New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Competition is Open for Entries; NYF Unveils New Categories for 2018

New Categories for 2018: Magazine Feature, International Affairs Documentary, Use of Technology in Promos, Digital Documentary, Digital Reality TV Drama, and Tourism

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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Announces 2017 Winners at NAB; Grand Awards go to “David Attenborough

Al Jazeera Earns Broadcaster of the Year, The Edge Picture Company is Production Company of the Year, and Fox Networks Group Latin America Named Program Promotion Team of the Year

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New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards Announces 2017 Finalists

Finalists include: Victoria, Before the Flood, Super Bowl 50, 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, David Attenborough's Light on Earth, Roots, Jean, MARS, Years of Living Dangerously, Killing Reagan, and The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show on Earth 

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Tony Petitti, Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball is the 2017 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

New York, NY – January 9, 2017: New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will honor Tony Petitti, Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball with the 2017 New York Festivals® Lifetime Achievement Award.

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NYF’s International Television & Film Awards Announces Grand Jury: 2017 Jury Includes 180 Jurors, 34% Women

New York, NY – October 6, 2016New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards® competition has announced the 2017 Grand Jury.  To date, this year’s powerhouse Grand Jury of prominent international broadcast and film industry executives represents 34 countries on 6 continents. The 60+ women on the jury are directors, producers, journalists, writers, and filmmakers who are passionate about excellence and innovation. The Grand Jury panel’s stellar reputation and diverse areas of expertise across all platforms ensure that this peer-judging process provides each entry with the attention it deserves. 

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2017 Competition is Open for Entries

NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films and Chelsea Film Festival Collaborate on behalf of Award-Winning Filmmakers

Chelsea Film Festivals Offers Grand Prix and Petite Grand Prix Winners the Opportunity to be selected into the 2017 NYF TV & Film Awards

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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films 2016 Winners Announced at NAB; Grand Awards go to “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Earth is Yours,” and “Y Gwyll / Hinterland

ESPN is Broadcaster of the Year, The Edge Picture Company Earns Production Company of the Year, and BBC Worldwide Asia is the Inaugural Program Promotion Team of the Year

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2016 Awards Ceremony Presenters

NYF’s E-Program Provides Attendees Instant Access to the 2016 Gala Program

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New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards Announces 2017 Finalists

Finalists include: Victoria, Before the Flood, Super Bowl 50, 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, David Attenborough's Light on Earth, Roots, Jean, MARS, Years of Living Dangerously, Killing Reagan, and The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show on Earth 

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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Announces 2016 Finalists; ESPN Leads, followed by Channel NewsAsia, and The Edge Picture Company

Finalists include: 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Racing Extinction, Sons of Liberty, Humpback Whales, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, UnREAL, Difficult People,Casual, and Texas Rising

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David Hill, Legendary Sports Television Executive and Father of FOX Sports, Honored with 2016 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – December 10, 2015: New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will honor David Hill, legendary veteran sports executive, live event specialist and Father of FOX Sports, with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Hill will receive the award at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards gala on April 19, 2016 at the annual NAB Show.

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New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Unveils New Program Promotion Team of the Year Award

New York, NY – October 29, 2015New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards unveiled a new special industry award, the Program Promotion Team of the Year Award.

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ESPN, ABS-CBN and MediaCorp Execs Join New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Advisory Board

Vic Morren, ESPN; Regina Reyes, ABS-CBN; and Debra Soon, MediaCorp Will Select the World’s Best TV & Films

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New York Festivals 2016 World’s Best TV & Films Competition Open for Entries

NYF TV & Film Awards Unveils New Categories: Climate Change & Sustainability, Music,

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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films 2015 Winners Announced at NAB; ESPN, History, and Showtime Honored with Grand Awards; CNN Earns Broadcaster of the Year

Gold Medal winners include: Houdini, FIFA World Cup Final, Whitey, iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015, Cillia, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Get Packing, and Journey to the South Pacific

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2015 Awards Ceremony Presenters and E-Program

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 58th year, announced this year’s prominent media professionals slated to present awards at the 2015 TV & Film Gala honoring World’s Best TV & Films℠. The Gala will be held at the annual NAB Show on Tuesday April 14th as they play host to over 98,000 attendees from 159 countries.

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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Film Awards Announces Limelight Networks as Official Sponsor and Content Delivery Network of 2015 TV & Film Awards Gala

New York, NY – March 19, 2015: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards℠ competition announced that it is partnering with Limelight Networks as the official sponsor and Content Delivery Network (CDN) for the 2015 TV & Film Awards Gala taking place Tuesday, April 14th at the annual NAB Show.                                                                                                                           

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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Film Awards Announces 2015 Finalists; CNN Takes the Lead Followed by ESPN, HBO, and The Edge Picture Company

Finalists include Years of Living Dangerously, Houdini, Sochi 2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony, FIFA World Cup Final, Whitey,

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2015 Competition Shines the Spotlight on Movie Trailers

New York, NY – November 20, 2014:  As award season kicks off New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards  honoring the World’s Best TV & Films has added the new category Movie Trailer to recognize creativity from development and production professionals around the globe.

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Michael Pearce of Yahoo and David Roofthooft of HBO Appointed to New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Advisory Board & Grand Jury

New York, NY – September 24, 2014New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films™ announced the appointments of Michael Pearce, Head of Global initiatives for Yahoo Studios and David Roofthooft, Creative Director, Creative Services at HBO to the New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury.

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CBS Sports Executive Ken Aagaard to Receive New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – September 17, 2014: New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will honor Ken Aagaard, Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, CBS Sports with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Aagaard will receive the award at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards gala on April 14, 2015 at the annual NAB Show.  New York Festivals TV & Film Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders whose accomplishments and contributions have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry.

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2015 Call For Entries

New Categories Include: Movie Trailer, Culinary Program, Lifestyle Program, Online Drama, Online Comedy, Sound Design, and Video Art & Experimental Film

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2014 Winners Announced at NAB

Grand Awards Presented to Endemol Worldwide Distribution/Caryn Mandabach Productions/Tiger Aspect Productions, History, and WIGS

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2014 Awards Ceremony Presenters and E-Program

Presenters include Chris Brown, NAB; Mihai Gadea and Mircea Badea, Antena 3; Aela Callan, Al Jazeera English; Jodain Massad, KC Chiefs; Roni Selig, CNN; and actors Antonia Prebble, Siobhan Marshall, and Raj Varna, South Pacific Pictures “The Blue Rose”

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2014 Finalists

Finalists include: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; 2013 Memorial Day Concert; Pacific Rim; WIGS; Battle for amFAR; Nelson Mandela; Hawking;  Generation War; The Bible; and Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale 2013.

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Robert E. Frye, Appointed to New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Advisory Board & Grand Jury

New York, NY – December 12, 2013New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films™ announced the appointment of Robert E. Frye, Emmy award-winning producer and director, to the NYF® TV & Film Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury. As advisory board member, Mr. Frye’s creative vision and vast broadcast industry expertise will be an asset to the competition as it continues to address the needs of the worldwide television and film industry. 

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New York Festivals Honors David Mazza, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NBC Sports Group, with 2014 TV & Film Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – October 31, 2013: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™ will honor David Mazza, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NBC Sports Group, with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2014 Grand Jury

New York, NY – October 24, 2013:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™ announced the 2014 Grand Jury.

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2014 Call For Entries

New York, NY – July 25, 2013:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™, honoring the World’s Best TV & Films™, is now open for entries.

Rose Anderson, Executive Director of NYF’s TV & Film Awards, initiated multiple updates in this year’s competition, among them expanded categories and a website redesign. Updated categories for 2014 include: Best Nonfiction Series, Best Screenplay, Best Host, Business & Finance Documentary, Human Concerns Documentary, Financial & Legal Reporting, Legal Issues Documentary, Corporate Social Responsibility and Student Online Program.

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NYF TV & Film Awards 2013 Winners Announced at NAB; Grand Awards go to Done and Dusted UK, A&E USA, and History Channel USA

New York, NY – April 9, 2013: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™ celebrated the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™ tonight at NAB in Las Vegas. The Grand Jury awarded 119 Gold World Medals, 145 Silver, 104 Bronze, and 327 Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from 50 countries. The following companies were honored with Grand Awards: Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad” (IOC/LOCOG/OBS/Done and Dusted/YLE); A&E, USA for Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies; and History Channel, USA for Hatfields & McCoys.

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NYF Television & Film Awards Continues its Commitment to Innovation and Technology with E-Program Mobile App


New York, NY – April 3, 2013: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards continues its commitment to innovation and technology with its e-program mobile app. Attendees of the 2013 TV & Film Awards ceremony taking place April 9th  at NAB will have access to a paperless awards program on the go. With a quick scan of the QR code NYF’s mobile app will place all  the 2013 award winners selected from 50 countries around the world on their favorite mobile device.

“This is the third year for our mobile app, and it continues our commitment to innovations in technology. From our sophisticated online judging platform, to the streamlined online entry process that accepts full-length program files, NYF is always searching for new ways to honor the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™. The mobile app is just one more opportunity to recognize the Television & Film industry and showcase exceptional work from around the globe,” said Rose Anderson, Executive Director of the International Television & Film Awards.

The NYF e-program mobile app will communicate all of this year’s International Television & Film awards program information: Grand Trophy, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award-winning entries, as well as the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Broadcaster of the Year, Production Company of the Year, and United Nations Department of Public Information Awards.  NYF screenings will also be included. To view the app: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/nabshow2013/mobile/

The 2013 New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will shine the spotlight on the World’s Best TV & Films™. The third annual NYF Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one of the broadcasting industry’s most accomplished producers, Susan Zirinsky, Senior Executive Producer of CBS News’ broadcast 48 HOURS.

For schedule and ticket information: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/nabshow2013/nyf_show.html

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New York Festivals Honors CBS News Senior Executive Producer, Susan Zirinsky with 2013 TV& Film Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – February 27, 2013: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™ will honor CBS News Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Zirinsky, the Senior Executive Producer of CBS News’ broadcast 48 HOURS, will be honored on Tuesday, April 9th at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards ceremony taking place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. The NYF Television & Film Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders whose accomplishments and contributions have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry. The organization is now in its 56th year of honoring the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™.

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists for 2013 Competition

Finalists include: Hatfields & McCoys; Longmire; Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies; WIGS; Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee; and Olympic Opening Ceremony


New York, NY – January 31, 2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards®, now in its 56th year of honoring the World’s Best TV & Films™, announced the 2013 Finalists. The Grand Jury of award winning television and film industry experts from around the world determined the Finalists from submissions from 50 different countries. Trophies will be presented at the 2013 Television & Film Awards Ceremony on April 9th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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New York Festivals 2013 Television & Awards Announces Call For Entries

New Categories for 2013 Include: Best Innovation, Best Technical Production Team, Best Online Special Event, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Performance by an Actress, Editorial/Viewpoint Program, and Current Affairs Program.

New York, NY – July 25, 2012:  New York Festivals®, now in its 56th year of honoring the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™, has announced its 2013 competition Call For Entries.

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NYF International TV & Film Awards Announces 2012 Winners at NAB; Grand Trophies go to ESPN, USA, Temolo Productions for Biography Channel, USA, and ReelzChannel, USA

ESPN, USA Named Broadcaster of the Year and The Edge Picture Company, England Named Production Company of the Year


New York, NY – April 18, 2012: The 55th New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™, announced this year’s winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony Tuesday, April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Grand Jury honored the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™  and awarded three prestigious Grand Trophies to the following companies: ESPN, USA; Temolo Productions for BIO, The Biography Channel, USA; and ReelzChannel, USA.

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NYF Television & Film Awards Grows its Green Initiative; Mobile App Puts Award-Winning Entries at Attendees Fingertips

New York, NY – April 15, 2012: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, continues to grow its green initiative for the second year in a row by offering an e-program on a mobile app. Attendees of the 2012 TV & Film Awards, taking place April 17th at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, can save trees while viewing the paperless awards program on their phone or mobile device. With a quick scan of the QR code, NYF’s mobile app puts the award-winning entries at the attendee’s fingertips.  To view the app go to: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/nabshow2012/mobile/

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New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists; Trophies Presented at NAB Show in Las Vegas

New York, NY – February 2, 2012:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 55th year of honoring the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™, announced the finalists for the 2012 competition.  The Grand Jury, comprised of award-winning television and film industry experts, determined the shortlist from entries submitted from 40 countries worldwide. Trophies will be presented at the 2012 Television & Film Awards Ceremony on April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 14th – 19th.

Rose Anderson, Executive Director of NYF Television & Film Awards, had this to say about this year’s entries:  “The wide variety, depth, and scope of the programming created by this year’s Finalists are proof that excellence knows no boundaries. Increasingly, as our world becomes more connected, it is no surprise that imaginative and innovative programming across all platforms engages a world-wide audience.”  

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Geoffrey Mason, NYF TV & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Recipient, Announced as NAB Show Keynote; ESPN Anchor Bob Ley Slated to Interview

Jodi Markley, Senior Vice President/Operations for ESPN Will Present Mason with the NYF Lifetime Achievement Award


New York, NY – March 12, 2012: New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Geoffrey Mason was announced as the keynote speaker for the 2012 NAB Show “Creative Master Series.” Mason will participate in an in-depth interview titled “Mason Unplugged” on April 17th at 9:30AM.  He will be joined in a free-wheeling conversation with one of sports television’s most respected and honored journalists, ESPN anchor Bob Ley.

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New York Festivals Honors Legendary Sports Production Executive Geoffrey Mason with TV & Film Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – October 20, 2011:  New York Festivals®, International Television & Film Awards will honor Geoffrey Mason with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

One of sports television’s most accomplished executives, he has more than 40 years of domestic and international production experience, including seven Olympic Games, six World Cups, and multiple America’s Cup races. The consummate freelancer, Mason has worked for ABC, NBC, Fox, ESPN, and NFL Network over five decades in the business, mentoring hundreds of co-workers along the way.

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New York Festivals 2012 Television & Film Awards Announces Call For Entries

New Categories Include: Best Sports Talk Show, Best News Talk Show, Heroes, and Green Promotion


New York, NY – July 11, 2011:  New York Festivals®, honoring “The World’s Best TV Programs & Films™,” announced the Call for Entries for the 2012 International Television & Film Awards.  This year, NYF has updated the competition by adding the following new categories: Best Sports Talk Show; Best News Talk Show; Heroes; and Green Promotion. These new categories round out those introduced last year that transformed the competition: Telenovelas, Special Event, Event Venue, Animated Program, and multiple Sports Categories.

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NYF International Television & Film Awards Announces 2011 Winners in Las Vegas at the NAB Show; Grand Trophies go to ESPN, USA and Area 51, FOXTEL Management, Australia

ESPN, USA Named Broadcaster of the Year and The Edge Picture Company, England Named Production Company of the Year


New York, NY – April 13, 2011:  The 54th New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards honoring The World’s Best TV Programs & Films™ announced this year’s winning entries at the 2011 awards ceremony Tuesday, April 12th in Las Vegas at the NAB Show. The Grand Jury™ awarded two prestigious Grand Trophies – one to ESPN of the US, and the second to Area 51, FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd., Australia.  In addition, ESPN was named Broadcaster of the Year for the fourth consecutive year in a row, and The Edge Picture Company, England was honored with the title of Production Company of the Year.

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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2011 Program Goes Green with Mobile App at NAB Show

New York, NY – April 5, 2011:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards goes green this year with an e-program version offered on a mobile app of the 2011 TV & Film Awards program.  Attendees of the TV & Film Awards, being held on April 12th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, will be able to view this year’s awards program guide on their phone or mobile device, to view the app go to: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/nabshow/

The NYF designed mobile app e-program will communicate all pertinent program information: Grand Trophy, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award-winning work, as well as NYF and NAB co-sponsored screenings, speaker events, and updates. 

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New York Festivals Honors Legendary Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles with Inaugural TV & Film Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – February 24, 2011:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards will honor legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles with the inaugural Television & Film Awards 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The iconic filmmaker will be presented with the award on Tuesday, April 12th at the Television & Film Awards ceremony taking place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.  The NYF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders whose accomplishments and contributions have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry.

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International Television & Film Awards Announces 2011 Finalists; Trophies Awarded at NAB Show

New York, NY – February 11, 2011:  New York Festivals, International Television & Film Awards announced the Finalists for the 2011 competition.  The Grand Jury, comprised of award winning television and film professionals, selected finalists from 31 countries around the globe.   NYF’s global footprint increased 35% over last year.  All Finalists will go on to a second round of judging, with different criteria to determine the prestigious Grand Trophy Award recipients, as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists.  Trophies will be awarded at the 2011 Television & Film Awards ceremony taking place on April 12th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas April 9-14th.

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New York Festivals® 2011 International TV & Film Awards® Introduces New Category to Honor Telenovelas.

New York, NY – October 28, 2010:  New York Festivals 2011 International TV & Film Awards, now in its 54th year, has introduced a new category to honor exceptional work in Telenovelas. These limited run prime time serialized dramas have gained global popularity as a leading international entertainment genre.

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The New York Festivals® International TV & Film Awards and the NAB Show® Unite to Shine the Spotlight on The 2011

The NYF TV & Film Awards Ceremony to Be Held at the NAB Show in Las Vegas
 from April 9-14, 2011.

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New York Festivals World's Best TV Programs & Films® Announced Its 2010 Winners in New York; Grand Trophies go to ESPN and The Edge Picture Company

New York, NY – May 4, 2010:  The 53rd New York Festivals World's Best TV Programs & Films honored this year’s winning entries at the 2010 awards ceremony Monday, May 3rd in New York at the American Airlines Theater. The GrandJury® awarded two prestigious Grand Trophies – one to ESPN of the US, and the other to The Edge Picture Company in the UK.  In addition, ESPN was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row, while The Edge Picture Company was also honored for the third time with the title of Production Company of the Year.

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New York Festivals® Television & Film Awards Announces 2010 Finalists

New York, NY – March 18, 2010: New York Festivals Television & Film Awards, honoring the “World’s Best Work”, announced the 2010 competition finalists today. The GRANDJURY™, comprised of award winning television and film professionals, selected finalists from twenty-nine countries around the globe. All finalists will go on to a second round of judging, with different criteria to determine the prestigious Grand Trophy Award recipients as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists.

A partial list of prominent media companies who received finalist status for multiple entries are:

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New York Festivals® World's Best TV Programs & Films Hosts 2010 Awards Ceremony at the Penthouse Lobby of the American Airlines Theatre

New York, NY – March 11, 2010: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, honoring the World’s Best Work™, will host its 2010 awards ceremony on Monday, May 3rd at the Penthouse Lobby of the American Airlines Theatre located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. New York Festivals will salute its winners with a unique three hour celebration. The gala event begins at 6PM with cocktails and substantial hors d’oeuvres served in the Penthouse Lobby event space and adjacent outdoor terrace featuring spectacular views of historic Times Square.

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New York Festivals Announces 2010 World's Best TV Programs & Films Advisory Board

NYF Advisory Board Recruits Executives from HBO, ESPN, MTVU, Astro Entertainment, The Edge Picture Company, Showtime, and Radio Television Hong Kong.

New York, NY – February 24, 2010: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board. This year’s Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition’s global footprint. “The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the board members will be key in elevating and expanding the reach of NYF’s Television & Film Awards competition, and with their help, we will be able to be much more responsive to issues as they arise in the creative community,” said Rose Anderson, Director of the competition.

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New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Announces 2010 International Grand Jury - NYF recruits ESPN, National Geographic TV & Film, NASA/Honeywell

New York, NY January 4, 2010: New York Festivals, now in its 53rd year of honoring the “World’s Best Work™”, announced its 2010 Television & Film Awards Grand Jury. The Grand Jury, appointed by the competition’s director Rose Anderson, encompasses the prestigious companies and high caliber executives that only a 20 year veteran of the industry could recruit. This year’s Grand Jury includes producers, directors, writers, composers, filmmakers, and other creative independent professionals from companies around the globe, recognized for contributing some of the most captivating programs in the mediums of television and film.

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New York Festivals 2010 Television & Film Awards Announces New Categories: Event Venues, Best Sports Reporter, Best Interview, and Best Entertainment Newscast, added to 2010 Competition.

New York, November 4, 2009:New York Festivals Television & Film Awards, honoring the “World’s Best Work”, has added a cache of exciting new categories to the 2010 competition. For the first time ever, the competition will introduce the category Event Venues, encompassing all arena and stadium productions. This new subcategory is designed to recognize this uniquely creative and profitable industrial programming niche, and honor those industry professionals. Additional categories announced include new subcategories in: Craft/Technique: Feature/Shorts; News: Program; Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program; and Student.

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New York Festivals Appoints Rose Anderson Executive Director of the NYF Television & Film Awards

New York, October 22, 2009: New York Festivals, now in its 52nd year, announced the appointment of Rose Anderson to the position of Executive Director of NYF’s Television & Film Awards. Ms. Anderson will spearhead the development of the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards and ensure that the competition continues to evolve with the changing landscape of the television and film industry. As Executive Director of the Film & Television Awards, Ms. Anderson will manage all facets of NYF’s Film & Television Awards, oversee the strategy to expand the competition’s footprint, and assemble an advisory board culled from the most respected and influential minds representing the television and film community.

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New York Festivals Announces 2010 World's Best TV Programs & Films Call For Entry; NYF Merges Television Programming & Promotion Awards with Film & Video Competition

New York, NY - September 1, 2009: New York Festivals, now in its 52nd year, announced the Call For Entries for the 2010 World's Best TV Programs & Films. This Call For Entry announcement also marks the merging of two of NYF's competitions: New York Festival’s Television Programming & Promotion Awards with the International Film & Video Awards. This newly formed competition will honor "The World’s Best Work" in both Television Programming & Promotion and Film & Video.

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ESPN Awarded TV Programmer of the Year by New York Festivals

January 28, 2009:

ESPN was in the spotlight this year, winning the coveted title of TV Programmer of the Year for the second year in a row. The sports cable network was honored by the 2009 New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotion Awards, sweeping this year's competition with a total of 45 winning entries. ESPN won ten Gold Medals, ten Silver, six Bronze and nineteen Finalist Certificates.

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NYF Television Programming and Promotion Awards Announces 2009 Winners; Australia and the United States Each Win Two Grand Awards

January 19, 2009:

The 2009 New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotions Awards announced this year’ s award-winning entries. Jurors honored 4 Grand Trophy winners, awarding Australia and the United States with two Grand Trophies each. In addition, 93 Gold Medals, 112 Silver and 104 Bronze Medals were recognized for their distinguished work in this year’ s competition.

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2009 Film and Video Awards Grand Trophies Go To Germany, Mexico, England and Sweden; The Edge Picture Company Named Production Company of the Year.

January 19, 2009:

The 52nd New York Festivals International Film and Video Awards announced its 2009 winners today. This year 4 prestigious Grand Awards were selected, honoring Germany, Mexico, England and Sweden, along with awarding England’s The Edge Picture Company, Production Company of the Year. In total, the 2009 jury awarded 4 Grand Award Trophies, as well as 55 Gold Medal Awards, 41 Silver and 55 Bronze. In addition, 82 entries received Finalist certificates.

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New York Festivals Announces Restructuring of International Film and Video Awards and Call for Entries for the 2009 Competition

July 25, 2008:

On the heels of an overall restructuring, the New York Festivals announced its call for entries for the 2009 International Film and Video Awards. Now entering its 52nd year, the award honors "The World's Best WorkTM". The competition recognizes work on a global scale in feature-length, short and documentary films; informational, educational and industrial film productions; and corporate and home video.

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New York Festivals Announces 2009 Television Programming and Promotion Awards Call for Entries Opens July 21

July 18, 2008:

The call for entries officially opens July 21st for the 2009 New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotion Awards, formerly The International TV Broadcasting Awards. The NYF, now in its 51st year, recognizes "The World's Best WorkTM" in its Television Programming and Promotion Awards. The competition honors programs in categories such as news, documentary, information and entertainment programming, in addition to music video, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and IDs.

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Grand Awards Go To Australia, England and USA; ESPN Wins Broadcaster of the Year

New York, February 1, 2008: The New York Festivals (NYF) 2008 International TV Broadcasting Awards Grand Trophies went to Kaufmann Productions of Paddington/Sydney, Australia; Power of London, England; ESPN of Bristol, Connecticut and News 12 Westchester of Yonkers, New York. The prestigious accolades were presented at a formal gala held at the Tribeca Rooftop in lower Manhattan.

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Grand Awards Go To England, Germany and South Korea; The Edge Picture Company Wins Production Company of the Year

New York, February 1, 2008: The New York Festivals (NYF) 2008 International Film & Video Awards Grand Trophies went to Straker Films and the Edge Picture Company both of London, England; Korea Tourism Organization of Seoul, South Korea; and C.3 GmbH of Frankfurt, Germany. The prestigious accolades were presented at a formal gala held at the Tribeca Rooftop in lower Manhattan.

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New York Festivals Presents Grand Winners

February 7, 2007: Production companies from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States were honored as Grand Award winners at the New York Festivals TV Programming & Promotions and Film and Video Awards 2007 ceremony held at Manhattan’s Broad Street Ballroom Friday, Feb. 2nd. Winners were selected from entries submitted from 41 countries around the world.

The Grand Award honorees are:

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International TV Programming & Promotion 'Best Of Show' Honors Presented At New York Festivals Gala

February 7, 2007: Outstanding television production creativity from Austria, Australia, the USA, and Canada netted TV Programming & Promotion Grand Awards at the 2007 New York Festivals’ gala dinner and awards ceremony held February 2nd, at NYC’s fabled Broad Street Ballroom.

Distinguished members of the New York Festivals International Board of Judges chose Grand Awards recipients from among the highest scoring Gold Medalists in the competition. Entries were received from television producers, stations, and networks in 36 countries around the world. Grand Award honorees are:

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New York Festivals International Film and Video Awards Fetes Grand Winners

February 7, 2007: Production companies from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States were honored as Grand Award winners in the 2007 New York Festivals International Film and Video competition at a gala dinner held at Manhattan’s Broad Street Ballroom Feb. 2nd. The winners were selected from entries submitted from 30 countries around the world.

The Grand Award honorees are:

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Canadian Broadcasting Coporation Captures New York Festivals' Television Broadcaster of the Year Award

February 7, 2007: The prestigious New York Festivals’ TV Broadcaster of the Year Award was presented to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) at the 2007 New York Festivals Awards gala and ceremony held February 2nd at NYC’s Broad Street Ballroom.

The CBC took awards in over 30 categories in the International TV Programming and Promotion competition, culminating in eight Gold World Medals, four Silver World Medals, three Bronze World Medals and 16 Finalist Certificates. In October 2006, CBC won the New York Festivals Radio Broadcaster of The Year Award.

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The Edge Picture Co. Named Production Company of the Year at New York Festivals Gala

February 7, 2007: London-based The Edge Picture Company Limited was presented with the first-ever Production Company of the Year Award at the New York Festivals’ gala dinner and awards ceremony held at Manhattan’s Broad Street Ballroom Feb. 2nd. One of the longest-running and most prestigious international film, TV programming, interactive and advertising competitions, the New York Festivals has drawn entries from 64 countries throughout the world.

A frequent multiple-award winner at New York Festivals, The Edge garnered a grand total of ten awards at this year’s event: one Grand Award Bowl, five Gold World Medals, three Silver World Medals and a Bronze World Medal.

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United Nations Honors Enviromental Television Documentary Production at New York Festivals

February 7, 2007: The horrific, real-life nightmare of the Chernobyl nuclear plant reactor, a gripping documentary exposé of the global sex trade, and the emergence of more than 40 devastating new diseases over the last two decades are the weighty subjects addressed by three powerful documentaries awarded top honors at the New York Festivals 2007 United Nations Department of Public Information Awards (UNDPI).

Presented by UN Public Relations Section Chief, Elizabeth Baldwin-Penn at a gala dinner ceremony held Friday evening, February 2nd in NYC, the UNDPI International Programming and Promotion competition recognizes excellence in films that best reflect the issues and ideals of the United Nations.

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International Awards Group Announces New CEO

December 12, 2006: International Awards Group announced today that Jim Smyth has assumed the role of chief executive officer. The following is a letter from the company's executive director announcing the move.

Hello:

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New York Festivals Holds Two Gala Awards Shows For Film & Television Industries On Last Night Of 3-Day Festival

United Nations Honors BBC with Special Gold UNDPI Award for Documentary on Famine in Niger

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Top Creatives From The UK, Australia And The U.S. Pick Up Grand Awards At New York Festivals International Television, Cinema & Radio Advertising Competition On Jan. 26

United Nations Honors Leo Burnett Publicidade Ltda of Brazil With Special Gold UNDPI PSA Award

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