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WaterBear Network and NYF partner for new award

WaterBear Network has partnered with New York Festivals to create an exclusive new award - the WaterBear Award.
WaterBear Network and NYF partner for new award

The highest scoring documentary across the Climate Change and Sustainability, Environment and Ecology and Nature and Wildlife categories will receive the WaterBear Award. The winner will be announced during the New York Festivals’ 2022 Storytellers Gala on 26 April.

The creation of the WaterBear Award follows the appointment of WaterBear Network’s CEO Ellen Windemuth to the 2022 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards Advisory Board in January. Ellen was the executive producer of My Octopus Teacher, which got awarded both a New York Festivals Grand Award and a Gold Award last year. She will choose the winner of the WaterBear Award.


New York Festivals Television and Film Awards aims to honour storytellers from around the globe. Since 1957, the competition has celebrated excellence and innovation across all genres and platforms, keeping pace with industry-wide developments and global trends. All entries are judged by panels of award-winning creative professionals from across the globe who are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields.

WaterBear Network is a streaming platform showcasing documentaries as well as original content - spanning biodiversity, community and climate action.

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