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

New York, NY | July 27, 2016

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards  2017 competition is open for entries.  NYF’s World’s Best TV & Films℠ competition has celebrated content in all lengths and forms since 1957 and continues to honor exceptional programming being created around the globe.                       

Annually NYF evaluates the TV & Film Awards competition categories to ensure that the competition is relevant and responds to world-wide programming trends and creative/technological advancements within the industry.  For the 2017 competition Rose Anderson, executive director, has introduced new categories to the competition’s extensive roster. Two Documentary categories are new for 2017:  Heroes, for stories about ordinary people whose acts of heroism or advocacies have touched the lives of people, follow and Ecotourism, for stories about responsible travel supporting conservation efforts, wildlife, and appreciation for nature. Best Use of Technology is now included in the Craft categories.

These new categories will support world-wide programming trends and will add to last year’s expanded roster which included Climate Change & Sustainability and Music which were added to Documentary/Information Program, and Crime Drama was added to Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program.

“Our expanded categories provide storytellers with the opportunity to be recognized on the global stage by their peers,”said Rose Anderson , “Everything is possible in today’s media ecosystem from new ways of recording to new ways of delivery – all pointing to a more intimate engagement with viewers that makes for a more satisfying creative process.”

The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017. This is the seventh year that NYF and their official partner, NAB Show, will present the competition to more than 103,000 media and entertainment professionals from 187 countries, including 1,608 industry press representatives, and over 1,800 exhibiting companies.

2016 Television & Film Awards Grand Trophy winner included: “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” Ken Burns and Florentine Films USA; “Earth is Yours” BBC Worldwide Asia; and “Y Gwyll / Hinterland” S4C Wales/BBC and Netflix.

David Hill, Legendary veteran sports executive, live event specialist, and Father of FOX Sports was honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Specialty Awards honored companies with the highest scores for entries and largest medal count: ESPN USA earned Broadcaster of the Year; The Edge Picture Company UK was awarded Production Company of the Year, and BBC Worldwide Asia was honored with the inaugural Program Promotion Team of the Year Award.

The deadline to enter the 2017 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2016. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the NYF Television & Film Awards website To view the complete list of categories click: Here

All Entries in the 2017 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 blue-ribbon panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To View the 2016 TV & Film Awards Recap Video please visit: HERE.

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

About New York Festivals

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About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 187 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education, and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at

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