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

NYF TV & Film Awards Unveils New Categories: Climate Change & Sustainability, Music, Crime Drama and Online Music Program

New York, NY | July 22, 2015

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards  2016 competition is now open for entries. Since 1957, New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films℠ competition has honored content in all lengths and forms and continues to celebrate exceptional and innovative programs being created today on all continents.

Many awards competitions are national in scope or are by invitation-only or have other restrictions limiting eligibility,” said Rose Anderson, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. “Our rules make it clear: one world, one competition, one show.” 

New York Festivals responsiveness to world-wide programming trends as well as monitoring creative/technological advancements within the television & film industry prompted Ms. Anderson to unveil the following new categoriesfor the 2016 competition: Climate Change & Sustainability and Music were added to Documentary/Information Program, and Crime Drama was added to Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program.

New York Festivals continues to expand their Online Programming category roster. Online Music Program was unveiled this year and Online Drama and Online Comedy Program, both launched in 2015 added to the robust number of online categories launched to showcase programming that satisfies the consumer’s appetite for easy access to content online.

Last year’s competition revealed a powerhouse of  categories to recognize creativity from media content creators around the globe including: Mini-Series, Movie Trailer, Culinary Program, Sound Design, and Video Art & Experimental Film and Lifestyle Program. 

New York Festivals is sensitive to the continually evolving programming trends, adding Lifestyle Program and Culinary Program categories showcases content created for this ever-expanding viewership and the Reality TV Drama (Structured and Unstructured) category addresses the explosion of content in the reality TV genre,”  said Ms. Anderson. “NYF’s TV & Film Awards categories mirror the wide spectrum of programming being created across all continents and New York Festivals celebrates and encourages the world’s storytellers.” 

The 2016 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 19th, 2016. This official partnership with NAB Show, now in its sixth year, showcases the competition to more than 103,000 media and entertainment professionals from 164 countries, including 1,614 industry press representatives, and over 1,700 exhibiting companies.

The 2015 Television & Film Awards Grand Trophy winners: “Outside the Lines Special Report: The "N" Word” ESPN USA; “Houdini” History Channel USA; and “Years of Living Dangerously” SHOWTIME Presents, A Roaring Fork Films Production. Gold Medal winners included: “FIFA World Cup Final” ESPN; “Sochi 2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony” Channel One Russia; “Whitey” Radical Media, CNNFilms ; “iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015”Done+Dusted; “Cilla”  ITV; “Vikings” History Channel; “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Get Packing” CNN; and “Journey to the South Pacific” MacGillivray Freeman Films.

2015’s Specialty Awards: CNN USA earned the Broadcaster of the Year Award, The Edge Picture Company UK was awarded Production Company of the Year, Ken Aagaard Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, CBS Sports, was honored with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.

The deadline to enter the 2016 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2015. 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 2016 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. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To View the 2015 TV & Film Awards Recap Video click: 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 the 2016 NAB Show
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About NAB
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