Italian, British fare has success at Roma fest

The BBC's 'Ten Days' honored with two major awards

ROME -- The BBC's "Ten Days to War" won two big prizes at the second RomaFictionFest, while South Korean miniseries "The Hero" and "Boris 2" from Italy each won their category at a gala prize ceremony Saturday.

All told, Italian and British productions dominated the international competitions at the small-screen fiction event, taking home a total of nine of the 25 awards and special mentions handed out.

"Ten Days to War" took home two: the RomaFictionFest Diamond Award for the best overall production from among the main competition categories and the TV movie competition. "Boris 2" was an honorable mention in the Diamond Award competition and the winner of the continuing series competition. "The Hero," meanwhile, won the miniseries category.

"Qadir, Enas Afghanos Odysseas," from Greece's Anneta Papathanassoiu, won the documentary section.

The juries mentioned three additional projects: "The Second Act" and "The Swordfish Hunter" from Italy, and "Peace in Our Time" from the U.K.