Hit global format Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds Australia won the Grand prize for best documentary social issues, as well as a Gold Award at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Storytellers Gala.

The Australian version of award-winning format Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is produced by Endemol Shine Australia in association with ABC. The second season aired on ABC Australia in 2021, and the broadcaster has already commissioned new series Old People’s Home For Teenagers – the format’s first spinoff – set to air this year.

The original format was created and produced by CPL Productions for Channel 4 in the UK, completing two successful seasons and winning countless international awards including Realscreen, Broadcast, Edinburgh TV, Grierson and C21 international format awards. The show was also nominated for a 2018 and 2019 BAFTA award.

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is a revolutionary social experiment that attempts to dramatically improve the health and wellbeing of elderly people in retirement communities, by bringing them together with a group of four-year-old preschool children.

“Myself and the incredible team behind the second series of Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds are so grateful and honoured to be selected in the New York Festivals as Grand winner in the documentary social issues category. As Australian filmmakers we are so proud that for a second time, the series has been acknowledged at a global level, and also that we’ve shown the rest of the world how a group of four year olds can improve the lives of our elderly, hopefully this message will resonate beyond our shores.” —Debbie Cuell, Executive Producer, Endemol Shine Australia

World-class content created by global storytellers from 42 countries were celebrated at the virtual Storytellers Gala, held Tuesday, April 26. The TV & Film Awards Grand Jury honors compelling content created by international storytellers in a wide range of genres including primetime entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promos, streaming media, and brand image films.

Red Arrow Studios International distributes Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds worldwide.