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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards: 2014 Finalists

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced its 2014 International Television & Film Awards Finalists.

The Grand Jury members of award-winning industry experts from around the globe selected the Finalists from 36 countries. Award-winners will be presented trophies at the 2014 Television & film Awards Ceremony on 8 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. South Africa is represented on the Grand Jury by Peter den Hartogh, The Animation School.

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards: 2014 Finalists
Finalists in Entertainment categories took centre stage in this year's competition. Miniseries advancing include "The Bible" History and "Generation War" UFA Fiction. Additional entries advancing include: "Pacific Rim" Industrial Light & Magic/Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures; "The Vikings" History; "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale 2013" Done and Dusted/ NBC ; "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013" Done and Dusted/CBS ; "2013 National Memorial Day Concert" PBS; "Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal - Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord" Telemundo; "Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2013" TVB; "The Blue Rose" South Pacific Pictures; "The JUNO Awards 2013" Insight Production Company Ltd./ Bell Media (CTV); "Orphan Black" Temple Street Productions/BBC America/Space; "Black Mirror" Endemol Worldwide Distribution/ Channel 4 UK and" Peaky Blinders" Endemol Worldwide Distribution/BBC2 UK; "The King's Doctor" MBC; "Vicente Ferrer" TVE; "Hawking" Endemol Worldwide Distribution/ Channel 4 UK; and "Antiques Roadshow" PBS.

Online Programming finalists include: "82nd & Fifth" The Metropolitan Museum of Art; "Lauren Season 2" WIGS; "Generation War - Motion Comic" ZDF; "Desmond Tutu Templeton Award ceremonies" CTN Communications/ John Templeton Foundation; "Memorable Moments: March Madness" Yahoo! Studios; "Dr. Doof's Shark Tank Pitch" Disney Channels Worldwide; and "60 Minutes Live" and "60 Minutes Overtime" and "Live on Letterman: Kings of Leon" CBS Interactive.

Documentary finalists include: "The Battle of amfAR" Telling Pictures, Inc./HBO; "LT: The Life & Times" CBS Sports/Showtime; "Everest: 60th Anniversary" Al Jazeera Network; "9/11 Firehouse" and "9/11: The Lost Hero" Testimony Films; "9/11: The Heartland Tapes" Smithsonian Channel; "There was A Time" ochre pictures pte ltd; "John Cage - Journeys in Sound" WDR; "NATURE: Legendary White Stallions" THIRTEEN/WNET/PBS; "Namibia's Desert Kingdom" Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH; "The Nonfiction" Fuji Television Network, Inc.; "Against The Tide" Ross Greenburg Productions /Showtime/Ross; "Decades" Conde Nast Entertainment; Uvda "The Boss"; and "Nelson Mandela: The Struggle is my Life (1918-2013)" Sky Vision/ Sky1.

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)
(Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Finalists in the newly launched Best Non-fiction category include: "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" CNN and "In Play with Jimmy Roberts" Golf Channel.

ESPN entries scored high with multiple finalists: "SportsCenter"; "X Games 2013 Series"; "DJ Hayden: Dream & Miracle"; "2013 Monday Night Football Open"; "E:60 Deportes: El Arreglo en el Futbol/Matchfixing in Soccer"; and "Indy 500 Open." Entries from MLB Network; St Louis Rams, KC Chiefs; BBC Television Sport; HBO; Showtime; Swedish Television AB; Golf Channel; and CBS Sports/Super Bowl "New Orleans: Let The Good Times Roll" also moved on to the medal round.

CNN saw numerous entries move to the medal round including: "Amanpour: Interview with President Rouhani of Iran" and "CNN's Anderson Cooper 360: Newtown Tragedy: Victim's Parents Speak Out"; "AC360: Gaza-Israel Conflict, Day 6"; and "Egypt Crackdown Against Pro-Morsy Sit-Ins." Multiple entries in News categories advanced to the next round: "The Route of the K-Money" Canal 13; "Children Are Not For Sale" Antenna 3; "101 East" Al Jazeera Network; "News TV Quick Response Team: Zamboanga Crisis Coverage" GMA News TV; "Breach of Trust" RTÉ; and "Silent Screams" Channel NewsAsia.

HBO's Prime Time promos were in the spotlight including: "True Blood"; "Game Of Thrones"; "The Newsroom"; "Louis C.K"; "Veep"; "HBO Boxing Summer Image 2013 EE" and "Behind The Candelabra: Behind The Scenes Campaign."

Additional Primetime promos achieving finalist status include Starz's "Da Vinci's Demons - The New Series" and "The White Queen Series Overview"; NBC Entertainment's "The Sound of Music Live!"; "Thursday Night Comedies"; and "The Voice"; Showtime's "Showtime Theatrical Image 2013"; and EPIX' "TWA Flight 800 Tease"; "Skyfall Star"; "LA Times The Envelope." Other finalists include: Fox International Channels Italy "Ident Civilization"; Corus Entertainment "Goodbye Carly"; BDA "The MTV Show"; "E! Factor" E! (Germany); Astro Tayangan Hebat "Upside Down"; Telemundo's "Telemundo Rebrand"; StarHub "Lions XII Image"; NBC Universal Global Networks Italia "Promo Tarantino Volume 50"; and National Geographic Channels International "The 80s".

Corporate films advancing include: "Definitely Dubai" Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce Marketing; "Cyber Security. Evolved." The Edge Picture Company; "On Location Vienna - Exteriors I" Vienna Film Commission GmbH; "El Señor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies)" Telemundo; "Newseum at 5" Newseum; "Everybody has a soft side - Sensualité" Norvell Jefferson; "Excellence" Lockheed Martin Information Technology; and "The Journey" Mubadala.

New this year, the Corporate Social Responsibility category saw a robust number of entries propelled to the medal round: "Basta de Bullying" Cartoon Network Latin America; "The Man Behind Your Chocolate" Nice & Serious; "Swarovski Waterschool Project" Pretzel Films "Making Energy Better" BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH; "Louise's Story" and "One Voice" The Edge Picture Company.

High-scoring Student finalists include: "Big Game," "Electric Love," and "Somnium" The Animation School; "Pagpag" and "The Caregiver" New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia; "Journey" and "Shackled" Public Television Service, Taiwan; "Amoeba" Wits University Digital Arts; "Paper World" Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design; "A Home in the Heartland" Grout Museum of History and Science; and "Film Fridays" Columbia College.

To view the complete list of 2014 Finalists click here.

All finalists proceed to a second round judging by The GrandJury members to determine the Grand Trophy Award recipients, as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze medallists.

Trophies will be presented at the New York Festivals Awards ceremony at the annual NAB Show. NYF will also present the Lifetime Achievement Award, Broadcaster of the Year, Production Company of the Year, and United Nations Department of Public Information Awards. Award winners and ceremony attendees will have access to the 2014 NAB Show. For tickets to the 2014 Television & Film Awards and more information click here.

The strategic partnership between New York Festivals and the NAB Show provides the annual International Television & Film Awards Show to 90,000 NAB Show attendees and allows the NAB Show to provide NYF winners and attendees a premier global event for professionals who create and deliver the majority of the world's content.




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