Storyteller Filmsâ work titled âA big little murderâ is the only winner from India at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2020 announced on April 21. The entry won a Bronze award in the âCurrent Affairsâ category.
At 2020 TV & Film Awards, leading-edge entertainment from 50+ countries around the globe was honoured.
A global crisis could not prevent the dedicated TV & Film Awards Grand Jury from their commitment to judging world-class work and the honoured content creators across all platforms and in all genres and awarded in total 122 Gold World Medals, 136 Silver World Medals and 142 Bronze World Medals.
Award winners were compelling in subject matter, ambitious in scope, off the charts in degree of difficulty, resulting in content that impressed judges from around the world. Entries represent innovative content from storytellers from around the world including entertainment, documentaries, journalism, sports, promos, and corporate image films. To view the 2020 winnerâs gallery, please visit: HERE.
âWe at New York Festivals also wanted to honour our commitment to honour the men and women of the creative community around the world whose work so impressed the Grand Juries this year by keeping to the original date of the storytellers gala even though we are all at home,âÂ said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of New York Festivals.
âFleabag â Series 2â Craft - Best Writing (Two Brothers Pictures/BBC Three/ Amazon Prime Video) was honored with the Grand for their multi award-winning dark comedy series written and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The series also earned Gold World Medals for Best Performance by an Actress, Best Performance by an Actor, and Comedy.
âVery Ralphâ Craft - Best Original Music/Lyrics (Brian Keane Music, Inc./HBO) Multi-award-winning composer Brian Keane received the Grand for composing the original music for the first documentary portrait of fashion icon Ralph Lauren.
âI am humbled by finding out that my music score for "Very Ralphâ, a Susan Lacy directed, Pentimento Films, wonderfully made documentary for HBO about the life of fashion icon, Ralph Lauren, won a grand award in the New York Festival Awards. I have won various awards for music including a Grammy, and several Emmy Awards, and have scored literally dozens of Emmy, Peabody, and Oscar winning films, but I never have received a New York Festival grand award for music. Thank you so much!â âBrian Keane, Composer, Brian Keane Music, Inc.
âOkavango - River of Dreamsâ Documentary - Nature & Wildlife (Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH), was recognized for their Grand award-winning documentary that tells the story of the Okavango river in Botswana in Southern Africa while exploring the wildlife and landscapes along the river's path.
âApollo: Missions to the Moonâ Documentary - Science & Technology (1895 Films/National Geographic) The Grand award-winning documentary recounts the key moments of NASAâs Apollo space program and Americaâs goal to land on the Moon before 1970 through TV coverage, radio broadcasts, home movies, NASA film, and never before heard Mission Control audio.
âThe New York Festivals is one of the finest awards in our industry.Â We know that to be selected as Grand winner for our National Geographic film, Apollo: Missions to the Moon, brings with it recognition and validation from our peers that we are doing a good job telling stories that matter. We are so grateful for this tremendous honour.ââTom Jennings, Executive Producer, 1895 Films
For the fourth consecutive year, Al Jazeera Englishâs news analysis and investigative programming earned the network the prestigious title of Broadcaster of the Year. The networkâs award-winning entries explored a robust number of global topics and garnered an impressive number of medals for their programming including Al Jazeera Investigations, Witness, 101 East, Fault Lines, The Big Picture and Earthrise.
âWe are honoured to be recognised again for the quality of our content,â said Giles Trendle, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. âOur journalists and filmmakers come from all corners of the globe and go out of their way to provide coverage that is grounded in impartial reporting and inspired storytelling. I believe our audiences appreciate our coverage of international issues and universal themes which offers a truly global perspective that, in times such as these, is an important affirmation of the inter-connectedness of our lives on this planet.â
This is the 14th year consecutive year that The Edge Picture Company UK earned the prestigious title of Production Company of the Year.
âWe are simply stunned to receive this incredible news!Â Winning âProduction Company of the Yearâ for 14 years in a row is something that we could never have believed was possible, so to have achieved this unique milestone makes us feel both proud and humbled.Â Ultimately the credit has to go to our wonderful clients for continuing to trust us to produce such creative films and for all the incredibly talented people in our production teams whose skills ensure that our films are executed to perfection.ââPhil Blundell, Owner and Executive Producer, The Edge Picture Company, Ltd.
The National Press Club was honoured with the 2020 York FestivalsÂź Storytellers Gala Lifetime Achievement Award. The National Press Club, since 1908, has been recognized as the Worldâs Leading Professional Organization for Journalistsâą.
Annually New York Festivals, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, selects entries that exemplify the aims and ideas of the United Nations and honours them with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UNDGC) awards. 2020 UNDGC winners include: âTipping Pointâ (CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd) was honoured with the Gold UNDGC Award; âOld People's Home For 4 Year Oldsâ (Endemol Shine Australia, ABC) earned the Silver Award; and The Nonfiction: Monk and Vulnerable Souls, (Fuji Television Network) was awarded the Bronze UNDGC Award.
Gold winning Documentaries dominated this year including âGretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silenceâ (Lifetime), Surviving R. Kellyâ (Lifetime), âAmerican Swampâ (MSNBC),âThe Big Picture - The World According to AIâ (Al Jazeera English), âYohji Yamamoto: Rebel in Blackâ (NHK), âBritainâs Viking Graveyardâ (Windfall Films, NOVA) Rebellion! Stonewallâ (MSNBC), âThe Face of a Strangerâ (CBC/Radio-Canada (Ă©mission DĂCOUVERTE),Â âMasterpiece: Turnerâ (POSVIDEO), âThe Last Iglooâ (Swan Films, BBC Four), â180 Days / 180 Joursâ (Avanti Groupe), âGloboNews DocumentĂĄrio: Alliesâ (Globo News) and âBorneo - EarthÂŽs Ancient Eden â (Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH).
Entertainment engaged viewers. Gold World Medalist include: âShakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tourâ (Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC âBauhaus - A New Eraâ (ZDF German Television), âSecret in the Mountainâ (ORF / ZDF / ARTE (Mona Film / Hager Moss Film), âMy Greatest Dishesâ (Sidney Street/Food Network UK), and âNo Te Puedes Esconderâ (TelemundoÂ International Studios).
Top scoring Sports content earned Gold: â30 for 30 42 to 1â(ESPN Films) âE:60 "2-Playerâ (ESPN) âFootball is US: The College Gameâ (ESPN, âSaturdays in the South: A History of SECâ (ESPN), âPatricio Manuel: A Fighter's Chanceâ (CBS Sports Network), âMLB Nowâ (MLB Network), âRugby World Cup 2019 Campaignâ (beIN SPORTS Asia) and âBlink of an Eyeâ (Taublieb Films). Silver World Medalists include: âBrick by Brick: Inside Access with the San Francisco 49ersâ (San Francisco 49ers) and Football is US: The College Game (ESPN).
Promos engaged viewers, entries achieving Gold include: âClimate Change The Factsâ (BBC Studios), âTragedies Specialâ (The Walt Disney Company Europe & Africa),âWinter Solstice Specialâ (AMC Networks International Southern Europe), âSounds of Future Oceanâ (The Walt Disney Company Latin America) and âMonday Night Football Openâ (ESPN).
Corporate and Brand Image Films were honored with Gold trophies companies include: The Edge Picture Company, The Walt Disney Company Latin America, The Walt Disney Company Europe, and Africa, MerchantCantos, Sonova AG, Causal Films, Quite Frankly Productions and Plastic Pictures.