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Venice TV & Branded content festival awards entries closes July 31

Two weeks after the film festival, international jurors will meet in Venice for the Venice TV Award supported by egta, ACT (Association of Commercial TV) and IMZ (International Music + Media Centre). It will bring national and international recognition for quality content, celebrating the masterpieces of TV.

Jury member Karim Bartoletti, executive board member Italian Association of Production Companies comments: "TV today has become the evolution of cinema for its quality, entertainment value and its originality. An award show like the Venice TV Awards that recognises and values such entertainment media, is surely relevant and necessary.“ 

India was succefull last year with Gold and 2 Nominees. Gold Winner in Programm Promotion was Viacom18 with the Nickelodeon Valentine’s Ident. ZEE5 was nominated in Best TV Film for Barot House and Fremantle India in News Coverage was nominated with Ted Talks Nayi Baat.

Entries must have been aired for the first time between 1st of January 2020 and 20th of September 2021. Submissions can be made in the following categories: Documentary, News, Light Entertainment, Program Promotion, Branded Entertainment, Sport, Children/Youth, Comedy, Performing Arts, Reality TV, Best Of Technical High Quality, Cross-Platform Programming, Best Talent, Best Series, Best TV Movie.

The jury panel is made up of experts with a strong contribution to the global world of TV, among others are: Rohit Gupta - President at Sony Pictures Network India; Sonia Rovai - Head of Scripted Production at Sky Italia; André Takeda - Vice President Creative Services Disney; Sasha Breslau, Head of Content Acquisitions, ITV; Lothaire Burg, Coordinateur auprès de la Direction de production, Directeur créatif, ARTE; Michael Gray, Producer, BBC; Bonolo Modisakwane, Account Executive Content Distribution,ViacomCBS Networks Africa; Macie Imperial, Vice President, Integrated Acquisitions & International Sales &, Distribution at ABS-CBN.

The award is seen as a statement that the TV Industry remains active, successful and creative in a changing media landscape and underlines the continued global appeal of TV. It brings us together. It comforts and connects. It also lets us escape. Even in turbulent times shows are keeping us informed and entertained.

Outstanding work was rewarded last year from United Kingdom, Germany, India, France, USA, China, Singapore, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Lithuania, New Zealand, Croatia, Australia, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa.

The Venice International TV Award competition is open for production companies, broadcasters and entities affiliated with the television industry.

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