Minds Wide Open Wins Three New York Festivals TV & Film Awards
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI) announced that Minds Wide Open has received three awards from the 2019 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards: two Gold World Medals - one in the Science & Technology Documentary category and the other for best Branded Documentary Production, and one Bronze World Medal in the Feature Documentary Film Category. Since its debut on the Discovery Channel in September 2018, the 60-minute documentary commissioned by TCCI’s cofounders has now won seven awards: the awards announced today, three Cannes Corporate Media & TV Gold Awards and a Gold Standard Award from Public Affairs Asia. Earlier this month, Minds Wide Open was also short-listed for a 2019 Brand Film Festival London Award.
Among the scientists featured in the film are four faculty in our Department and members of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University - Laura Roberts, Karl Deisseroth, Sergiu Pasca, and Nolan Williams. Our gratitude to Brandon Gregg and Julie and Violet Walters for sharing their stories.