Beautiful Young Minds
|Beautiful Young Minds|
|Directed by||Morgan Matthews|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Executive producers||Richard Klein|
|Production locations||United Kingdom|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Production company||Blast! Films|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||PAL (576i)|
|Original release||14 October 2007|
Beautiful Young Minds was a documentary first shown at the BRITDOC Festival on 26 July 2007 and first broadcast on BBC 2 on 14 October 2007. The documentary follows the selection process and training for the U.K. team to compete in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), as well as the actual event in Slovenia. Many of the young mathematicians featured in the film had a form of autism, which the documentary links to mathematical ability. The team goes on to win numerous medals at the IMO, including four silver and one bronze. It was directed by Morgan Matthews, edited by Joby Gee and featured music by Sam Hooper. It was also screened at the Bath Film Festival in October 2007. The documentary inspired the 2014 film X+Y, which was also directed by Morgan Matthews, based on IMO participant Daniel Lightwing.
|2007||Prix Europa||Television Documentary||Nominated|
|2008||British Academy Television Awards||Best Single Documentary||Nominated|
|RTS Craft & Design Award||Best Tape and Film Editing: Documentary/Factual||Nominated|
|RTS Television Award||Best Observational Documentary||Nominated|
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