iQiyi Dramas Win Awards and American Viewers at New York Festivals
"Tientsin Mystic" and "Burning Ice" were honored with silver and bronze prizes at the New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films 2018 Competition.
Silver and bronze categories were awarded to iQiyi Inc.'s (Nasdaq: IQ) original dramas "Tientsin Mystic" and "Burning Ice" at the 2018 New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films Competition.
"Tientsin Mystic" (rated 7.7 stars on IMDb) received a Silver Medal for Best Visual Effects, a Bronze Medal for Best Direction, and was shortlisted for Best Drama. "Burning Ice" (8.1 on IMDb) got a Bronze Medal for Best Crime Series and was shortlisted for Best Original Music.
An adventure series available on Netflix, "Tientsin Mystic" reached nearly 2 billion viewers since it premiered on iQiyi in China last July.
"Burning Ice," a crime series from well-known Chinese director, Han Sanping, is expected to stream on Netflix in the U.S this year.
"For several years, iQiyi has been investing in high-quality original programming to bring our viewers a premium entertainment experience," said Leon Chen, vice president of marketing with the company, after its original dramas received awards at the international film festival last night. "We are delighted that our content has begun to gain recognition from overseas viewers as well."
A leading online video and entertainment platform in China, iQiyi went public at $18 per share on Wall Street on March 29. The company closed today at $18.07 per American depositary share, up 4 percent from yesterday's close.