Banff World Media Festival
Director of Production & Program Competition
Mr. Georges Leclere
Mr. Robert Montgomery, CEO
Year of Foundation 1979
Event Date from 12 June 2016 till 15 June 2016
in Banff, Canada
Sections Comedy Series, Digital Fiction Series, Dramatic Series, Melodrama Series, Science Fiction, Action, and Fantasy, Television Movie, Arts and Performance (Doc), Digital Nonfiction Series (Doc), Environmental and Wildlife (Doc), History and Biography (Doc), Science and Technology (Doc), Social and Investigation (Doc), Children and Youth Fiction, Children and Youth Nonfiction, Interactive Content for Kids and Youth, Pre-School, Animation, Brand Content, Interactive Content, Lifestyle, Music, Performance and Variety, Reality
Terms of Entry Traditional broadcast on television or online, direct to DVD, and release via video-on-demand will be considered; first release date has to be between January 1st, 2015 and March 31st, 2016; choice of the best fitting category before entry; no resubmissions; no DVDs accepted
Genre Drama, Documentary Films, Children & Youth
Subtitles English subtitles recommended French subtitles recommended
Registration Deadline Early Bird: December 18, 2015; Final Deadline: March 18, 2016
Fees Early bird: $250 USD + applicable taxes; Final Deadline: $300 USD + applicable taxes
Attendance Figures 1,700 Not open to the general public.
Participants of the Film Industry over 150 Development Executives and a wide-ranging cross-section of television and digital media professionals from around the world
Prizes/Awards Banff Rockie Awards Grand Prize (CDN$ 50,000), NHK President’s Prize (HDTV), Banff Rockie Award (17 Categories)
Made for TV Movie
THE WITNESS HOUSE (DAS ZEUGENHAUS) by Matti Geschonneck (Moovie GmbH)
DINA FOXX – DEADLY CONTACT (DINA FOXX – TÖDLICHER KONTAKT) by Max Zeitler (UFA Fiction, UFA Lab)
Number of Films Shown approx. 1,200 programs from over 40 countries
Media Coverage national and international trade press and TV
Evaluation The Banff World Media Festival is an annual forum owned by a not-for-profit foundation and produced for the benefit of the community it serves. Each year Canadian specialists gather here, but also numerous independent American producers and representatives from Asia and Europe in order to exchange detailed information about programs, new concepts and ideas. The seminars and forums focus on the discussion of new concepts and formats, their financing and sales chances.
Services "Screenings on demand" are offered to the festival's participants.