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Al Jazeera English is Broadcaster of the Year, Zinc Media Group Earns Production Company of the Year

TV & Film Awards Grand Awards go to "Peaky Blinders" Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, "Vulnerable People" Zinc Media, and "Naked - Sex and Gender: 1. Born Unequal, 2. Finally Grown Up" German Television ZDF

New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards competition announced the 2023 Storytellers Gala award winners. Globally recognized content created by some of the world's most innovative storytellers and broadcasters from 42 countries were honored with awards on April 18th at the virtual Storytellers Gala.

NYF's TV & Film Grand Jury recognized captivating content created by global storytellers in the following genres primetime entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promos, streaming media, and brand image films. To view the 2022 TV & Film winners' gallery visit: HERE.

For the seventh consecutive year, Al Jazeera English's coverage of international issues and wide-ranging themes earned the network the prestigious title of Broadcaster of the Year. The network was awarded an impressive number of trophies across NYF's robust category roster for their diverse international news and current affairs programming including The Big Picture, Fault Lines, Witness, 101 East, Africa Direct, Al Jazeera Investigations. A Sense of Community, and First Nation Frontlines. Gold winners include "Fault Lines - Silenced: The Killing of Journalists in Mexico," "101 East - Thailand's Fearless Cop," and, "A Sense of Community: Outer Hebrides." Al Jazeera Digital Gold winners include "Start Here - On the Road," and "AJ Close Up."

"It's an honour to be named Broadcaster of the Year by the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards," said Giles Trendle, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. "Like many media organisations, our journalists face so many challenges in reporting the news and telling the important stories from around the world that matter. This reward is a tribute to our wonderful, creative, hardworking teams who deliver so consistently and with such professionalism. I would like to thank the international jurors and our media industry peers for recognizing the work we do."

Zinc Media Group was honored with the Production Company of the Year Award. Known for creating high quality content for its brands, Zinc Media Group earned multiple trophies including a 2023 Grand Award, a Gold trophy, 4 Silver, and a Bronze trophy for their productions including "Vulnerable People," "Wish," "Opening Up," "Body-Worn Cameras: Teenagers," and "My Greatest Shot in partnership with Adobe."

"To be awarded this overall prize of Production Company of the Year, when competing against such revered peers, is such an honour. I'm very proud of the collective endeavour and the dedication of our team at Zinc Media Group to have reached such a significant milestone in our journey. Thank you to the judges and to the New York Festivals, the award is very gratefully received and will be a prominent part of our ongoing story."- Mark Browning, CEO of Zinc Media Group

2023 Grand Awards

Vulnerable People, Zinc Media Group - Corporate Image/Attitudinal Training. The Grand Award winning film was created for Network Rail (NR), the owner and infrastructure manager of the railway network in the UK, to provide NR personnel tasked with handling the delicate situation of the public trespassing on NR infrastructure and how to address the daily risk across the rail network. The film was designed to keep the viewer guessing how it would resolve, to draw them in and remind them that potential fatalities can arise not necessarily from a failure of protocol but by failing to connect separate reports and taking appropriate action.

Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One - Entertainment Program/Drama earned the 2023 Grand Award. Set in Britain in 1919, with the nation cleaned out by the extravagances of the Great War, the series chronicles Thomas Shelby and his family who run the most feared and powerful gang, the Peaky Blinders. Named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, they make money from illegal betting, protection, and the black market. In season 6, Tommy faces his demons in an epic final showdown.

Naked - Sex and Gender: 1. Born Unequal, 2. Finally Grown Up, German Television ZDF - Documentary/Human Concerns. The Grand Award winning documentary explores the idea that a purely polar view of the sexes is no longer an option. The awareness of the diversity of the sexes, the fluidity of gender identity and the relativity of its classification has increased, due to the emergence of diverse minorities. The production details the sometimes uncontradicted journey through the variety of identities, feelings, fears, and joys urging that... We need to talk. With each other. Now.

To view the 2022 TV & Film winners' gallery visit: HERE.

New York Festivals Storyteller's Gala honored "The Kalb Report" with the 13th annual New York Festivals® Lifetime Achievement Award. For nearly 30 years the Kalb Report, moderated by eminent journalist Marvin Kalb, has provided a forum for prominent newsmakers and journalists to discuss the news media's impact on American democracy.

"Saving Venice" Lion TV/All3Media International/PBS/Arte was honored with the 2023 WaterBear Award honoring the highest scoring documentary across the Climate Change & Sustainability, Environment & Ecology, and Nature & Wildlife categories. The award-winning series captures extraordinary stories of the battle to save this historic city and reveals the city's remarkable conflict with the elements and how solutions for its future could lie in its past.

"It's a real honor to win such a prestigious and important award and I want to thank Lion TV and All3Media for giving me the chance to be part of an incredible journey. I hope that this film contributes to raising awareness towards such important themes." -Elena Mortelliti, Producer, Saving Venice

Documentaries dominated this year's competition. Top scoring docs captivated audiences and impressed the Grand Jury. Gold winning documentaries include "11 Minutes" See It Now Studios, Triage Entertainment, and All Rise Films/Paramount+, "Secrets of the Sea" MacGillivray Freeman Films, "52 Documentary" Voice of America, "Janet Jackson" Workerbee and AEC for Lifetime and A+E, "The Unknown Master of Restoration" NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), "Africa Direct - First Dance Steps: Don Sen Folo/A Legacy" Big World Cinema for Al Jazeera English, "Forgotten Children - Rohingya Refugees" Threesixzero Productions Pte Ltd, "What is wilderness?" Nautilusfilm GmbH, "One at Heart, Jessica Soho: Wounds of Woes" and "The Atom Araullo Specials: Eye in the Dark" for GMA Network, Inc., "My Son and the Sun" Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, "Choices - Dare to Dream" DW Deutsche Welle, "Riot Island" Peddling Pictures, "Juquery, A Place out of this World" GloboNews, "Auswärtsspiel - Die Toten Hosen in Ost-Berlin" Martin Groß, "Canada - Surviving the Wild North" Terra Mater Studios GmbH, "Bosnia - A Frozen Reconciliation" OFF THE GRID-TRT WORLD, "Keep on Dancing" ABC TV Australia, "Natures Magic Moments" Light & Shadow GmbH, and "Old People's Home for Teenagers" Endemol Shine Australia.

Entertainment Gold winners include "Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars" Studio Ramsay for BBC One, UK and "The Detectorists Feature Special" Channel X for BBC One UK, produced in association with All3Media International; "Dias Mejores" and "Bose" Paramount, "Marie Antoinette" A CANAL+ Creation Originale Produced by CAPA Drama, Banijay Studios France and Les Gens, "Rogue Heroes" A Kudos and Nebulastar Production for BBC One, and "Youth News@ PTS: I've Attempted Suicide, But I Want to Live" Public Television Service Foundation (PTS Taiwan).

Breaking news coverage, features, and investigative reports showcased topics and events unfolding on the world stage. Gold winning entries include "The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh" Al Jazeera English, "A Queen's Conquest - Serena Williams Tribute" ESPN, "Land of Rising Dreams?" NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), "CNA Correspondent: The Shanghai Lockdown" Mediacorp Pte Ltd, "WAR AT OUR BORDERS" and "FEARLESS IN TRANSNISTRIA" Antena 3. Charles Stratford Senior Correspondent, Al Jazeera English, and Mark Stone, US Correspondent, Sky News each earned the New York Festivals Gold trophy for Best News Reporter/Correspondent.

Sports programming united fans and captivated viewers, Gold trophy winners include "B1G Trailblazers" Big Ten Network, "The Tournament: A History of ACC Men's Basketball" ESPN, "Grails 'When Sneakers Change the Game'" Brainstormin Productions Inc., "Betty Skelton: Boundless" Fox Sports Network, "NBA Hoop Cities" Casual Films, "The Last Stone" Tern Television Productions Limited, a Zinc Media Company, "The Wall Climb for Gold" Windfall Films, and "Abuse- sexualised violence in German swimming" EyeOpening.Media GmbH.

Promos enticed viewers to tune in. Gold winners include "BBC First Finds" BBC Studios, "Tom Cruise´s Movies Stunt on AXN" Sony Pictures Entertainment Creative Center Iberia, "France 5 - Science Grand Format" France 3, "UCL Goosebumps are Back" beIN SPORTS Asia, "Gold Goal" Tyc Sports, "Sawa Radio Promotion" Alhurra Television, and "ABC Australia: Celebrating 90 years campaign" Australian Broadcasting Corp. Sydney.

Corporate and Brand Image Films conveyed the company's mission and ethos to consumers. Gold trophy winning work include "DBL - Nothing to hide" AL DENTE ENTERTAINMENT GMBH, "Benefits of Renewable Natural Gas" Shells Creative Solutions Content Engine, "Mitie Forte" and "Passion with Purpose "Casual Films, "Fire" DeVito/Verdi, "You're Welcome" Media Zoo Ltd., and "Opening Up" Zinc Media Group.

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards celebrates innovative storytelling from around the globe and honors content creators whose compelling programs reach international audiences. The competition's 65-year legacy provides a showcase of exceptional work across all genres of entertainment media.

All Entries in the 2023 competition were judged online and screened by NYF's TV & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200+ producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Award-winning entries are showcased on the TV & Film Awards winners gallery.

New York Festivals announced the 2023 TV & Film competition's award-winning entries at the 2023 Storytellers Gala virtual event on April 18th at 6PM EDT. The virtual events featured global audio highlights, award winner's acceptance speeches from around the world, and up-close and personal spotlight features with some of TV & Film's most respected storytellers and content creators. View the 2023 Storytellers Gala.

To view the 2023 TV & Film Awards winner's showcase visit: winners gallery


Young creatives in India looking to break into the industry can now get tickets for The One Club for Creativity’s global Portfolio Night, hosted by BBDO India, DDB Mudra Group, TBWA\India.

Established in 2003, Portfolio Night has long been recognized as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review program. This fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment takes place in dozens of cities around the world on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent entering the industry.

BBDO India, DDB Mudra Group, and TBWA\India will host a virtual Pan-India Portfolio Night on June 8, followed by an in-person version in Mumbai on June 9.

A complete list of all 25 cities is here. Tickets for young creatives interested in attending Portfolio Night 2023 are available here.

Portfolio Night is an important event in advertising because it serves as the gateway for young talent to enter the industry, enabling the best of the present — hundreds of renowned international creative directors — to meet and mentor the leaders of the future in industry hubs around the world.

It has also become a crucial tool for agencies in recruiting top young talent, providing a platform for recognition from local industry peers, and giving agencies a place on the global stage as the ad world tunes in to this one-of-a-kind event.

The program includes Portfolio Night All-Stars, a weeklong virtual program where each city host selects one young creative in their market with the best portfolio to participate. These lucky All-Stars will work in teams on a brief from a major global brand sponsor to be determined, and attend seminars and recruiting sessions. At the end of the week, each team presents their pitch, with the winning team being flown to New York by The One Club for a week of events and networking opportunities.

Branding for Portfolio Night 2023 was created by Nana Rausch at Quick Honey, based in New York and Berlin.

Unlike for-profit awards shows, The One Club is a non-profit organization that puts revenue generated from awards entries back into the industry in the form of programs under its four pillars: Education, Inclusion & Diversity, Gender Equality and Creative Development.


Ex-J&K Chief Minister and Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad will take stand on the headline-making show “Aap Ki Adalat’ on April 8.

Azad will be seen responding to the questions of India TV Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma, who has returned with the new episodes of his longest-running TV show.

In this power-packed episode, the former union minister, who resigned from the Congress party last year, will touch upon several topics including his exit from India’s oldest political party, the DAP’s roadmap in J&K, and the upcoming 2024 general election. Ghulam Nabi Azad has been a confidant of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. In this episode, Mr. Azad will reveal inside stories of Gandhi family including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.

Azad will appear on Rajat Sharma's show, just days after the release of his autobiography titled 'Azaad', where he openly criticizes the Congress Party and several of its senior leaders. He condemned them for the downfall of the party that started with the exit of ex-Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam.

Once part of the nucleus of the Congress and entrusted with key responsibilities, Azad parted ways after 50 years. A month after his exit, the former J&K chief minister floated his own party at 71, in his native region. The DAP chief was also honored with the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards in the country, last year under the NDA regime.

‘Aap Ki Adalat’ is one the longest-running interview shows with a legacy of over two decades. Since its inception in 1993, the headline-making show hosted by seasoned Journalist Rajat Sharma has featured more than 1,000 prominent personalities. From powerful politicians to movie superstars, leading athletes to spiritual gurus, nobody has been able to escape questions, Sharma.

With its unique content, the show has been able to maintain its position as the No.1 News Show in its timeband. The show is aired on India TV at 10 pm on Saturday and is repeated at 10 am and 10 pm on Sunday.

Asianet News Network announced the appointment of Mr. Nathan Arokia who joins as the Head of Technology of its Digital vertical.

ANN is acknowledged to be fastest growing media-tech platform in the country with presence in 7 languages (Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu & Bangla).

Nathan brings nearly two decades of experience in leading Product and Technology functions in multiple sectors. As a seasoned media professional who started his career with Indiainfo, Nathan worked with many organizations of repute including Dainik Bhaskar Digital where he was the Chief Technology Officer. He also started his own venture Jans Technologies in 2019.

Commenting on this development at Asianet News Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Chief Operating Officer Samarth Sharma said “It is great to welcome Nathan to lead our technology initiatives. As a tech driven media organization, in a constantly changing environment, we are confident that Nathan’s experience and skills will help us immensely in achieving our next phase of growth in the digital business.”

Nathan added “It really excites me to come back to the digital media industry with Asianet News Network, a leading player across 7 languages and more to go. Looking forward to working closely with all teams to build innovative solutions that fuel growth at ANN on multiple fronts”.


The ‘ZEE 24TAAS Ananya Sanman’ will be rewarded to Individuals who have made impactful contributions to the society

Zee24 TAAS, one of the leading Marathi news channels of Maharashtra, will host the 13th Edition of ‘Ananya Sanman’ Awards ceremony in Mumbai. This on-ground event, to be held on 7th April 2023, will recognize and celebrate the achievements of Individuals and businesses who have selflessly contributed to society, with their innovative ideas and solutions.

The upcoming Zee24 TAAS Ananya Sanman Awards will be graced by Sharad Pawar, Member, Rajya Sabha & Former CM, Maharashtra, Rahul Narwekar, Speaker, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Member, BJP, Ashok Chavan, Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, and Aaditya Thackeray, Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Prominent dignitaries including government officials, business leaders, and the changemakers of the country, will also attend this grand celebration.

This year’s ‘Ananya Sanman’ Awards comprises of categories like Education, Entertainment, Environment, Sports, Bravery, Social Service, Agriculture, Industries, Arts & Lifetime Achievement, which will be rewarded to truly deserving individuals, who have brought a positive change without setting any expectations and wanting anything in return from society. The awardees will earn prestigious titles as a result of their understanding the social issue, initiatives taken for improvisation in their respective field, far-fetched impact as a result of their unique initiative/project etc.

Emphasizing on the relevance of earning the prestigious title of ‘Ananya Sanman’, Nilesh Khare, Editor, Zee 24 TAAS, said, “We, at Zee24 TAAS, strongly believe that achievements of the unsung heroes of the society deserve to be rewarded. No matter how big the success, all exemplary accomplishments and achievements have in common a great deal of determination, hard work, and commitment. At the Ananya Sanman - a lifetime achievement award, is not just about the honoree, but also a tribute to its mentors, supporters, and collaborators who have helped them along the way.”

Abhay Ojha, CBO, ZMCL added, “Ananya Sanman recognizes the achievement of individuals who have ensured long-term dedication, resulting in a positive change through their selfless contribution. The success of the 12 editions Of the Ananya Sanman Awards in the past, has been a motivating factor not only for Zee 24 TAAS but also for brands and stakeholders to expand and explore new horizons, by providing a national recognition platform.”

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