“Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace” Wins 11 Telly Awards - The Most Awarded Documentary Film of 2012

Peace Doc sings the virtues of obtaining peace now in the Middle East more than ever.

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"Back Door Channels" Big Winner this year!

Our team was extremely passionate about this film; For it to be recognized on a national stage is a great validation for the production, but it’s also a tribute to world peace.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

“Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace” has received a Silver Telly Award and ten Bronze Telly Awards, one of the most highly selective national award competitions recognizing excellence in film and television production.

“Our team was extremely passionate about this film; For it to be recognized on a national stage is a great validation for the production, but it’s also a tribute to world peace,” said Matthew Tollin, Executive Producer. “It is important for us to present this story to everyone, especially considering the current state of affairs in the Middle East. A greater knowledge and appreciation of the past is imperative for a better understanding of where we are today and what tomorrow may bring.”

Based on the book of the same title – “Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace,” written by Leon H. Charney – the film reveals the true story of the men who acted largely behind the scenes during the historic peace process between Israel and Egypt in 1979.

Charney, also a prominent member of the film’s cast, said “Back Door Channels is an important reminder that peace can be achieved not through guns and bombs but through the lost art of diplomacy and the necessary secrecy involved. These awards are especially timely given the current upheavals in the Middle East, and delivers a powerful message about the value of diplomacy.”

With over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, the Telly Awards are considered to be among the most prestigious industry awards in the media sector – honoring excellence in production across a range of crafts.

“Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace” received awards in the following categories:

  •     Cultural Programming (Silver Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Documentary Programming (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Educational Programming (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Political Programming (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Movie Trailer (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Use of Animation (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Use of Graphics (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Art Direction (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Editing (Bronze Award): “Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace”
  •     Media Promotion (Bronze Award): PBS Promo - Back Door Channels: the Price of Peace"
  •     Internet/Online Video (Bronze Award): “Promo Nazis and Arabs Kings - Back Door Channels”

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Channel Production Films’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“Back Door Channels” was released in U.S. theaters last year, premiering at New York’s Lincoln Center. The film has been screened at festivals around the world including the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Monte Carlo Film Festival and Atlantic Jewish Film Festival, among others. It will be the premiere screening at the Jewish International Film Festival in Israel.

In its review of the film, Variety called "Back Door Channels" "riveting" and "enthralling."New York Times wrote “the film reminds us what it takes to resolve the seemingly unresolvable.”

Beginning this year, a special TV edition of "Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace"has begun airing on Public Television nationwide. Check facebook.com/backdoorchannels for detailed listing.


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