International Academy to recognize Short-Form Series at International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York, in 2017

New York, October 17, 2016 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced that it will be recognizing Short-Form Series at the International Emmy Awards Gala, in New York, in November 2017. Original Fiction and Non-Fiction programs, with episodes under a half-hour will be eligible to enter in next year’s International Emmy Awards competition which opens on December 8, 2016 and closes on February 16, 2017.

Short-Form Series were previously recognized by the International Academy at the International Digital Emmy Awards at Miptv, with the Digital: Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. The genre is now going to be recognized at the International Emmy Awards Gala in November, in New York starting in 2017.

“As media changes, International Emmy categories change too and we felt we needed to give special recognition to the rapid and important growth of short form in the industry. We are doing this in the first instance by moving the category to our Gala in November.”, said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Rules & Regulations for the Short-Form Series category will be posted on the Academy’s website, early December.

About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information go to


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