We are pleased to announce the shortlist of the BolognaRagazzi Crossmedia Award 2022, made up of the publishing projects that have best expanded their narrative universe to other media.
The international jury examined over 90 projects, selecting 10, from which the Grand Prize and the special mentions will be chosen.
Publisher: Helium / Actes Sud
Book Title: Bestioles - Le pou
Author: Isabelle Collombat
Illustrator: Julie Colombet
Extension: From podcast to comic book
Producer: France Inter
A series of comic books inspired by the popular podcast Bestioles!, that introduces children to the world of huge or tiny animals. Each episode/book is about the discovery of an animal, its history and its scientific characteristics in a playful way.
Publisher: Gallimard Jeunesse
Book Title: Culottées
Author: Pénélope Bagieu
Extension: From book to animated tv series, live events, exhibition, merchandising
Producer: Silex films
Thirty portraits of women from all backgrounds, who struggled against the social norms of their times. Thirty stories across different media, from tv to live events, to raise awareness and educate young generations on the topic of feminism.
Publisher: Abrams Books
Book Title: El Deafo
Author: Cece Bell
Extension: From book to Animated Series
Producer: Will McRobb, CeCe Bell, Clint Eland, Claire Finn, Sara Bottfeld
An animated TV adaptation of Cece Bell's award-winning graphic novel to tell the experience of growing up with profound hearing loss in the late ’70s. A tool kit for rethinking one’s disability, with a message for anyone who worries about fitting in.
Publisher: Vivandra Books
Book Title: Otthon (Home)
Author: Kinga Rofusz
Extension: From book to Short Animated Movie
Producer: BÉLA KLINGL (K.G.B. Studio)
A short animation film inspired by a silent book to describe that ‘home’ is not only a place where we live, but also a feeling of trust and connections that bridge the gap between generations.
Publisher: Red Comet Press
Book Title: Robin Robin
Author: Dan Ojari & Mikey Please
Illustrator: Briony May Smith
Extension: From short movie to book
Producer: Aardman Animation
A picture book retelling authored by the directors of the animated short movie Robin Robin, released by Aardman Animation. A bird is raised by a loving family of mice, but struggles discovering who she really is.
THE TREE OF ECSTASY AND UNBEARABLE SADNESS
Publisher: Dirt Lane Press
Book Title: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness
Author: Matt Ottley
Extension: From book to Music, Audiobook and Short movie
Producer: Tina Wilson
A multi-modal work weaving together the worlds of literature, visual art and music in the poignant story of one boy’s journey into mental illness. It offers a sensory insight into the experiences of those who suffer from such debilitating condition.
Type: open multilingual digital library
A digital platform that allows children to write and illustrate picture books for other children. 170 volunteers translate into 77 languages the books, which everyone can download for free.
ATELIER DE CRÉATION FONFON
Type: web based creative platform
A web-based platform for children to create their own stories using visual elements — characters, sets, accessories — taken from several albums published by Fonfon.
Publisher: Fundación Entrelíneas
Type: interactive digital library
An interactive, inclusive and diverse collection of stories for children that aims to democratize access to quality literature thanks to aloud narration, sign language interpretation and subtitles.
Type: animated books library
A digital platform in which storybooks are brought to life with animation, read-aloud narration, engaging music and sound, and read-along text. A purposefully paced narration, to improve fluency and comprehension.