Old People’s Home Wins NY Festivals TV & Film Awards

Retirement home for 4 year olds won a grand prize at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards.

The Endemol Shine/ABC series won the Social Issues category and also took home a gold award.

Debbie Cuell, Executive Producer, Endemol Shine Australia said, “Myself and the incredible team behind the second set of Retirement home for 4 year olds (Series 2) are very grateful and honored to have been selected at the New York Festivals as the overall winner in the social issues documentary category. As Australian filmmakers, we are so proud that for the second time the series has been recognized globally, and also that we have shown the rest of the world how a group of 4 year olds can improve the lives of our seniors, let’s hope this message resonates beyond our shores.

Ennifer Collins, chief news and culture officer at ABC, said, “We are thrilled to see the recognition of our content on the global stage, and especially honored to have Retirement home for 4 year olds rewarded for its excellence. Congratulations to Endemol Shine Australia, and the whole team who delivered humor and heart via a group of 4 year olds as they made life better for our elderly. This is a series that has clearly resonated around the world.“

Blackfella Films also won several gold awards for Total Control, Addict Australia, and The books that made us.

Grand Prize

Social problems:
Retirement home for 4 year olds
Endemol Shine Australia
ABC

Gold Price:

Drama:
S2 full control
Blackfella Films Pty Ltd
ABC

Social problems:
Retirement home for 4 year olds
Endemol Shine Australia
ABC

Station/image promotion
ABC iview Don’t be surprised
ABC

Best Editing
Exposed: Ghost Train Fire
ABC

Social problems:
australia addicted
Blackfella Films Pty Ltd
SBS

Arts:
The books that made us
Blackfella Films Pty Ltd
ABC

Arts:
framed
Marc Fennell
SBS

Silver Prize:

Medical/health information
born small
SBS

Bronze Award:

History & Society
Our African roots
Chemical media
SBS

Finalists:
Enter Paradise, Blackfella Films Pty Ltd, ABC
Flight from Afghanistan, SBS
Pretend Influence, The Flow, SBS
The SBS Chinese Dream