New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Competition is Open for Entries; NYF Unveils New Categories for 2018

New Categories for 2018: Magazine Feature, International Affairs Documentary, Use of Technology in Promos, Digital Documentary, Digital Reality TV Drama, and Tourism

New York, NY | July 26, 2017

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards  2018 competition is open for entries. Since 1957, NYF’s World’s Best TV & Films℠ competition has celebrated content in all lengths and formats and continues to honor exceptional content being created around the globe.

New York Festivals acknowledges the wide range of superlative content being made today. “There are no geographical boundaries for talent and innovation,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of NYF Television & Film Awards, “so we have no boundaries on our entry process. We welcome storytelling across all platforms including all genres for all types of audiences”

With the popularity of video streaming and the increase in viewer consumption of short-form digital video, NYF renamed the existing Online group to Digital Short-Form and added 2 new categories as well: Digital Reality TV Drama and Digital Documentary

“NYF provides opportunities for recognizing all of the innovations today’s storytellers use to engage their audiences said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of NYF Television & Film Awards. “This year in addition to adding new categories, we have made our 16 category groups more user-friendly and more current, incorporating the language that our entrants from every continent use today.” 

Other new categories include Use of Technology in Promos, launched to showcase the innovative ways creative services teams use all facets of today’s technology (VR, AR, MR) to target their audiences; Magazine Feature in News Reports; International Affairs in Documentary; and Tourism in Corporate Image.

The 2018 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 10, 2018. For the eighth consecutive year NYF and their official partner, NAB Show, will present the competition to more than 103,000 media and entertainment professionals from 166 countries, and 1700+ exhibitors.

Three outstanding entries were recognized in 2017 with the NYF Grand Award: “David Attenborough's Light on Earth” Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH; “MARS” National Geographic and “Super Bowl 50” CBS Sports.

Tony Petitti, Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball was honored with the annual New York Festivals®Lifetime Achievement Award.  New York Festivals Specialty Awards honored the following international companies: Al Jazeera with Broadcaster of the Year; The Edge Picture Company, UK, with Production Company of the Year; and Fox Networks Group Latin America with the 2017 Program Promotion Team of the Year Award.

The deadline to enter the 2018 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2017. 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 2018 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 2017 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

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 7 - 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. 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. Learn more at

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