New York Festivals Television & Film Awards is Open for Entries; NYF Launches Esports Category and Expands Corporate Image

New Categories for 2019 include Human Rights Documentary, Digital Short-Form Music Video, Telenovela Promotion, Brand Image, CSR Not-for-Profit, Branded Content, Attitudinal Training, Branded Content Documentary, Student Documentary, Public Relations & Social Engagement

New York, NY | July 25, 2018

New York Festivals® World’s Best TV & Films℠  competition is open for entries. Since 1957, NYF’s International Television & Film Awards competition has honored storytelling across all platforms and continues to honor exceptional content being created around the globe.

“Every year, we evaluate and update our categories to stay current, and this year we have added categories across new content areas and expanded recognition for brand image campaigns,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of NYF Television & Film Awards. “We welcome storytelling across all platforms including all genres for all types of audiences.”

Esports coverage is growing exponentially on a global level and NYF’s inaugural Esports categories include: Esports Journalism, Esports Reporter, Esports Coverage, Esports Competition Newscast, Esports Special, and Digital Short-Form Esports.

Brand image creates recognition and NYF’s Corporate Image categories provide exceptional opportunities to recognize innovative storytelling that showcases a company’s vision, core policies, and public facing identity. Newly expanded Corporate Image categories for 2019: Brand Image, Digital Short-Form Branded Entertainment, Branded Content, Attitudinal Training, Branded Documentary Film, CSR Not-for-ProfitEmployee Engagement, Public Relations & Social Engagement. 

Additional categories added to the robust roster include: Telenovela Promotion, Digital Short-Form Music Video,Human Rights Documentary, Student Documentary.

The 2019 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 9th, 2019. For the ninth consecutive year NYF and their official partner, NAB Show, will present the TV & Film Awards to the more than 102K+ attendees from 160 countries and 1,700 exhibitors, all with a combined purchasing power of $20.5 billion.

In 2018, five distinguished entries were honored with Grand Awards: “Jane” (National Geographic); “Diana: In Her Own Words” (1895 Films); “Mosul” (Frontline PBS /C4/ Mongoose Pictures); “Yamazaki Moments” (Dentsu Inc.); and “Genius” (National Geographic).

Greg MacGillivray, Chairman/Director of MacGillivray Freeman Films was recognized with the 2018 New York Festivals® Lifetime Achievement Award.

2018 Industry Awards honored Al Jazeera English, Qatar, as Broadcaster of the Year Award; The Edge Picture Company, UK, as Production Company of the Year Award; and Movistar+, Spain as Program Promotion Team of the Year Award.

The deadline to enter the 2019 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2018. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the NYF Television & Film Awards website To view the complete list of categories, please click: Here

All Entries in the 2019 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 selected 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 2018 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit: and to see the gala recap visit:

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

About New York Festivals

New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:

AME Awards World's Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness℠
The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising℠

Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising℠
New York Festivals® | International Advertising Awards®
New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs℠
New York Festivals World's Best TV & 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

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 6 - 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world's largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With nearly 100,000 attendees from 165 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways.


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