Banff World Media Festival
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|Banff World Media Festival|
|Date(s)||11 – 14 June 2017|
|Location(s)||Banff, Alberta, Canada.|
|Inaugurated||1980as the Banff World Television Festival|
For 37 years, the Banff World Media Festival has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience. The Festival began as an intimate space where unparalleled access and cutting-edge insight could combine to forge relationships, launch new business and aid the ambitious members of a dynamic industry in reaching their goals.
Attracting over 150 Development Executives and a wide-ranging cross-section of television and digital media professionals from around the world, BANFF is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects. Featuring in-depth spotlights on key international territories, pre-booked Face-to Face Meetings with industry decision makers, and unparalleled opportunities for networking with potential partners from across the globe, the BANFF Marketplace is designed to help you create new development and production opportunities.
BANFF delivers a comprehensive examination of the most critical issues facing the television and digital media industries through keynotes from industry leaders, contentious panel discussions, expert forecasts, celebrity Master Classes, critical case studies, key strategy sessions and more.
The Rockie Awards
The Rockies Program Competition
The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an industry jury of more than 350 professionals working in entertainment and media around the world, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.
The Rockies Special Achievement Awards
Each year, prolific members of the media and entertainment industry are recognized for their accomplishments in the past year via the Special Achievement Awards, given out at the Rockie Awards Gala. These accolades are given out at the discretion of the BANFF Foundation Board.
Past Special Achievement Award Winners
Company of Distinction
|2017||ABC Television Group (Disney|ABC)|
Variety TV Impact Award
The Hollywood Reporter Impact Award
Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award
|1993||Winston Rekert & Danny Virtue|
|2006||Guy A. Lepage|
Award of Excellence in Digital Innovation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Award of Excellence
|1999||David E. Kelley|
|2002||Gary David Goldberg|
Canadian Award of Distinction
|2017||Just For Laughs|
Showrunner of the Year
|2016||Damon Lindelof||-||2017||John Ridley|
Program of the Year
|2016||Making a Murderer||2017||The Handmaid's Tale|
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