Written by Thelma Guedes and Duca Rachid, ‘Órfãos da Terra’ was nominated and won in the category of best drama series.
The telenovela produced by Rede Globo tells the story of a family of Syrian refugees in Brazil, won the main prize of the contest, as announced by the president of the event’s organizing committee, Park Sung-jae.
In turn, the award for best long-running series went to Colombian production ‘Bolívar‘, produced by Caracol Televisión and focusing on the life of Simón Bolívar, a historical figure who fought for the independence of several dominated South American countries by Spain.
Among the main awards of the festival, the ‘Golden Bird‘, for best miniseries, went to the British project ‘World on Fire‘, an ambitious portrait of the effects of the Second World War on the European people.
The ‘Silver Bird‘ was awarded to a South Korean production called “Itaewon Class“, set in a popular neighborhood in Seoul known for its nightlife and which this year has enjoyed great success among audiences around the world.
The award for best short film format went to the French ‘18h30‘.