International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming

The International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming is a category of International Emmys. The awards honour programming from outside the US, as well as US shows created in languages other than English.[1]

International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
First awarded2002
Currently held byThe Man Who Shot Hiroshima,
 Japan (2016)

Rules & RegulationsEdit

Arts Programming: A program dedicated to an art form or artist(s) (i.e. performance, art documentary, art series, or combination thereof).[2]

  • 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 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.


Year Winner Country
2002[3] Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary   Canada
Touch   Netherlands
The Tragedy of Hamlet   United Kingdom
Classic Albums: Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road   United Kingdom
2003[4] Arena: The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti   United Kingdom
Visions of Space: Antoni Gaudi   United Kingdom
Viaje al Centra de la Musica   Chile
Living Architecture: The Work of Tadao Ando   Japan
2004[5] George Orwell: A Life in Pictures   United Kingdom
Korda, Fotografo en Revolucion   Mexico
Ameila   Canada
Cinema Dali   Spain /   France
2005[6] Holocaust - A Musical Memorial Film from Auschwitz   United Kingdom
Arena: Bacon’s Arena   United Kingdom
Bergman och filmen   Sweden
Bergman och Faro   Sweden
2006[7] Knowledge is the Beginning   United Kingdom
John Peel's Record Box   United Kingdom
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music   United Kingdom
I Am Dali: Secrets of a Genius   Japan
2007[8] Simon Schama's Power of Art   United Kingdom
Por Toda Minha Vida: Elis Regina   Brazil
False Waltz   Netherlands
Smile   Japan
2008[9] Strictly Bolshoi   United Kingdom
Por Toda Minha Vida: Nara Leão   Brazil
Richard Serra - To See is to Think   Germany
Inheriting a Kabuki Legacy - Ichikawa Ebizo: His Fate and Anguish   Japan
2009[10] The Mona Lisa Curse   United Kingdom
Por Toda Minha Vida: Mamonas Assassinas   Brazil
Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound!   Japan
Seven Gates of Jerusalem   Japan
2010[11] The World According to Ion B.   Romania
Por Toda Minha Vida: Cazuza   Brazil
Imagine...David Hockney: A Bigger Picture   United Kingdom
Personas Inside Out   Japan
2011[12] Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne   United Kingdom
Por Toda Minha Vida: Adoniran Barbosa   Brazil
Memories of Origin - Hiroshi Sugimoto the Contemporary Artist   Japan
In der Werkstatt Beethovens - Die Neunte, Thielemann und die Wiener Philharmoniker   Germany
2012[13] Songs of War   Germany
Por Toda Minha Vida: Cartola   Brazil
BLUE MAN   Japan
Queen: Days of Our Lives   United Kingdom
2013[14] Hello?! Orchestra
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
  South Korea
  United Kingdom
Soundtrack   Belgium
Multiple Views - La Máquina Loca   Mexico
2014[15] The Exhibition   Canada
El otro me importa   Argentina
Nonfiction W: Picture Book Touch, Feel, and Fragility   Japan
Wagnerwahn - Mythos und Machenschaften des Richard Wagner   Germany
2015[16] The Man Who Saved the Louvre   France
Buenaventura, no me dejes más   Colombia
Messiah at the Foundling Hospital   United Kingdom
Trial of Chunhyyang – A Girl Prosecuted by Feudalism   South Korea
2016[17] The Man Who Shot Hiroshima   Japan
Gabo   Colombia
Gérard Depardieu: Out of Frame   France
Interrupt this Program (Resilient Cities)   Canada


  1. ^ "Sheridan Smith role as Cilla Black up for International Emmy". BBC News. 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ "2017 Rules & Regulations" (PDF). International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 26 December 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  3. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2002". IMDb.
  4. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2003". IMDb.
  5. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2004". IMDb.
  6. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2005". IMDb.
  7. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2006". IMDb.
  8. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2007". IMDb.
  9. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2008". IMDb.
  10. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2009". IMDb.
  11. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2010". IMDb.
  12. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2011". IMDb.
  13. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2012". IMDb.
  14. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2013". IMDb.
  15. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards for 2014". IMDb.
  16. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards and Nominees". International Emmy Awards. Archived from the original on 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  17. ^ "International Emmy Awards - Awards and Nominees". International Emmy Awards. Archived from the original on 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2017-05-08.

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