Last night the 53rd New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards were held in New York, honoring the best in news, documentary, information and entertainment programming, but also including awards for music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID’s. Throughout the night the jury handed out over 600 awards. Included in the winners are ESPN which was given a Grand Trophy in the History & Society category for Muhammad & Larry, a documentary following Muhammad Ali in 1980 as he prepared for his fight with Larry Holmes, directed by Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan. Amongst the non-fiction Gold World Medal winners of the night were Lion Television which won for the PBS series History Detectives in the History & Society category, RTE which won for A Hundred Dead People in My Truck in the Health/Medical Information category, ZDF for Busting the Berlin Wall in the History & Society category and the CBC for The Fifth Etate: Staying Alive in the Social Issues/Current Events category. Click here for the full list of winners.
- Hot Docs ’17