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 Manhattanâ€™s Broad Street Ballroom Feb. 2nd. The winners were selected from entries submitted from 30 countries around the world.
The Grand Award honorees are:
BEST INFORMATION PROGRAM: WE TV, NYC: VIETNAM NURSES WITH DANA DELANY â€“ Heart-wrenching stories of young women who served on the front lines in Vietnam. Their harrowing experiences destroyed their innocence and continue to haunt them today.
BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS: TEAMWORX TELEVISION & FILM GMBH, POTSDAM, GERMANY: JUST IN TIME DHL CORPORATE FILM â€“ Unlikely partners are linked to near impossible tasks; case in point, John Graham Ashton, a secret agent, faced with saving the world and planning a wedding in eight days time.
BEST INTERNAL USE: THE EDGE PICTURE COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON, ENGLAND;HIT OR MISS(NETWORK RAIL)â€“ An expansive safety campaign designed to attack complacency, keep staff alert, and above all, eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on Britainâ€™s rail infrastructure.
BEST SALES PRODUCTION: KLAUS E. KÃ¼STER WERBEAGENTUR, FRANKFURT, GERMANY; MASTERWERK(DR.ING H.C. F. PORSCHE AG) â€“ - A symphonic performance as finely tuned and impeccably conducted as the intricate, groundbreaking technology of the new 911 Turbo Porsche. The sum of their parts produce a true opus.
"At a time of a great proliferation of awards events, it is important to note the longevity of The New York Festivals," said company CEO, Jimmy Smyth. "Celebrating our 50th year is an important milestone, and we look forward to many more years of honoring the most creative international work in television documentary and programming production, print, TV radio and interactive/alternative advertising."
ABOUT THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS: Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, New York Festivals (NYF) is an International Awards Group (IAG) Company. Recognizing The Worldâ€™s Best Workâ„¢ in advertising and programming, IAG and its sister shows, AME, Globals and Midas, honor creativity in global communications through eight annual competitions. NYF now has representation in more countries than any other media competition. For further information visit: www.newyorkfestivals.com