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The 2023 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards opens call for entries

NEW YORK, USA — The 2023 New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards competition is now accepting entries that celebrate innovative storytelling from around the globe, and honors content creators whose compelling programs reach international audiences. The competition’s 65-year legacy provides a showcase of exceptional work across all genres of entertainment media.

For 2023 New York Festivals has updated several categories reflecting the evolving nature of the industry.

“Journalists today are finding new ways to keep viewers informed in our ever-changing and interconnected world. Here at New York Festivals, we want to be able to amplify their dedication with categories tailored for those purposes,” said New York Festivals TV & Film Awards VP & Executive Director Rose Anderson. “We are thrilled to partner once again with the WaterBear Network honoring documentary filmmakers who are using their talents to save our planet.”


Documentary categories award in-depth storytelling with a distinctive point of view. New Documentary categories include Best Non-fiction Series and Investigative Journalism.

News Programs categories for 2023 include: Best Breaking News Coverage, Best Continuing News Coverage, and Best Investigative News Coverage. News Reports/Features include Breaking News Story Coverage, Continuing News Story Coverage, Financial News Report, Heroes Feature, Human Interest Feature, Investigative Report and Legal News Report

To view TV & Film’s powerhouse roster of categories, visit here.

The previous edition, New York Festivals TV & Film Grand Awards for 2022, went to the following programs: The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals Performing Arts Special (TBI Media for BBC One), Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds S2 Social Issues Documentary (Endemol Shine Australia for ABC), and Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Variety Special (Done+Dusted for Apple TV+).

Sean McManus, the chairman of CBS Sports, was honored with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. CBS Sports host Greg Gumbel made the presentation to Mr. McManus.

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards debuted a prestigious new award for 2022, the WaterBear Award, a partnership between WaterBear Network that honors the highest scoring documentary across the Climate Change & Sustainability, Environment & Ecology, and Nature & Wildlife categories. Together NYF and WaterBear Network honored Hippo King (A Terra Mater Factual Studios / Skyland Productions/ Into Nature Productions production in co-production with DOCLIGHTS/NDR NATURFILM/ The WNET GROUP in association with PBS and CPB) Nature & Wildlife with the inaugural WaterBear Award.

For the sixth consecutive year, Al Jazeera English Qatar’s coverage of international issues and wide-ranging themes earned the network the prestigious title of Broadcaster of the Year. Done+Dusted earned the Production Company of the Year Award for 2022.

Due to ongoing global pandemic quarantine restrictions, the 2022 NYF TV & Film Awards winners were honored via a virtual ceremony on April 26th during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The two-part virtual Storytellers Gala ceremony hosted by Rose Anderson, VP & Executive Director, New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, featured highlights and acceptances from award-winning teams of men and women recording from their hometowns in over 40 countries around the globe.

The 2023 TV & Film Awards Storytellers Gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 18, 2023. This is the 13th year of NYF’s strategic partnership with NAB Show. All NYF TV & Film Award winners have access to the multi-day event which is the world’s largest global gathering for the media and entertainment industry.

The deadline to enter the 2023 Television & Film Awards competition is December 31st, 2022.

To view entry details and competition rules and regulations visit here. For a complete list of 2023 categories, visit here.

All Entries in the 2023 competition will be judged online and screened by NYF’s TV & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200+ producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Award-winning entries will be showcased in the TV & Film Awards winners gallery.

To view the 2022 TV & Film Awards winner’s showcase visit winners.

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