SINGAPORE: Mediacorp received a complete of 36 awards at this yr’s New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, including three gold awards for CNA documentaries.
The firm bagged three gold, 12 silver and 21 bronze awards, in addition to 42 finalist honours – a complete of 78 accolades.
This is the most important variety of accolades Mediacorp has picked up at the Awards, mentioned the corporate in a media launch on Wednesday (Apr 27).
Mediacorp’s documentary and present affairs content material made up the “lion’s share” of its haul of accolades this yr. It additionally picked up two finalist honours at this yr’s New York Festivals Radio Awards.
The winners have been introduced at the New York (*36*)’s digital Storytellers Gala on Wednesday.
The CNA documentary, Race To Feed The World – A Question of Space, was one of many three gold awardees this yr.
Produced by Make Waves Productions, the documentary focuses on the crucial difficulty of Asia’s meals safety, which is below immense stress as land shortage, local weather change, plagues and illnesses cut back yields, devastate meals provides and take away livelihoods.
Another CNA documentary, Breathe Again: India’s Battle With COVID, clinched the second gold award. Produced by Blue Petal FIlms, the documentary recounts the devastating second wave of COVID-19 which swept India within the spring of 2021.
The nation noticed every day circumstances of greater than 400,000 at its peak, and because the demand for oxygen, hospital beds and medicines escalated, Indians from totally different elements of the nation got here collectively to assist.
Breathe Again: India’s Battle With COVID tells the story of a nation coming collectively to combat an unseen enemy.
The ultimate gold award went to A Deadly Ascent: Summit Fever (episode 1), which reveals the untold story of the 2019 Mount Everest tragedy, the place 11 individuals died attempting to scale the world’s highest summit.
An picture that went viral confirmed an extended, steady line of a whole bunch of climbers bottlenecked on the summit ridge of Mount Everest, all attempting to reap the benefits of a slender window to get to the highest.
Produced by Babel Press, the CNA documentary gives firsthand accounts of exploitation that led to overcrowding, and its results on the setting.
“For filmmakers and storytellers, clinching an award at The New York Festivals TV & Film Awards is an honour to be proud of,” mentioned Tham Loke Kheng, CEO of Mediacorp. “We are glad that Mediacorp’s content continues to receive global acclaim.”
“This affirms our strength in producing quality content with universal appeal, and is testament to the creative and production excellence of our talents here in Singapore,” she added.
“Congratulations to our partners and colleagues for doing us proud once again!”
Viewers can catch the award-winning exhibits on meWATCH, Mediacorp’s digital video-on-demand platform.
Established in 1957, the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honours one of the best in information, sports activities, documentary, data and leisure programmes, including music movies, infomercials and have movies.
This yr’s awards noticed entries from 42 nations.
Source : channelnewsasia.com