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New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films 2016 awards two Documentaries from the ZDF Enterprises Program Catalogue

At the renowned New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films, no fewer than two productions from ZDF Enterprises’ program catalogue were honored with awards:

In the international competition, the documentary Stalin’s Daughter in the category group Television - Documentary/Information Program, category Biography/Profiles with the Silver World Medal.

For the episode Spring’s Awakening, the two-part documentary The Secret Garden, the Gold World Medal in the category Television - Craft: Program, for Best Camerawork.

“These remarkable awards confirm the innovative quality and high standards of the ZDFE.factual program catalogue. We are particularly proud to have won these awards in a highly competitive, international surrounding.” delightedly notes Alexander Coridass, President and CEO at ZDF Enterprises.

ZDF Enterprises owns the worldwide distribution rights to both productions.


About the Productions:

The documentary Stalin’s Daughter produced by doc.station Medienproduktion in association with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and ARTE examines the life of Stalin’s daughter Swetlana Allilujewa, who fled to the West during the Cold War. Her desire for liberty turned her into a plaything between communism and capitalism.

The Secret Garden was produced by Doclights / NDR Naturfilm in association with Nautilusfilm, ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk, ARTE and Norddeutscher Rundfunk. By means of high-budget, high-speed cinematography, HD super slow-motion and extraordinary macrophotos, the award-winning filmmakers show us gardens like no one has ever seen before. 


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany