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4VS WINS FOUR (4) VIDEO AWARDS
Four Village Studio won four "Nor'easter Awards" at the 2020 "Alliance for Community Media, Northeast Regional Video Festival". 4VS host-producers gathered up three 2nd Place awards and one 3rd Place prize at the annual competition where the eligible entries were mandated to have been produced and first-time cablecast during 2019.
The studio garnered a 2nd Place finish for an episode of "Community Spotlight" produced by Floral Park Deputy Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald. The winning program, entered in the Municipal/Government Programming category, included Superintendent Kevin Ginnane on the topic of "The Department of Public Works: An Overview".
Another 2nd Place award, in the Historical Documentary category, was given to producers Chief VJ Brooks, Lt. Larry King, and Firefighter Bob Wisniewski for their program "FPFD Red Alert". The episode, "History of the Bellerose Fire Department", featured Chief George Krug and Chief Wayne Weber highlighting the BFD's deep roots in the community.
The final 2nd Place award, in the Profile Talk Show category, went to host/producer Stephanie Larkin for her program "Technically Speaking". Titled "Medical Technology & Organ Transplants", the show told the story of guest Steven Taibbi, a survivor of two heart transplants.
A 3rd Place award was given to host/producer George Ingram for an episode of "Healthcare Aware" entered in the Science, Health, and Spirituality category. During this program, Dr. Neeta Shah tackled the topic of "Men & Women's Wellness".
The award-winning producers were acknowledged during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, December 2nd. The annual regional festival accepts program entries from community television producers throughout New England and New York State. This is the 20th year that Four Village Studio has submitted entries to the festival where hundreds of programs vie for the top honors. 4VS has collected 60 awards in numerous categories since first entering this regional competition.