The United Arab Emirates has harvested four top awards at the New York Festivals’ Television & Film Awards, celebrated at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas.
The three Gold World Medals were collected on stage at a gala ceremony on Tuesday by Omar Alshamsi, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the UAE in Washington DC. In addition to the three golds, he also collected a Bronze World Medal and a Special Finalist Certificate. All the awards, which were given in front of a major gathering of the world’s top TV and film producers, were connected with media produced for the UAE Pavilion at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
The fourth gold medal was won by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) for its entry.
The prestigious international recognition awarded to the films: In the Blink of an Eye and Dream Journey, comes on top of a series of other accolades achieved by the UAE Pavilion in Shanghai, including a ‘Number-One’ ranking in a visitor survey of impressions of participating pavilions.