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 Jesus, Miguel 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.”