Missouri Corn Flood Film Wins Telly Awards
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) and Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) have been named a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for the short documentary, “Underwater and Overlooked: Crisis on the Missouri River.” The 15-minute film detailing the personal losses caused by the 2011 Missouri River flood was recognized in both the online video-documentary and online video-social responsibility categories.
“This honor for Missouri Corn is a fitting tribute to those growers who stepped in front of the camera to share their story,” says Missouri Corn Director of Communications Becky Frankenbach. “It’s heartbreaking that nearly a year later many farmers are still struggling to repair the damage left behind. Our work to ensure flood control is a top priority for Missouri River management is far from finished.”
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor outstanding commercials, video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. This year, nearly 11,000 entries were received from all 50 states and numerous countries.
To find out more about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com. The now award-winning Missouri Corn short film Underwater and Overlooked: Crisis on the Missouri River can be viewed at www.mocorn.org/flood.
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