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GETTING TO KNOW PRIX ITALIA
In 2021, 241 entries have been submitted by 56 public and private radio and television organisations, representing 33 countries from the five continents. Every year, as it is a tradition, at Prix Italia hold their meetings international working groups of media experts in different sectors. During the Prix Italia 2020 edition in Rome, Prix Italia had the honour to host, several EBU (European Broadcasting Union) working groups meetings and in particular, the meetings of the EBU Statutes Group, the EBU Legal and Policy Committee and the EBU Radio Committee, which discussed topics concerning different media fields. The Prix Italia also had the pleasure of hosting the EBU Executive Board, which includes the top managers of the most important European broadcasters. In addition to the member broadcasters, part of the Prix Italia's community are also prestigious international partner organisations such as: ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union), Japan Prize, International Contest for Educational Media, ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union), TAL (Televisión América Latina), COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual) and the Italian Speaking Radio and Television Community.   In 2020, 250 entries were submitted by 65 public and private radio and television organisations, representing 38 countries.
In 2019, 273 entries were submitted by 65 public and private radio and television organisations, representing 37 countries.
In 2018, 248 entries were submitted by 48 broadcasters, representing 34 countries.
In 2017, entries reached a total of 222 by 47 members from 31 countries.


Aims
To promote and celebrate quality, innovation and creativity in the production of Radio and Television programmes and Web content; to encourage member organisations to broadcast the programmes entered in the competition; to encourage communication and co-operation between all those who work creatively in the field of Radio, Television and the Web; to stimulate the study, understanding and discussion of creative and cultural issues relating to these means of expression.

History
The Festival, founded in Capri in 1948, was originally only devoted to radio works. In 1957, it was also opened to include television entries and, starting 1998, Web projects, initially on a trial basis and in the form of a Special Prize. It then went on to be organised in several important Italian towns and cities of art and culture so that it soon gained international fame, quickly becoming one of the most important international Festivals of its kind.
The idea of awarding a top international radio prize was first put forward in the spring of 1948 during a meeting between the General Director of RAI Salvino Sernesi, Programme Director Giulio Razzi as well as the Head of Drama and the Revue Sector Sergio Pugliese. The 13th September of that same year was the date set so as to convene in Capri the delegations of 14 radio broadcasters, representing Austria, the Vatican State, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Principality of Monaco, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and Trieste, at that time a free territory. An invitation to join the community was then extended to the United States, UNESCO and a number of culture bodies, such as the Italian Centre for Radio Studies, attending as observers. The Prix’s Rules and Regulations were there and then drawn up as was also a prize of international standing established. One of Prix Italia’s distinguishing features, still in existence today, inscribed in its present Statute, was that the sum of money to be awarded to the winners would derive from the fee which each broadcaster would have to pay every Festival to the Prix’s Secretariat, a body created right from the outset.  It was and indeed has been a democratic mechanism permitting member organisations to themselves be responsible for their own decision-making and work.


People and Prizes
Over the years, a wide range of top international artists, leaders in their own respective fields, have presented their works at the Festivals; outstandingly gifted artists, writers like Bertolt Brecht, Riccardo Bacchelli, Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Eduardo De Filippo, Françoise Sagan; film directors such as Ermanno Olmi, Francesco Rosi, Krzysztof Zanussi, Sidney Pollack, Roberto Rossellini and composers like Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, Flavio Emilio Scogna, Lorenzo Ferrero and  Krzysztof Penderecki to name but a few.
Furthermore, the long list of Prix’s celebrated winners includes such prestigious international names as Ingmar Bergman, Harold Pinter, Daisy Lumini, Eugène Ionesco, Federico Fellini, Samuel Beckett, René Clair, Werner Herzog and indeed several others.


Presidents Of The General Assembly
Graham Ellis    Milano 2017 - Capri 2018 - Roma 2019-20 - Milano 2021 BBC/UK
Gilles Marchand    Torino 2015 - Lampedusa 2016 SRG SSR/Switzerland
Rémy Pflimlin    Torino 2013 - 14 France Télévisions
Eva Hamilton    Torino 2010 - 11 - 12 SVT/Sweden
Robert Rabinovitch    Cagliari 2008 - Torino 2009 CBC/Canada
Caroline Thomson    Milano 2005 - Venezia 2006 - Verona 2007 BBC/UK
Frank-Dieter Freiling    Palermo 2002 - Catania 2003-04 ZDF/Germany
James Graham    Firenze 1999 - Bologna 2000-01 ITV/UK
Robert O’Reilly    Ravenna 1997 - Assisi 1998 CBC/Canada
Antonio Riva    Torino 1994 - Bologna 1995 - Napoli 1996 SSR/Switzerland
Bruce C. Christensen    Urbino 1991 - Parma 1992 - Roma 1993 PBS/USA
Lord Thomson of Monifieth    Perugia 1989 - Palermo 1990 BBC/UK
Pilar Miro    Capri 1988 Spanish RTV/Spain
Jean Autin    Lucca 1986 - Vicenza 1987 ORTF/France
Miklos Szinetar    Cagliari 1985 Magyar RTV/Hungary
Eric Jurgens    Trieste 1984 NOS/Netherlands
Robert Wangermee    Venezia 1982 - Capri 1983 Belgian RTV/Belgium
Karl Gunter von Hase    Siena 1981 ZDF/Germany
Richard A. O’Leary    Riva del Garda 1980 ABC/Australia
Jacqueline Baudrier    Lecce 1979 Radio France/France
Charles Curran    Venezia 1977 - Milano 1978 BBC/UK - President EBU/UK
Werner Hess    Bologna 1976 ARD/Germany
Stelio Molo    Firenze 1975 SSR/Switzerland
Emil Shuttnhelm    Firenze 1974 NOS/Netherlands
Ivko Pustisek    Venezia 1973 Yugoslavian RTV/Yugoslavia
Robert Wangermee    Torino 1972 Belgian RTV/Belgium
Marcel Bezençon    Firenze 1970 - Venezia 1971 SSR/Switzerland
J. B. Broeksz    Mantova 1969 EBU
Marcel Bezençon    Roma 1968 SSR/Switzerland
J. B. Dupont    Palermo 1966 - Ravenna 1967 ORTF/France
J. B. Broeksz    Genova 1964 - Firenze 1965 EBU
Robert Bordaz    Verona 1962 - Napoli 1963 RTV Française/France
Marcel Bezençon    Pisa 1961 SSR/Switzerland
Raymond Janot    Trieste 1960 Radio-Télévision Française/France
Frans Hoosemann    Venezia 1958 - Sorrento 1959 Institut Belge de Radiodif./Belgium
Olof Rydbeck    Taormina 1957 Swedish Radio/Sweden
Marcel Bezençon    Rimini 1956 SSR/Switzerland
Seymour Siegel    Perugia 1955 NAEB/USA
Marcel Bezençon    Firenze 1954 SSR/Switzerland
Antonio Eca De Peiroz    Palermo 1953 Radio Portugal/Portugal
Theo Fleischmann    Milano 1952 Belgian Radio/Belgium
Marcel Bezençon    Torino 1950 - Napoli 1951 SSR/Switzerland
Giuseppe Spataro    Venezia 1949 RAI/Italy


Secretary Generals
Annalisa Bruchi  2020 - currently in office
Karina Laterza  2017 - 2019
Vittorio Argento  2016
Paolo Morawski  2014 - 2015
Giovanna Milella  2009 - 2013
Marcella Sansoni  2008
Guido Paglia - Pier Luigi Malesani  2006 - 2007
Alessandro Feroldi  2004 - 2005
Carlo Sartori  1999 - 2003
Francesco Paolo Mattioli  1998
Paolo Battistuzzi  1994 - 1997
Piergiorgio Branzi  1988 - 1993
Alvise Zorzi  1976 - 1987
Mario Motta  1971 - 1975
Gian Franco Zaffrani  1948 - 1970


Locations
2021 Milano                                       
2020 Roma
2019 Roma
2018 Capri
2017 Milano
2016 Lampedusa
2015 Torino
2014 Torino
2013 Torino
2012 Torino
2011 Torino
2010 Torino
2009 Torino
2008 Cagliari
2007 Verona
2006 Venezia
2005 Milano
2004 Catania - Taormina
2003 Catania - Siracusa
2002 Palermo - Agrigento
2001 Bologna - Reggio Emilia
2000 Bologna - Rimini
1999 Firenze - Siena
1998 Assisi
1997 Ravenna
1996 Napoli
1995 Bologna
1994 Torino
1993 Roma
1992 Parma
1991 Urbino - Pesaro
1990 Palermo
1989 Perugia
1988 Capri
1987 Vicenza
1986 Lucca
1985 Cagliari
1984 Trieste
1983 Capri
1982 Venezia
1981 Siena
1980 Riva del Garda
1979 Lecce
1978 Milano
1977 Venezia
1976 Bologna
1975 Firenze
1974 Firenze
1973 Venezia
1972 Torino
1971 Venezia
1970 Firenze
1969 Mantova
1968 Roma
1967 Ravenna
1966 Palermo
1965 Firenze
1964 Genova
1963 Napoli
1962 Verona
1961 Pisa
1960 Trieste
1959 Sorrento
1958 Venezia
1957 Taormina
1956 Rimini
1955 Perugia
1954 Firenze
1953 Palermo
1952 Milano
1951 Napoli
1950 Torino
1949 Venezia
1948 Capri

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