CCTV America wins awards in 2016 New York Festivals Competition

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Full Frame Executive Producer Monna Kashfi, Managing Editor Mei Yan, and Chief Photographer Andrew Smith with the awards from the New York Festivals Awards for best in TV.

CCTV America has won six awards and seven finalist certificates at the 2016 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards Competition. The festivals also honored the broadcast center with Finalist Certificates in seven other categories. The competition honors the World’s Best in television and film from over 50 countries.

WATCH VIDEOS OF OUR AWARD WINNING WORK BELOW.

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Gold World Medal
Jen Bricker: When Can’t is a Four-Letter Word Television – News: Reports/Features Human Interest
Silver World Medal
Reinventing Cuba Television – Documentary/Information Program Human Concerns
On Thin Ice Television – Craft: Program Best Camerawork
Jen Bricker: When Can’t is a Four-Letter Word Television – News: Reports/Features Heroes
Bronze World Medal
Reinventing Cuba Television – News: Reports/Features Heroes
No Strings Attached: Puppets Supporting Children Throughout the World Television – Documentary/Information Program The Arts
Finalist Certificate
Battle Over Mining for Gold in Marmato Television – Documentary/Information Program Community Portraits
On Thin Ice: The People of the North Television – Documentary/Information Program Climate Change & Sustainability
On Thin Ice: The People of the North Television – Documentary/Information Program Community Portraits
On Thin Ice: The People of the North Television – Documentary/Information Program Environment & Ecology
On Thin Ice: The People of the North Film and Video – Craft: Films/Productions Graphics/Titles
Reinventing Cuba Television – News: Program Best Coverage of Continuing News Story
Reinventing Cuba Film and Video – Craft: Films/Productions Graphics/Titles
 

2016 NYF badgeAt the ceremony held Tuesday night in Las Vegas, CCTV America Managing Editor, Mei Yan, and Full Frame Executive Producer, Monna Kashfi, accepted a Gold World Medal in the Human Interest category for the 18-minute film Jen Bricker: When Can’t is a Four-Letter Word. The film also received a Silver World Medal for Human Concerns.
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Jen Bricker was born without legs, yet lives a complete life. Some might say she’s accomplished enough for two people. As Full Frame’s short film shows, because of what she lacks – a pair of legs – the she lives helps distill the best of what it means to be human. Sahar Sarshar produced the film. Videographer Don Stanke shot it. CCTV America Senior Editor Janne Syrjanen did the editing.
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Full Frame also garnered a Bronze World Medal for the magazine report, “No Strings Attached: Puppets Supporting Children throughout the World.”
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CCTV America’s Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith, and Alaska-based Aerial Photographer, Daniel Zatz, won a Silver World Medal in the Best Camerawork category for On Thin Ice: The People of the North. As the documentary shows, the top of our world is an ecosystem in distress—warming twice as fast as any other region on earth. Rising Arctic temperatures could help unleash an eco-apocalypse upon the rest of the planet. To make this film, Smith and Zatz shot video – from air, land, and sea – in one of the harshest ecosystems on earth.
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CCTV America received two more medals, Silver and a Bronze, for the film:“Reinventing Cuba.” Correspondent Gerry Hadden and Producer Armando Guerra interviewed Cuban artists, entrepreneurs and fledgling baseball stars – people “who don’t make the news, but who are at the heart of Cuban society and culture” – to create a grassroots portrait of a nation facing abrupt transition. What will Cuba look like after its long Cold War with Washington is over? gives viewers a glimpse.


GOLD WORLD MEDAL:

Full Frame: Jen Bricker: When Can’t is a Four-Letter Word
When 'Can’t' is a four-letter word

When 'Can’t' is a four-letter word

Growing up, Jen Bricker didn’t use the word “can’t” – there was nothing she couldn’t do, despite the fact that she was born without legs.

SILVER WORLD MEDAL:

On Thin Ice

Reinventing Cuba

BRONZE WORLD MEDAL:

No Strings Attached: Puppets Supporting Children Throughout the World
No Strings Attached: Puppets supporting children throughout the world

No Strings Attached: Puppets supporting children throughout the world

Helping children cope with difficult situations rarely comes in the form of entertainment. No Strings International is changing that, incorporating captivating storytelling into innovative workshops that help young people understand and process serious issues affecting their daily lives.

Finalist Certificate:

The battle over mining for gold in Marmato
The battle over mining for gold in Marmato

The battle over mining for gold in Marmato

The town of Marmato, in Central Colombia, sits on top a mountain of gold. Its people have been living off of it for centuries, mining the precious metal through mostly small scale, artisanal operations.