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New York Festivals calls for entries for 2018 TV & Films Awards

The deadline to enter the competition is October 15, 2017. New categories include Magazine Feature, International Affairs Documentary, Use of Technology in Promos, Digital Documentary, Digital Reality TV Drama, and Tourism

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2018 competition is open for entries. The deadline to enter the competition is October 15, 2017.

Since 1957, NYF’s World’s Best TV & Films competition has celebrated content in all lengths and formats and continues to honour exceptional content being created around the globe.

New York Festivals acknowledges the wide range of superlative content being made today. “There are no geographical boundaries for talent and innovation,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of NYF Television & Film Awards, “so we have no boundaries on our entry process. We welcome storytelling across all platforms including all genres for all types of audiences”

With the popularity of video streaming and the increase in viewer consumption of short-form digital video, NYF renamed the existing Online group to Digital Short-Form and added 2 new categories as well: Digital Reality TV Drama and Digital Documentary. 

Rose Anderson

“NYF provides opportunities for recognizing all of the innovations today’s storytellers use to engage their audiences” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of NYF Television & Film Awards. “This year in addition to adding new categories, we have made our 16 category groups more user-friendly and more current, incorporating the language that our entrants from every continent use today.”

Other new categories include Use of Technology in Promos, launched to showcase the innovative ways creative services teams use all facets of today’s technology (VR, AR, MR) to target their audiences; Magazine Feature in News Reports; International Affairs in Documentary; and Tourism in Corporate Image.

The 2018 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 10, 2018. For the eighth consecutive year NYF and their official partner, NAB Show, will present the competition to more than 103,000 media and entertainment professionals from 166 countries, and 1700+ exhibitors.

Three outstanding entries were recognized in 2017 with the NYF Grand Award: “David Attenborough's Light on Earth” Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH; “MARS” National Geographic and “Super Bowl 50” CBS Sports.

Tony Petitti, Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball was honoured with the annual New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.  New York Festivals Specialty Awards honoured the following international companies: Al Jazeera with Broadcaster of the Year; The Edge Picture Company, UK, with Production Company of the Year; and Fox Networks Group Latin America with the 2017 Program Promotion Team of the Year Award.

All Entries in the 2018 competition will be judged online and screened by New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200 plus producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Nominated Finalists are judged by a selected panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards.

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