile.


Germany, 14’, factual series, ZDF
Presented by: David Llanes (Head of International Content at Mediacrest)
Debate with Nina Wesemann & Felicitas Sonvilla (creators)

Seven-part documentary series created by two women filmmakers who interviewed a miscellaneous group of some 30 “normal” men. Each episode focuses on a topic related to gender: masculinity, sexuality, family, the body, feminism, love and football. These deeply personal and very honest conversations reveal genuine thoughts and enlightening perspectives. With this project, they wanted to spark a generalized debate about the status quo of male gender relations in our society. This is why they consciously decided to publicize the series at the same time as the start of the 2021 Euro Cup, a time when masculinity was at the centre of public discourse, when many young men visited our video platform. The project and its promotion materials attracted a large audience on social media and fuelled lively discussion in the comments sections.


Denmark, 35’ presentation, cross media + live game show, DR
Presented by: Kåre Vedding Poulsen (creator)

What would happen if you asked all Danes to participate in a weird interactive game and turned it into a live show about fishing? 90 Danes with the numbers 1 to 90 on their jackets went fishing in 9 different places all over Denmark. All the fishing spots had live cameras filming the participants catching fish. At home, watching a TV show, over 110,000 Danes printed their own bingo cards and played to win Fish Bingo. On the television screens, bingo numbers appeared every time a fish was caught. At the same time, the programme explored why fishing became so popular in Denmark during COVID-19. Lots of people wanted to enjoy the experience of nature. Online participation; interaction in a game; smart, fun interaction, and a strong public television service ended up reaching and playing with loads of young viewers who learned together about nature, fishing and gaming.


Australia, 76’, documentary, SBS
Presented by: Maria Freixanet (ICPS researcher into gender and politics)

One in three Australian women experience discrimination or harassment at work. Australia’s first and only female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was one. She lasted three years and three days in office. This documentary follows what happened in this period of time when a woman held highest office: how the media responded, how her colleagues seized the opportunity, and how the public came together in a chorus of criticism based unquestionably on gender. The film is based solely on archival footage to describe Gillard’s time in office and create an honest portrait of a nation’s response to a female PM. People celebrated the long-awaited election of a woman as Prime Minister, but the honeymoon period was short-lived. Strong Female Lead leaves us in no doubt that the Australian parliament is a men’s club, and that if women are to lead on equal footing with men, it’s time for reform.


Sweden, 29’, entertainment, SVT
Presented by: Martí Rovira (Tecnocampus student)

In this blind dating programme, the inside counts more than ever, and the power of body language is decisive. On Sexy Hands, singles look for love using sign language as the language of love. Those who meet cannot see each other, and have to communicate through the wall using their arms. Only the use of hands is allowed, and the question is: will there be love at first sign?

Sexy Hands is a blind dating programme where three candidates compete to win the heart of a single woman. Both deaf and hearing participants take part, but communication is in sign language only. The programme is hosted by two matchmakers, Marie Esters Axelsson and Romel Belcher. It is the world’s first and only sign language dating show.


Presented by: Gerard Hausmann (director of Club SX3)

Japan, 3’, children’s series, NHK

In this series, prominent people set homework to spark children’s curiosity. The series began in May 2020, during Japan’s first lockdown. Schools were closed for three months, and kids were stuck at home with no opportunities to learn and play. In this episode, picture-book artist Yoshitake Shinsuke encourages them to create their own private places and secrets. For homework he asks the children to draw or paint themselves creating these secrets. After several shows, some very imaginative work started to come in. Yoshitake’s shared his sincere responses, creating two-way communication. With an unclear future, our aim was to give children the joy of absorbing activities and unexpected experiences. The programme was designed to stimulate their imagination, relieve them of the stress of confinement, help them be kind to themselves and give them the freedom to express their interests.


Colombia, 5’, animation, Canal Capital

This animated documentary series looks at the taboos surrounding sexuality in adolescence, explained by young people. It tells of the joys and conflicts that a diverse group experienced in the search for sexual identity, with experiences related to the decisions taken –or not– about their own bodies, lives and health, hygiene, sexual reproduction and family relationships. They explain their thoughts, passions and feelings towards the people who have helped or hindered their search for identity and aspirations. In each chapter, one person identifies with an animal –or various– to represent their qualities, characteristics, fears and abilities. The “animal totem” has a unique voice and expression of identity that will help them empower themselves and discover aspects of their personality and the society they live in.


South Korea, 53’, sitcom documentary, KBS
Presented by: UPF student

We live in an age where people no longer watch TV. With YouTube trending, how are TV shows to survive? Two television producers have challenged the world of YouTube to find answers to this question. Cho Youngjoong, in his 13th year as a TV producer, and Jung Yongjae started a competition to see who gets the most hits with subscribe clicks. The Young-tube of Yong-jae, who’ll try anything using his youth as a weapon, and Cho PD’s Abolland, who uses his experience of raising three children, go head-to-head. This documentary uses a sitcom format to show various aspects of the TV producers who want to become famous YouTubers while illustrating the impact of viewership policy on content creation.


Canada, 22’, fictional series, Radio Canada
Presented by: Noelia Marquina and Clàudia Caballero (UdL students)

With humanity and warmth, this series presents the world of Léon, a teenager with vision impairment, limited to six degrees, or a cane. Léon is 16. He is a regular teenager, except for the fact that he does not go to school. He is home schooled as he is almost blind. When his mother dies suddenly, Léon finds himself with a new Latino-Quebec family, and a biological father he has never met. Léon’s father and his new wife live with their four children in Montreal, far from the countryside that has always been home for Léon. As well as mourning his mother –which won’t be easy, since she hid a lot from him!– Léon has to integrate into the Fournier-Espinoza clan and learn to live with his new half-siblings. He also has to adapt to his new surroundings. He goes to high school for the first time in his life, guided by the intense Doris, who is top in her class and wants to help him so much that she’s more of a nuisance than anything else. There, he meets Florence, a girl with cystic fibrosis. She invites him to the club of the “Zandicapés” (people with disabilities) and a firm bond is rapidly formed between them.


Finland, 35’ presentation, multiplatform project, Yle
Presented by: Ina Mikkola (presenter)

Working life is full of emotions and problems that are challenging to deal with and talk about. We wanted to break the taboos by giving people a voice and create a working environment around this very important but quite honestly rather boring topic. Journalist Ina Mikkola talks to a guest who is having problems in his work life, during a live interactive TV broadcast. Solutions and peer support are presented live by two teams: the experts in the studio and the viewers, who take part in the live chat. The show was fresh and made innovative use of augmented reality graphics. Short comic pieces were created for Facebook and Instagram. Each episode presented five archetypes that are recognisable to everyone who works in customer service. Payday was made together with the public in workshops and focus groups, and by interviewing lots of people in the target groups.


Israel, 35’, fictional series, KAN
Presented by: Victor Sala (co-director of Serielizados Fest)

The Lesson is a story about people facing conflicts of power, morality and love in a society where racism, freedom of expression and the legitimacy of protest are more than existential dilemmas. A political discussion between a secondary school teacher and a 17-year-old pupil turns into an emotional conflict that reaches beyond the classroom. In a fight for justice, both teacher Amir and student Lian refuse to let up, even when things get out of control and change their lives forever. The six episodes follow the domino effect from the classroom throughout the school, the community, the media and the entire country. It is a struggle between masculine and feminine; youth and adulthood; left and right. But lying beneath the surface are their pain, damaged relationships and a burning desire to be loved.


SPECIAL SESSION: public TV, power to the imagination
Presented by: Eva Mor (scriptwriter and executive producer)
Participators: TVE, TV3, IB3
Duration: 60’

Once again this year Eva Mor presents the special session of MINIPUT, a roundtable where public televisions in this country present their most recent and innovative productions. Representatives of TVE, TV3 and IB3 talk about the content we’ll be seeing on our public television companies in the coming months.


Netherlands, 50’, docufiction mini-series, NPO2
Presented by: URV student

Robert Hosé, ten-time ping pong champion, womanizer and successful entrepreneur, became the role model of a new generation of Black Antillean Indians on Curaçao in the early 1970s. By means of interviews, archive images and recreated scenes, viewers gain insight into the myth and the turbulent life of Hosé that leads through the highs and lows of his life and the island and its relation with the Netherlands, which are closely intertwined. The mini-series is inspired by the book of the same name by Jan Brokken. His novel about Riki Marchena is based on the true story of Robert Hosé, Curaçao’s table tennis legend. Brokken, who lived on Curaçao for many years, met Hosé when he wanted his car washed. More than 400 hours of interviews with the now drug addict Hosé, who has been living on the streets for more than 40 years, and many conversations with people who knew him in his best moments, served as its basis. The main character, Marchena, shows obvious parallels with Hosé, the charismatic sports hero, womanizer and reader of Nietzsche.

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