South Florida PBS Wins Awards in Accolade Global Film Competition

    South Florida PBS (WPBT, WXEL & Health Channel), has won two prestigious Awards of Excellence from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The awards were given for South Florida PBS’ Changing Seas episode Alvin: Pioneer of the Deep and South Florida PBS Health Channel’s documentary, Fauci: The Virus Hunter in partnership with Associated Press and HITN.

    “South Florida PBS (WPBT, WXEL and Health Channel) is very honored to receive the Accolade Award for two of our original productions. It is humbling to be recognized for our work and validates our mission of producing and delivering quality programs to audiences, both locally and internationally,” stated Dolores Sukhdeo, president and CEO.

    Changing Seas episode 1303, Alvin: Pioneer of the Deep, a co-production with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, showcases how the famous deep-sea submersible Alvin has brought explorers to extraordinary places for more than 50 years. Now, as Alvin is poised to continue its revolutionary scientific work, a new set of upgrades will take it deeper than ever before.

    Fauci: The Virus Hunter sheds light on the many battles fought, challenges overcome, and significant discoveries made during Fauci’s esteemed professional life. From the groundbreaking clinical investigator whose work in vasculitis remains the standard of care, to becoming director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and “America’s Doctor”.

    The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at

    In winning an Accolade, South Florida PBS’ Health Channel and Changing Seas join the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning production of The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the very talented Dave Bossert of Disney for his short documentary, The Tunes Behind the Toons, Hollywood industry veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething.

    Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

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