Mediacorp garners 59 accolades at 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

Singapore, 13 October 2021 – Mediacorp has swept a total of 59 accolades at the prestigious 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards! These comprise 22 awards – two Gold, six Silver and fourteen Bronze – and 37 finalist honours. Announced at the annual National Association of Broadcasters Storytellers Gala Ceremony in Las Vegas this morning (SG Time), these wins were mostly picked up by CNA documentaries, underscoring the company’s strength in producing quality content that appeal to audiences.

Established in 1957, the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honours the best in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment programmes, including music videos, infomercials and feature films. This year, entries were received from over 40 countries, underlining the awards’ status as one of the most well-known and widely respected competitions in the world.

Of the two Gold awards won, one is for CNA’s Cyberpunk'd - EP2 : Bits, Bytes And Bugs!, which earned top honours in the Documentary: Science & Technology category. Hosted by comedian Fakkah Fuzz, this compelling documentary explores how the Internet of Things has empowered us and even enriched our lives, yet making people more vulnerable to hacks at the same time.

Clinching Mediacorp’s other Gold is Channel 8’s Tuesday Report - Streets of Memory 3 in the Craft: Program – Best Graphic Design category. The historical documentary, which delves into the history behind five street names in Singapore, also won two Bronze awards in the Documentary: History & Society and Craft: Promotion/Open & ID – Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & IDs categories.

Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star, Mediacorp’s multi award-winning English drama series produced by Oak3 Films, added another feather to its cap with a Silver award in the Craft: Program – Best Production Design/Art Direction category. The drama tells the story of Mdm Oon Ah Chiam, a real-life wayang performer who began life as a poor kampong girl and had to endure much hardship in life in order to realise her dreams and find her place in the world.

For the complete list of Mediacorp’s accolades, please refer to Annex A.

Tham Loke Kheng, CEO of Mediacorp, said, “We are proud that Mediacorp’s content continues to be recognised amongst some of the very best on the international stage. I see these awards as a strong validation of our creative and production capabilities and a testimony to the depth of talent in Singapore. Congratulations to our production partners and my fellow colleagues on your fine achievements!”

Viewers can catch the award-winning shows on meWATCH, Mediacorp’s digital video-on-demand platform, at mewatch.sg.

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Media contact 

Mark Tan
Communications Specialist
Mark.tan@mediacorp.com.sg


About Mediacorp

Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets.

With a focus on nurturing talent and growing the sector, the company is committed to investing in nation-wide initiatives like Star Search, Anugerah, Yaar Antha Star and SPOP, commissioning a wide variety of work from local content creators, and collaborating with institutes of higher learning. As Singapore’s first local Multi-Channel Network in partnership with YouTube, Mediacorp is also committed to developing a network of digital content creators.

For advertisers, Mediacorp has partnered industry-leading brands like ESPN, Mothership, Popcorn, theAsianparent, VICE, YouTube and 99.co to form the Mediacorp Digital Network in offering more effective content-driven solutions.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.


Annex A – List of Mediacorp accolades at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2021 

No.

Category

Title

Award

Production Company

1

Documentary: Science & Technology

CyberPunk'D - EP2 : Bits, Bytes And Bugs!

Gold

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

2

Craft: Program – Best Graphic Design

Tuesday Report - Streets of Memory 3

Gold

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

3

Documentary: Community Portraits

Borderlands

Silver

Birdmandog Pte Ltd

4

Documentary: Cultural Issues

Food In Our Time

Silver

Threesixzero Productions Pte Ltd

5

Documentary: Social Justice

Insight: Stateless In India

Silver

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

6

Documentary: History & Society

The Mark of Empire

Silver

Infocus Asia Pte Ltd

7

Craft: Program – (Best Production Design/Art Direction) by Nick Ng

Titoudao: Inspired By The True Story Of A Wayang Star

Silver

Oak3 Films

8

Documentary: The Arts

A Frame in Time – National Language Class

Silver

Very Pte Ltd

9

Documentary: Environment & Ecology

Brazil’s Amazonian Battle

Bronze

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

10

Documentary: National Affairs

COVID-19 Alone.Together. Episode 3: Stuck In A Foreign Land

Bronze

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

11

Documentary: Social Issues

Deciphering Japan

Bronze

Peddling Pictures

12

Documentary: Travel & Tourism

Grounded

Bronze

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

13

Documentary: Social Justice

In Search Of The Frog Boys

Bronze

Make Waves Pte Ltd

14

Documentary: Community Portraits

Slumfood Millionaire

Bronze

Sora Media Pte Ltd

15

Craft: Promotion/Open & ID – Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & IDs

Tuesday Report - Streets of Memory 3

Bronze

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

16

Documentary: History & Society

Tuesday Report - Streets of Memory 3

Bronze

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

17

Craft: Program – Best Direction

SAGA 2.0

Bronze

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

18

Craft: Films/Productions – Sound Design

Love Unbound: Far Apart But Close At Heart

Bronze

August Pictures Pte Ltd

19

Craft: Program – Best Direction

Food In Our Time

Bronze

Threesixzero Productions Pte Ltd

20

Craft: Films/Productions – Direction

A Frame in time - Here They Come

Bronze

Very Pte Ltd

21

Documentary: History & Society

A Frame in Time - National Language Class

Bronze

Very Pte Ltd

22

Entertainment Program – Culinary Program

Old Taste Detective 2

Bronze

Wawa Pictures Pte Ltd

23

Craft: Films/Productions – Performance by an Actress

Best Actress - Arivaan - Udaya Soundari

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

24

Craft: Films/Productions – Editing

Love Unbound: A Wizard's Love

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

25

Craft: Films/Productions – Editing

Love Unbound: Far Apart But Close At Heart

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

26

Craft: Program – Best Direction

Mind's Eye

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

27

Craft: Program – Best Performance by an Actor

Mind's Eye

 

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

28

Craft: Program – Best Direction

Forensik

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

29

Craft: Program – Best Performance by an Actor

Raksasa - Lim Kay Tong

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

30

Craft: Program – Best Performance by an Actor

SAGA 2.0 - Imam Shah

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

31

Craft: Program – Best Performance by an Actor

A Quest to Heal

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

32

Craft: Program – Best Camerawork

A Quest to Heal

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

33

Documentary: Nature & Wildlife

Wild City: River World

Finalist

Beach House Pictures Pte Ltd

34

Documentary: International Affairs

When Titans Clash: Pride and Shame

Finalist

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

35

Documentary: Climate Change & Sustainability

The Longest Day

Finalist

Make Waves Pte Ltd

36

Documentary: The Arts

Artists Unstaged

Finalist

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

37

Documentary: Human Concerns

China’s Growing Appetite: For the Love of Meat

Finalist

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

38

Documentary: Community Portraits

Living In The New (Ab)normal

Finalist

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

39

Documentary: Current Affairs

Undercover Asia: Airpocalypse

Finalist

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

40

Documentary: History & Society

Ships That Shaped Us

Finalist

Peddling Pictures

41

Documentary: History & Society

A Frame In Time

Finalist

Very Pte Ltd

42

Documentary: The Arts

A Frame in Time - National Language Class

Finalist

Very Pte Ltd

43

Documentary: Community Portraits

The Family Affair Season 5: Living the New (Ab)normal

Finalist

CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

44

Entertainment Program – Lifestyle Program

Remarkable Living 2

Finalist

Freestate Productions

45

Entertainment Program – Childrens/Youth

Little Food Hunter

Finalist

Wawa Pictures Pte Ltd

46

Entertainment Program – Culinary Program

Local Fine Produce

Finalist

Wawa Pictures Pte Ltd

47

Entertainment Program – Childrens/Youth

Power 5

Finalist

Wawa Pictures Pte Ltd

48

Entertainment Special – Mini-Series

Mind's Eye

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

49

Entertainment Special – TV Movie

Raksasa

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

50

Films – Short Films

Love Unbound: A Wizard's Love

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

51

Films – Short Films

Love Unbound: Far Apart But Close At Heart

Finalist

August Pictures Pte Ltd

52

News: Program – Best News Documentary/Special

Race Against Pandemic

Finalist

WhatsNext Productions Ltd

53

News: Reports/Features – Coverage of Continuing News Story

Tuesday Report: One Metre Apart Series

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

54

News: Reports/Features – Coverage of Continuing News Story

Tuesday Report: One Metre Apart, EP 2, Away from Home

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

55

News: Reports/Features – Human Interest

BERITA Jelajah

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

56

Promotion/Open & IDs – Promotion of a Website

AVOD on meWATCH: KOLORS of Desire

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

57

Promotion/Open & IDs – Documentary/Information Program Promotio

Hours to Kill

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

58

Streaming – Streaming Drama

AVOD on meWATCH: KOLORS of Desire

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

59

Streaming – Streaming Crime Drama

Derek II

Finalist

Mediacorp Pte Ltd