Below is a message from our friends at Women in Film and TV regarding their upcoming WFTV Awards, its timeline and the award categories:
We are delighted to announce that the nominations window for the 2019 WFTV Annual Awards is now open. The annual event, now in its 29th year, celebrates the achievements of women in the industry across 14 different categories including Director, Writer, Producer, Business and Contribution to the Medium (a full list follows below).
Anyone in the industry can nominate a woman using a simple online form which can be found here.
Last year’s winners included actor and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, presenter and commentator Jameela Jamil, actor Nicola Walker, rising new talent Rungano Nyoni and behind the scenes talent: award winning comedy producer Gill Isles and owners of the only female run visual effects company Blue Bolt Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Angela Barson. Award winning and critically acclaimed actor Juliet Stevenson won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone working in film and TV to think about the talented women they know and nominate them for an award. We have a total of 14 categories and many of our winners have gone on to win BAFTAs. So I encourage everyone to think about the women they would like to see recognized at this year’s WFTV awards and get nominating!”
Timeline: WFTV Awards
Award nominations open: 09:00 TUESDAY 16 JULY.
Award nominations close: 12:00 FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER.
Awards ceremony takes place: FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER (Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London).
Award Categories and Definitions
The Barclays Business Award recognises outstanding business achievement by a woman in film, TV or digital media within the last three years, e.g. an executive producer, distributor, legal and business affairs executive, managing director.
The BBC News and Factual Award recognises outstanding achievement in news, factual programming, current affairs or documentary work in film, TV or digital media in the last two years. The winner should be a producer, director, researcher, journalist or special correspondent.
NB This is not an award for presenters; there is a separate award for presenters.
The ScreenSkills Writing Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman writing for film, TV or digital media (including games) within the last two years. This is unlikely to be a first time writer, but a woman whose recent top-level authorship as a central creator adds to an impressive previous body of work.
The Deluxe Director Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman director in film, TV or digital media across entertainment, comedy or drama within the last two years.
The ENVY Producer Award recognises outstanding achievement by a female producer in film, TV or digital media within the last two years.
The IMDb Project Management Award recognises outstanding achievement, by a female line producer, production supervisor, production manager, location manager, production accountant, or post-production supervisor in film, TV or digital media within the last three years.
The Netflix New Talent Award recognises a woman who can be seen as a significant emerging talent in film, TV or digital media, within the last two years.
The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award recognises a woman who has made a significant impact in any aspect of production, in front of or behind the camera in film, TV or digital media over the past year. It also recognises a woman who has contributed to raising awareness or making significant change in the area of women’s equality over the past year.
The Best Performance Award recognises outstanding acting achievement, by a female performer in TV, film or digital media within the last two years.
The EIKON Presenter Award recognises outstanding achievement by an onscreen presenter in film, TV or digital media within in the last two years.
The Craft Award recognises outstanding achievement in craft in film, TV or digital media production, especially those working in the more traditionally male-dominated sectors, within the last two years, e.g. camera, sound, lighting, grips, stunt work, set design.
NB This is not an award for post-production. There is a separate award for post.
The Technicolor Creative Technology Award recognises outstanding achievement in creativity in post production in film, TV or digital media within the last two years.
The Argonon Contribution to the Medium Award recognises a woman who has achieved excellence through her exemplary body of work over a period of at least 15 years, in film, television or digital media. This is an intermediate level of lifetime achievement, and our second most prestigious award after the Lifetime Award.
The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a woman whose lifetime body of work makes her an inspiration and role model. This award is in the gift of the WFTV Board of Directors.
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