CCTV America Earns Awards in New York Festivals Competition

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New York Festivals Int’l TV & Film Awards Competition

CCTV America is the recipient of three awards in the New York Festivals 2014 International TV & Film Awards Competition. The competition honors the World’s Best TV & Films™.

The documentary “Melting Point” won the Silver World Medal in the Environment & Ecology category.

The documentary “Melting Point” won the Silver World Medal in the Environment & Ecology category.

CCTV America NY Festivals Award

 

The documentary “Melting Point” won the Silver World Medal in the Environment & Ecology category. Recognized for their production of the documentary are:
Sean Callebs – Correspondent – Writer
Snorre Wik – Photographer
Matt Simon – Producer
Ma Jing – Director General
Mei Yan – Managing Editor
Guo Chun – Deputy Managing Editor

The Bronze World Medal went to “Tipping Point: The Amazon” an Americas Now production. It won in the Social Issues category. Recognized for their production of the documentary are:
Sean Callebs – Correspondent
Andrew Smith – Photojournalist
Hakan Ozsancak – Producer
Ma Jing – Director General
Mei Yan – Managing Editor
Guo Chun – Deputy Managing Editor

“Afterwar Photographer” earned a Finalist Award in the Heroes category. Recognized for their production of the documentary are:
Mike Walter – Writer/Reporter
Ma Jing – Director General
Mei Yan – Managing Editor
Guo Chun – Deputy Managing Editor
Janne Syrjanen – Senior Editor

Documentary Summaries

“Melting Point” : In the summer of 2012, one of the most sensitive ecosystems on earth – the Greenland ice sheet – experienced a meltdown that alarmed scientists the world over. Greenland is an island encased in ice—by some measures, the world’s largest island, making icy Greenland a de facto “air conditioner” to the world. In 2012, many scientists said this air conditioner was broken. The evidence was in plain sight—on the ice sheet’s surface. Ninety-seven percent of the surface ice had melted. “Melting Point” is a re-examination of climate change debate—a story told by scientists who studies the shrinking of Greenland’s ice sheet, and by the Inuit people who lived through it.

“Tipping Point: The Amazon” is a one-hour CCTV America news special produced for an international audience.In 2013, a CCTV America reporting team spent 35 days in Brazil, creating a portrait of a nation in upheaval. Bulldozed slums make way for Olympic villages. Dams build wealth, but untamed inflation erodes it. Even middle class Brazilians complain they can’t afford the bus fare to work. Some of Brazil’s most vulnerable – the indigenous tribes of the Amazon rain forest – have become a cause célèbre around the globe.As the CCTV America team showed, displacing the Kayapó – some 80 thousand indigenous people who fought the construction of the Belo Monte mega-dam, and lost – embodies the stakes. The lands the Kayapó call home have been called “the lungs of the world,” producing a fifth of Earth’s oxygen. Belo Monte’s operations will submerge a large swath of this jungle.

“Afterwar Photographer”: It is commonplace to call those who go to war “heroes.” In photographing the casualties of war, Lori Grinker, did something heroic. She dedicated 15 years of her life to show a truth about war that has become harder for Americans to ignore after more than a decade of fighting in Central Asia—that when soldiers return from a distant battlefield, they bring that battlefield with them. To gaze at Grinker’s photographs is to journey with her into the “danger zones” that remain long after the shooting stops—the scarred landscapes of the heart. To venture there, and back – and for so many years – took the kind of fortitude that made Grinker our hero. Grinker’s camera shows us the myriad faces of war—a mosaic of sorrow, pride … and confusion. What viewers see is what many governments mostly avoid showing their citizens at home—the missing limbs, the angry scars … the souls whose otherwise invisible wounds can be seen etched on their faces. As Grinker told us, the survivors walk away with a deeper understanding for the words of Hemingway when he wrote: “There is nothing worse than a war.”

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™ , is in its 57th year of honoring the World’s Best TV & Films™. The GrandJury® members of award-winning industry experts from around the globe selected the Finalists from 36 countries. Award-winners were presented at the 2014 Television & film Awards Ceremony on April 8th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.

New York Festival’s World’s Best Television & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today’s global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent: Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality Shows, Sports, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Special Event, Innovation, Technical Production Team, CSR, Best Screenplay, and Best Host.