2021 OTT.X Impact Awards

The winners of the 2021 OTT.X Impact Awards were honored Dec. 7 at a ceremony at the IPIC Theatres Tuck Room Tavern in Westwood, Calif. OTT.X created the awards show to celebrate the content creators and organizations using their art and technology to inspire positive action and promote acceptance of, and equality for, all people. Echoing and furthering the organization’s mission was the highlight speaker of the night — David Lenga, a 94-year old Holocaust survivor and the inspiration behind Here Media’s award winning No Goodbyes. Lenga shared his harrowing tale of survival and perseverance with the audience and emphasized the importance of taking action against inequalities and injustices.

The 2021 Impact Award winners were:

  • No Goodbyes (Here Media) — Impactful Short Title
  • “Dime Quien Soy” (NBCUniversal) — Impactful Series
  • Best Summer Ever (Freestyle Digital Media) — Impactful Full-Length Feature, Fiction
  • Vice Versa CHYNA (VICE/Rock Salt Releasing) — Impactful Full-Length Feature, Non-Fiction
  • SpherexGreenlight (Spherex) — Impactful Technology Innovation
  • Google TV Watch With Me (Google) — Impactful Technology Innovation

(Photos by Alondra Gutierrez)

Second OTT.X Impact Awards Now Accepting Submissions for Socially Important Streaming Content

OTT.X, the industry trade association for OTT streamers, has opened submissions for the second annual OTT.X Impact Awards.

The OTT.X Impact Awards is a program created by and for the over-the-top streaming industry to recognize creators, producers, platforms and channels who are using the power of streaming video to make a positive impact. Submissions are being accepted through Sept. 30 for audio/visual works that premiered, and are distributed, through OTT channels and platforms. Nominations will be announced Nov. 9 and winners will be named at the Impact Awards Ceremony to be held on Dec. 9, 2021.

“Our industry has the attention of millions of people globally,” said Mark Fisher, OTT.X president and CEO. “The stories we tell, messages we send and truths we reveal have the power to change the world. Using this power to promote understanding, acceptance, equality and to inspire positive action is a responsibility that OTT.X and our membership are committed to.”

Paul Colichman, CEO of Here Media and OTT.X Impact Awards Steering Committee chair, added, “As streaming transforms the entertainment landscape, it also democratizes video content distribution. This allows for more programs that focus on social justice, equality, kindness and compassion.”

The inaugural OTT.X Impact Awards was held virtually on Dec. 10, 2020, and recognized three winners, including Here Media’s “Girls Voices Now — ‘Not Quite Here, Not Quite There’” for Impactful Short Title; Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s “Going From Broke” for Impactful Series; and Passion River’s Intelligent Lives for Impactful Full-Length Feature.

Content must premiere on an OTT channel or platform, maintain exclusive
availability via OTT distribution and be available in the United States for three weeks. The qualifying period for the 2021 awards is the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2021.

For more information as well as content submissions, visit the OTT.X Impact Awards site here.