13 April 2011
RELATE – a popular factual entertainment show on SABC1, created and produced by Ochre Moving Pictures in Johannesburg – will feature in the line up at INPUT 2011. It is the only entry from Africa to be awarded this accolade.
"To be selected for INPUT is a great honour," says Ochre Moving Pictures' CEO, Stan Joseph.
"This is an international forum that recognises innovation in public broadcasting. It's a platform for excellence where industry peers meet and share experiences and vision. This year themes include political independence, craftsmanship, responsibility and visual ethics, education as a priority, and multi-platform execution."
RELATE will feature in the Reality TV session under a rather provocative heading: 'Why Should I Bother? TV as a Playground for Personal Missions'. Other reality discussions will be held under the banners of 'Shaping Reality: From the Real World to Reality' and 'Violence on TV: How to Deal with the Dark Side of Mankind'.
The annual INPUT festival calls on television programme makers working in all genres to submit challenging, daring productions. As the festival's mission statement declares, "INPUT is dedicated to the proposition that television should be public service in the public interest… Access to the most honest, innovative, provocative, courageous and challenging broadcasting is a universal fundamental human right."
RELATE is a popular primetime television show that takes a hard and honest look at troubled relationships, and attempts to bring people back together.
Key to RELATE is the frank talk from the show's presenter, Angie Diale, a social worker and real life counsellor.
"Angie is an incredible asset," says Executive Producer, Anton Burggraaf. "She does not mince her words in her role as counsellor and agony aunt. Angie tells it like it is and this is the appeal of the show. She's passionate. People trust her. So they are often willing to go the extra mile to reshape their relationships."
The festival is hosted by a different city each year and this year it is the turn of Seoul, South Korea, from 9-12 May. Around 300 productions were submitted and 87 programmes from 27 countries will feature on the festival programme. The conference is organised and jointly hosted by two South Korean public broadcasters KBS and MBC. INPUT is the only festival of its kind in the world.
Ochre Moving Pictures is a leading Johannesburg television production company with a string of well known shows (Scandal, Kwanda, Takalani Sesame) to their name and have received multiple awards and accolades for their productions.