“Clinton,” “MLK: The Assassination Tapes” up for Impact Media awards

Awards will be presented on January 24, 2013, during the Impact Media Summit (formerly History Makers International) at New York's Crowne Plaza Hotel. (Pictured: Clinton)
December 14, 2012

The Impact Media Summit has announced the nominees for its upcoming 2013 Impact Media Awards, recognizing significant achievement in history, current affairs and documentary-style reality programming.

Awards will be presented on January 24, 2013, during the Impact Media Summit (formerly History Makers International) at New York’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The awards nominees are as follows:

Best History Production:

American Experience: Clinton (pictured) Ark Media, PBS, USA

Code Breakers: The Lost Heroes of Bletchley Park – BBC Wales, United Kingdom

MLK: The Assassination Tapes – 1895 Films, Smithsonian Channel, USA

Best Use of Archive in a History Production:

American Experience: Jesse Owens – Firelight Films, PBS, USA

MLK: The Assassination Tapes – 1895 Films, Smithsonian Channel, USA

Mussolini – The Living Corpse – Rai Educational – Rai Storia; Cinecittà Luce – Archivio Centrale dello Stato; Rai Storia, Italy

Best Historical Drama Production:

Hatfields and McCoys – Thinkfactory Media, History Channel, USA

Downton Abbey – Carnival Films, ITV UK, PBS USA

The White Guard – Non Stop Production Film Company / Russia TV and Radio, Russia 1

Best Current Affairs Production:

Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad And The Politician – Film Clinic, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Egypt, Germany

Money, Power and Wall Street – Kirk Documentary Group, Frontline, WGBH, PBS, USA

The Battle For Syria – Clover Films, ABC Australia, ZDF, Frontline, WGBH, Syria, Australia, USA, Germany

Best Interactive Production:

Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic – Maverick Television, Channel 4, United Kingdom

Kidnapped: The Hunt for Graham McMynn – CBC News, CBC, Canada

D-Day to Victory Interactive – Secret Location, Entertainment One, Impossible Pictures, History Television, Canada

Best Documentary-Style Reality Production:

Der Aidskrieg / The AIDS War – Boomtown Media GmbH, WDR, ARD, Germany

Standing on the Edge of a Thorn – Elemental Productions, Indonesia, USA

Space Odysseys of the 21st Century – Roscosmos TV Studio / Russia TV and Radio; TV Channel Russia – TV Channel Culture; SOVTELEEXPORT; Russia


About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.