South African joins NYF International Television & Film Awards 2017 Grand Jury

20 October 2016


The New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition has announced the 2017 Grand Jury, which represents 34 countries on six continents and includes Peter den Hartogh of The Animation School in South Africa.

South African joins NYF International Television & Film Awards 2017 Grand JuryOf the 180 jurors, 34% (60+) are women are directors, producers, journalists, writers and filmmakers, who are passionate about excellence and innovation. The Grand Jury panel’s stellar reputation and diverse areas of expertise across all platforms ensure that this peer-judging process provides each entry with the attention it deserves.

“The level of commitment that our Grand Jury has shown is an inspiration to us all. In addition to creating award-winning programs, they are dedicated to sharing their knowledge by reviewing entries submitted from dozens of countries around the world,” said Rose Anderson, executive director, New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. “We look for wide experience and demonstrated achievement in our jury members as a way of providing a balanced jury and quantifying fairness in the selection process.”

The roster of companies represented in the Grand Jury are among the worldwide leaders in news, sports, entertainment, the arts, promos, film and brand/corporate image. They include ESPN, NBC, ZDF, Al Jazeera, TV Globo, BBC, Deutsche Welle, FOX, Fuji, Telemundo, Showtime, The Edge Picture Company, GoPro, Interspot Film and SP Televisão.

Grand Jury members view and score entries based on industry-accepted standards of excellence using a scale of 1 to 10 for the following set of criteria: Production Values, Creativity, Content Presentation, Direction, Writing, Achievement of Purpose and Audience Suitability.
Source: Biz Community 10 October 2016