NYF's strategic partnership with NAB Show made it possible for our 2018 festival to be a multi-day event at the world’s largest media show covering filmed entertainment across all mediums. The awards gala featured award-winning guest presenters from around the globe including prominent media executives, broadcast journalists, and content creators all representing the multi-faceted media industry.
Al Jazeera English achieved prominence earning the title of Broadcaster of the Year for a second time. The Edge Picture Company was honored for the 12th year in a row with the title of Production Company of the Year. Moviestar+ was recognized with the 2018 Program Promotion Team of the Year Award. Greg MacGillivray, Chairman/Director of MacGillivray Freeman Films was honored with the 2018 New York Festivals® Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 2018 Grand Award winners are:
"Diana: In Her Own Words" 1895 Films
"Genius" National Geographic
“Mosul” Mongoose Pictures
“Jane” National Geographic
"Yamazaki Moments” Dentsu
Together with an e-program, these events brought a new level of prominence, interest, and recognition for all of our participants which will continue in the year ahead. The winners, their interviews, and excerpts from their programs will be viewable on our website. The 2018 Grand Jury awarded 5 Grand Awards 177 Gold World Medals, 169 Silver World Medals, 173 Bronze World Medals, and 205 Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from over 40 countries.