FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

Do I Qualify To Be A Member?

A potential Member must be employed in a responsible position for a minimum of two years prior to his/her nomination in a company or organization that is either directly engaged in, or providing services to, the television and/or telecommunications industry.  The nomination of a prospective Member must be supported by at least one Director, Fellow, or Member of the Academy.

What Is The Application Process?

All applicants must return a completed application to the Membership Department.  The application must be endorsed by a current member.  It is then reviewed by the Nominating Committee and, if approved, the applicants become candidates for election at the next Board Meeting. Please click here to apply for membership.

What Are The Different Levels Of Membership?

Directors:  employed in a major executive position, for a minimum of five (5) years in a company or organization that is either directly engaged in, or providing services to, the television industry including internet, mobile and technology; pay an annual membership of $3,500 USD.
Alternates: designated by Directors to vote in their absence (their membership fee is included in the Director’s annual dues)
Members: employed at an executive level or in an upper management position, for a minimum of two (2) years in a company or organization that is either directly engaged in, or providing services to, the television industry including internet, mobile and technology; pay an annual membership of $1,000 USD.
Fellows: a designation reserved for Officers or Directors who have served The Academy with distinction.

How Many Members Are There And Who Are They?

There are over 700 members in nearly 70 countries. Click here to view the Member Directory.

Who Can I Contact For Membership Information?

Please call +1-212-489-6969


Sponsorship

Who Are Some Of Your Current Partners?

Click here to see a list of our current partners.

Who Do I Contact About Sponsorship Information/opportunities?

Questions regarding sponsorship can be made to:
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Phone: +1-212-489-6969
Email: eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

Can I submit a separate file for dialogue? Can I submit a transcript?

No. Subtitles must be embedded into the video and may not be submitted as a separate file. Transcripts will not be accepted.


Press

If I Am A Member Of The Press And I Would Like To Cover The Gala, Or Other Events, How Do I Get Press Accreditation?

You can apply for credentials here or contact eva.obadia@iemmys.tv


AWARDS & JUDGING

What Are The International Emmys And How Do They Differ From The National Emmys?

Whereas the various Emmy Awards competitions honor programs that are broadcast in the United States, the International Emmy is a U.S. Award presented by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to recognize excellence in television and honors programming produced outside of the United States.

Who Is Eligible To Enter The International Emmys?

In order to be eligible, a program must have been originally created for television (including by way of example so-called basic cable, pay cable, pay television, pay-per-view, interactive cable, and broadband) and have been predominately produced by a company that is based outside of the U.S. A program must also have a non-U.S. organization listed as the entering organization on the entry form and correspond to the category requirement on the website. A show must not have been submitted in the U.S. domestic Emmy competition. For more information on eligibility, please see the official rules and regulations.

How Can A Program Be Submitted And Who Can Submit?

Production or broadcasting companies can submit programs. After reading the official rules and regulations, enter only by filling out the official entry form completely and uploading the program.

Can A Program That Was Broadcast In The U.s. Enter Into The International Emmy Competition?

If the program was solely produced by U.S. companies, and/or aired first in the U.S. it is not eligible. Should extenuating circumstances arise in which a non-U.S. program airs simultaneously or first in the U.S., just ahead of its non-U.S. broadcast, the Academy will review the eligibility of the submission on a case-by-case basis.

How Many Rounds Of Judging Are There And Where Are They Held?

There are three rounds of judging for each International Emmy season. The preliminary round takes place online in the spring; the semi-final round takes place in the summer and is hosted by Academy Members around the world; the final round takes place only in September/October. For more information on the judging process, please click here.

Is There An Official Tabulation Firm For The International Emmys?

All tabulations are done by the international accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP.

How Can I Become A Judge For The International Emmy Awards?

Please contact the Awards Department at awardsdept@iemmys.tv