GMA News and Public Affairs has bagged 3 Silver World Medals and 6 Finalist Certificates during a prestigious 2012 New York Festivals Television and Film Awards held on Apr 17 during a NAB Show in Las Vegas.
I-Witness’ “Lapnos” (Burn) part won a Silver World Medal for a Social Issues and Current Events category, while GMA News TV’s Front Row brought home dual Silver World Medals – one for a Social Issues difficulty for a “Yaman sa Basura” (Child Urban Miners) part and another one for a Biography/Profiles difficulty for a documentary program’s “Bente Dos” (Twenty-Two) episode.
I-Witness’ “Lapnos” gives viewers a glance inside a bake section of a Mindanao Burn Center in Davao City . Here, Peabody Award leader Jay Taruc learns about a victims’ particular – during times, harrowing – stories.
“We are celebrated to accept this china endowment from a NYF. Lapnos was a distressing nonetheless absolute story that changed all of us who constructed it. But what creates this story truly remarkable, detached from a approval it recently received, is a energy to lift recognition on this small, lost sanatorium in Mindanao . Even now, we continue to accept pledges for a sanatorium and a patients, and for this we are truly grateful. We dedicate this endowment to a bake victims who common their story with us and wish that some-more can be finished to assuage their suffering,” says Angeli Atienza, module manager for I-Witness’ Lapnos episode.
“This documentary was intimately executed by a group and women of I-Witness. We dedicate this endowment to a dear 12 year aged Christy, who succumbed to complications from her bake wounds. God magnify we and God magnify Mindanao,” adds Executive Producer Lea Llamoso.
Front Row’s “Yaman Sa Basura” tells a story of twin boys risking life and prong operative in an civic cave in sequence to assistance their family. “Bente Dos” (Twenty-Two), on a other hand, narrates a life of a integrate vital in Manila ’s slums, together with their children – all 22 of them.
“GMA News TV is usually a year aged channel. With Front Row’s dual medals, we take so many honour and respect to accept some-more medals than any other Philippine network from a New York Festivals this year. Our internal assembly has embraced a non-traditional, no-host, no-voiceover documentary format and we are blissful that jurors from general award-giving bodies have appreciated it as well,” says Johnson Tam, Program Manager for Front Row.
Meanwhile, 3 GMA entries brought home Finalist Certificates including a I-Witness part on compressor mining presented by Peabody award-winning publisher Kara David dubbed Gintong Putik; a GMA special that delved low into a stream conditions of a country’s preparation complement in Report Card; and Born To Be Wild’s The Born Expeditions Finale: The Monster of Mae Klong and The Great White Shark where, in a participation of a Philippine wildlife team, a universe breakthrough in prick ray investigate was documented on video.
Leading Philippine news channel GMA News TV – usually on a initial year of airing though is already creation a participation felt even in a general locus – also brought home 3 some-more Finalist Certificates: GMA News TV’s chronological docudrama tracing a expansion of Dr. Jose Rizal’s writings, Pluma: Si Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat (Rizal, The Great Writer); and dual Reel Time episodes – Lusong and Tira. Lusong (Live to Dive) tells a story of a father and his son’s foe to acquire adequate income by diving while Tira (Infected) narrates a shocking cases of immature teenagers pang from intimately transmitted diseases.
The New York Festival International Television and Film Awards is one of a world’s many prestigious award-giving bodies dedicated to both a radio and film industries. It encourages subsequent era story-tellers to mangle new drift by for a winners within any foe any year.