International Television & Film Awards Announces 2011 Finalists; Trophies Awarded at NAB Show

New York, NY – February 11, 2011:  New York Festivals, International Television & Film Awards announced the Finalists for the 2011 competition.  The Grand Jury, comprised of award winning television and film professionals, selected finalists from 31 countries around the globe.   NYF’s global footprint increased 35% over last year.  All Finalists will go on to a second round of judging, with different criteria to determine the prestigious Grand Trophy Award recipients, as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists.  Trophies will be awarded at the 2011 Television & Film Awards ceremony taking place on April 12th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas April 9-14th.

A partial list of prominent media companies who received Finalist status include:

•    ABC-TV Australia.
•    Astro Entertainment Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia
•    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada
•    CBS, USA
•    Corus Entertainment, Canada
•    Chellomedia Programming BV, The Netherlands
•    CNN, USA
•    ESPN, USA
•    Fox International Channels, Italy
•    HBO, USA
•    NBC,USA
•    Norvell Jefferson Productions, Belgium
•    Radio Television Hong Kong
•    Showtime, USA
•    Sogecable/Cuatro, Spain
•    SPTI Networks Iberia, Spain
•    Telemundo, USA
•    Televisa, Mexico
•    The Edge Picture Company, United Kingdom
•    WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln, Germany
•    ZDF German Television, Germany

To view a complete list of all the 2011 Finalists go to the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards website.  All winning entries will be promoted by NYF’s network of international representatives in 75 countries around the world.

The New York Festivals Awards ceremony will shine the spotlight on the 2011’s World’s Best TV & Films, as well as present the Lifetime Achievement Award, Broadcaster of the Year, Production Company of the Year, and United Nations Department of Public Information Awards.  Ceremony attendees will have access to The NAB Show, The NAB Show content conferences, speakers, exhibitions, and special screenings of the Grand Award winners in the Content Theater.   

The strategic partnership between NYF and the NAB Show allows NYF to provide the annual International Television & Film Awards Show to 90,000 NAB Show attendees.  In addition, the partnership allows 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.  For more information on this year’s awards ceremony and to purchase tickets please go to: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/nabmicro/.   For information about New York Festivals and The NAB Show please visit: www.newyorkfestivals.com, and www.nabshow.com.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@internationalawardsgroup.com, Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About International Awards Group
International Awards Group (IAG) organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World's Most Effective Advertising™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World's Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals®; World's Best Advertising™; World's Best Radio Programs™ and World's Best Television & Films™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. Founded in 1957, IAG and their brands now have representation in 75 countries. For more information, go to www.InternationalAwardsGroup.com.

About the 2011 NAB Show
The NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With nearly 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
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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 www.nab.org.
 



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