Czech series #martyisdead is nominated for an Emmy Award

The Czech thriller series #martyisdead, which focuses on cyberbullying was nominated for an Emmy Award, in the “Short-Forum Series” category, making it the first Czech series which may win the prize. The winners will be announced on 23 November during the 48th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York.

Date 2020-10-30 Author Czech Safer Internet Centre Section awareness Topic cyberbullying, excessive use, gaming, love, relationships, sexuality (online), online reputation Audience children and young people, media specialist, organisations and industry, parents and carers, research, policy and decision makers, teachers, educators and professionals
Close-up shot of a teenage boy's face with the tagline #martyisdead

The series was created as part of the Safer Internet programme and produced by the Bionaut,, and CZ.NIC organisations in the framework of the "Safely on the Net" project, which is carried out by the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC).

The topic of the miniseries #martyisdead is cyberbullying. The eight-part thriller describes the story of 15-year-old Marty, who had his whole life ahead of him but is now dead. He left behind only a series of chilly videos he was shooting before his death. His grieving father is putting together pieces of Marty’s online life to find out the reasons behind his tragic end. The series is inspired by real cases of cyberbullying and many experts in this area cooperated on its creation. Schools are offered a screening in a cinema, followed by a discussion with an expert in online safety.

The Emmy Awards nomination is not the only success of the #martyisdead series. Recently, it was awarded the Golden Kingfisher award for serial TV project and internet production at the "Finále Plzeň" festival. It could also succeed in the Crystal Magnifier – Czech Internet Awards public survey, in which it was nominated for the best online video. Last year, it became the best web series of Central and Eastern Europe at the Serial Killer festival, where it had its world premiere.

The series can be watched also with English subtitles on

Find out more information about the work of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.

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