Third season of Spiral wins 2012 TVFI Export Prize
Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 12-12-2012

The third season of the French thriller series Spiral (Engrenages) has won the 2012 TVFI Export Prize, given for the best internationally sold programmes, in the fiction category.

Produced by Son & Lumière for Canal+, the series is distributed by NeweN Distribution. Spiral is the most successful French fiction series in terms of international sales, having been sold to 63 territories, including the UK, where the BBC is now a co-producer.

The Animation Prize was awarded to the 3D and live image family series Minuscule from Futurikon. The series is broadcast in France on France 5 and Disney Channel and has been licensed in 80 countries.

The best-selling documentary in 2012 was Waste, the Nuclear Nightmare, produced by Bonne Pioche and distributed by Arte France. It has been sold to 23 TV channels, including Sundance Channel.