2015 Marked the continuation of the official partnership for New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards with NAB Show.

This has been another banner year for New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films℠. We are in the fifth year of our strategic partnership with NAB Show, which has been so rewarding in enabling us to bring well-deserved attention to tonight’s honorees. Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, is our Lifetime Achievement recipient. New York Festivals is programming a special session of a Creative Master Series panel. This year’s new and expanded categories honor today’s trends in world-wide programming and encourage the next generation of story-tellers.

Today’s digital multi-platform world offers viewers an abundance of innovative programming in all areas - news, sports, documentaries, drama, promos, image films and the arts - and in every imaginable format. The work listed here is considered to be the World’s Best TV & Films created during the year 2014 as attested to by the more than 200 award-winning Producers, Directors, Writers, Creative Directors, Film Producers, Actors, Designers, Art Directors, Composers, Journalists, and Technical Directors who participated as judges.

There is no one formula of how to make a great show…but every great program or promo or film has a level of engagement, a resonance with the viewer, that was painstakingly created in the field, on the set, in the edit bay, in the mobile unit, in the sound mix, at the computer, and was a function of passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

So, tonight, New York Festivals salutes all of the creators of this magnificent award-winning body of work. On behalf of the Grand Jury we congratulate you. We will showcase your work to the entire world through our website. Because at the end of the day, it is the high quality of your entries which gives this competition its value.

Rose Anderson Executive Director