Kiev, Ukraine, 18 August 2016 - Kvartal 95 political comedy series has been nominated as one of the four comedy finalists for the Seoul International Drama Awards 2016.
This year a record 265 entries were submitted from 51 countries around the world, and Servant of the People became the only representative from Ukraine included in the 28 finalists list for the Program category.
Comedy category introduced for the first time in 2016 became very competitive with 37 entries in various sub-genres. Servant of the People, a story about ordinary honest teacher becoming a President, will compete for the Golden Bird Prize with Life in Pieces and Baskets from the US, and La Famiglia from Israel.
A political comedy about honest and humble teacher becoming a President and his story of trying to build a better life for his country became the highest rated TV-product of the autumn season in all demos and most talked-about premier on Ukrainian TV. The series was bought by Estonia, Kazakhstan and Moldova and Kvartal 95 started the production of a second season and a feature film last weekend.
About Kvartal 95
Founded in 2003, Kvartal 95 has established itself as an industry-leading provider of entertainment TV content in Ukraine offering a full range of services in the production of TV formats and programs, TV films and series, feature films and animation projects with regularly high ratings. Kvartal 95, with more than 100 writers onboard is an unstoppable machine producing comedy and entertainment content, investing in new cutting-edge formats and gathering the best talents around.
About Seoul International Drama Awards
Organized by the Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and the Korean Broadcasters Association, the Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA) is the world’s leading drama festival where drama fans and experts from all around the world can celebrate together. With continuous support and participation of fans and industry participants from all over the world, SDA received a total of 265 submissions from 51 countries this year, which makes a cumulative total of 73 participating countries from the past 10 years. Based on the criteria of overall quality, originality and popularity, the winners from the TV Movie, Mini-Series, Serial Drama and Comedy categories will be announced at the Awards ceremony from 17:30 to 19:50 live on KBS 2TV.