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Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media Festival
c/o Achilles Media Ltd.
102 Boulder Crescent,
Suite 202
T1W 1L2 Canmore, AB
phone +1-888 287 2279

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)

German Films



Made for TV Movie

THE WITNESS HOUSE (DAS ZEUGENHAUS) by Matti Geschonneck (Moovie GmbH)


Interactive Fiction


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.

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