Singapore-based production house Beach House Pictures (BHP) has received four entries in the finals of the 2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.

BHP’s Mao’s Cold War China vs USA episode (co-production for Discovery Networks Asia and distributed by OTF), was selected as a finalist in the Television Documentary/Information Program: History & Society category, while the Mao’s Cold War China vs India episode was selected for the Television-Craft: Program Best Writing category.

The Great Elephant Gathering (coproduction with NGCI, OTF, MDA and distributed by OTF) was selected for the Documentary/Information Program: Nature & Wildlife section, and Megastructures – Gardens by the Bay (coproduction with NGCI, OTF, MDA and distributed by OTF) got the nod for the Television-Craft: Program Best Editing category.

“I’m thrilled that the series has garnered much attention. Much of what we know about the Cold War has always centered around Western perspectives. We’ve all read about the Vietnam War and how it impacted the American psyche in the 70s. But this is something different. Mao’s Cold War presented a view that’s rarely been heard before,” says BHP Executive Producer Mashizan Masjum.