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.

Ms. Anderson had this to say about the changing landscape of the television and film industry: “NYF continues to be responsive to current world-wide creative trends by updating categories as well as creating new ones. Our competition honors and celebrates exceptional and imaginative programs created around the globe. Broadcast, online, exhibition - we welcome all platforms.” 

The 2014 Television & Film Awards will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8th, 2014. This official partnership with NAB Show, now in its fourth year, showcases the competition to more than 93,000 media and entertainment professionals from 156 countries, including more than 1,700 industry press representatives.

The 2013 Grand Trophy winners were featured in a Creative Master Series session: “Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies (A&E USA); “Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad” (IOC/LOCOG/OBS/Done and Dusted/YLE); and “Hatfields & McCoys” (History Channel USA).

Joe Berlinger, Director of 2013’s Grand Trophy winning entry “Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies,” had this to say, “To receive the Grand Award from New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards this past year, from such a strong group of internationally acclaimed nominations was a truly a privilege and memorable moment for me as well as a testament to the strength and quality of the films and shows being produced around the globe.”

Hamish Hamilton, award-winning Broadcast Executive Producer and Broadcast Director for Done & Dusted UK commented on earning the 2013 Grand Trophy for “Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad” (IOC/LOCOG/OBS/Done and Dusted/YLE). “I'd like to thank New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards for this great honour. A project like this involves a huge number of people across many organizations and many disciplines. Thousands of people were involved in front of the camera and many many more behind the camera. We all share this incredible honour. The Ceremonies will doubtless be the time of our lives. Despite the stress and expectation everyone found the energy, courage and vision to create a show that we were proud to broadcast to the world. This award only serves to make the experience even more special.”                                      

Specialty awards for 2013 included: ESPN USA earned Broadcaster of the Year, The Edge Picture Company UK was awarded Production Company of the Year, and Susan Zirinsky, Senior Executive Producer of the CBS News broadcast 48 HOURS, was the NYF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The deadline to enter the 2014 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2013. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the NYF Television & Film Awards website:www.newyorkfestivals.comTo view a complete list of categories visit:,3,6

All Entries in the 2014 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. Winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website.

Press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel:, Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

About International Awards Group

International Awards Group (IAG) organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World's Most Effective Advertising™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World's Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals®; World's Best Advertising™; World's Best Radio Programs™ and World's Best Television & Films™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to

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