ABS-CBN entries make it to New York Festivals 2015ABS-CBN Corporation was once again recognized at the prestigious New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Films 2015 with four entries making it as finalists in different categories.
“Yolanda (Haiyan)” was named finalist in the festival’s Cinematography category, while “Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan (Islands of Freedom),” Chiara Zambrano’s documentary about different countries’ insights into the geopolitical issues surrounding the dispute over the islands, in the National/International Affairs category.
Also shortlisted in the festival are “Wrath of Haiyan,” morning news magazine program “Umagang Kay Ganda’s” coverage of Typhoon Yolanda in the Best Coverage of Breaking News Category, as well as ABS-CBN’s “Compassion and Empathy for our Fellow Man” campaign in the News Promotion category.
Last year, ABS-CBN won a silver world medal in Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & ID category for “Agosto Beinte-Uno (August 21),” its documentary on the assassination of former Senator Ninoy Aquino, while “Failon Ngayon” bagged a bronze world medal in the Current Affairs category for its episode “Tagas ng Minahan,” which probed the environmental hazards caused by mining spills.
New York Festival’s World’s Best Television & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. All finalists will be awarded with a finalist certificate and entries, which will be promoted to Gold, Silver or Bronze awardees. Winners will be announced during the awarding ceremony to be held in April in Las Vegas.
All finalists were also seen worldwide via The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) various platforms: Internet Protocol television or IPTV, satellite, cable, mobile, and its official online service, TFC.tv. “Yolanda (Haiyan);” “Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan (Islands of Freedom); ”Agosto Beinte-Uno (August 21);” and "Failon Ngayon’s” Tagas ng Minahan; can still be seen worldwide via TFC’s IPTV and online platforms. (Story/photos by Kane Errol Choa)