Myx TV Nabs Finalist Nods for “Discovering Routes”, “My Motto: Veterans Edition” at 2018 Cynopsis Short Form Video Awards

Myx TV, the leading English-language Asian American entertainment network, kicked off 2018 with two finalist nods at the inaugural Cynopsis Short Form Video Awards which recognize outstanding short form content and storytelling across all platforms.  The finalists will be showcased at the Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference on March 7, 2018 at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, New York City.

Discovering Routes”, a fresh take on travel entertainment grounded on homeland and heritage discovery adventures in the Philippines starring Filipino American tech entrepreneur and The Bucket List Family adventure journalist Garrett Gee and sister, Miristi, was named finalist in the Travel Series category.  Executive produced by Olivia De JesusMiguel Santos and Keesa Ocampo for ABS-CBN Global Studios in association with Go Button Media, “Discovering Routes” will compete against:

  • Skratch – Adventures in Golf
  • Viacom Velocity – LVCVA and RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Outside Television – Over the Horizon
  • SundanceTV – Project Five by Five
  • Time Inc., PeopleTV – Travel + Leisure Explainers
  • Scripps Networks Interactive – Uncharted Discoveries
  • Brand USA – USA Through Music
  • VISIT PHILADELPHIA – We Got You: Philly By Tarik

Meanwhile, “My Motto: Veterans Edition”, a television special created in partnership with the national veterans campaign, Got Your 6, to honor Asian Pacific American veterans, was named finalist in the Stand-Alone Short from a TV Network or Digital Publisher – Series category.   Produced by Myx TV Digital Producer Diana Vergara, the special will compete against:

  • BET Networks – BET Digital’s – The Last One Horror Series
  • Discovery Communications – ID NOW
  • Scripps Networks Interactive HGTV Quicken Loans – Mortgage Check: Short Form Series
  • The Fred Rogers Company – Odd Tube
  • Discovery Communications – Shark Week
  • SNY – The Amazin’ Life
  • Spike – The Art of Ink
  • NuBlu – Time Warriors
  • Stage 13 – Two Sentence Horror Stories

Inaugural jurors include:

  • Anthony Galloway, VP Programming, Conde Nast Entertainment
  • Scott Iason, Agent, Creative Artists Agency
  • Ashley Kaplan, SVP, Production (Head of Content), Fullscreen
  • Justin Killion, GM, Premium Content for Complex Networks
  • Ajay Kishore, Founder & CEO, Stareable
  • Howie Kleinberg, COO, GLOW
  • Christine Lubrano, SVP, Original Programming, IFC
  • Vikki Neil, GM, Scipps Lifestyle Studios
  • Bonnie Pan, Head of Network, Awesomeness TV
  • Nick Sheingold, Director of Strategy, Laundry Service
  • Mike Vainisi, Head of Editorial, ATTN
  • Veronica Zelle, CCO & Co-Founder, Sweety High
  • Randy Abramson, Head of YouTube MCN for Vox Media
  • Cary Anderson, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
  • Josh Beane, Founder/CEO, Idea Farmer
  • Joe Bellotti, Head of Global Music Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Perrin Chiles, CEO/Co-Founder, Adaptive Studios Inc.
  • Polly Conway, Senior TV Editor, Common Sense
  • Ariel Elazar, EVP of Brand, Marketing & Digital Strategy, Dick Clark Productions
  • Nick Frew, Creative Director, Coyote Post

When asked about the reason for starting the awards, Cynopsis Publisher Robbie Caploe said: “With the burst of interest in and focus on short form content across so many platforms, we thought the time was right to launch this program, which will both entertain and inform our community. The creativity shown on the creative and business sides on short form platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are heralding a new chapter in the media business, and Cynopsis, with its slogan of ‘long story, short,’ makes us the perfect leader of the charge.”

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