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  • Get Face-to-Face time at BANFF

    Book your 2018 pass today to meet with international commissioners and buyers as part of of our Face-to-Face program. Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for ​creators and ​producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading development executive​s, distributors and decision makers​​​ who can help take your idea to the next level and ​move your TV or digital content ​into development and onto greenlight.

    Register now!

  • BANFF 2018 Company of Distinction: NBCUniversal

    The Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce that NBCUniversal will be honoured as the Company of Distinction at this year's annual festival, from June 10-13, 2018.

    NBCUniversal

    As BANFF's Company of Distinction, NBCUniversal – one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience – will be a focal point during the festival's four-day program and receive the Company of Distinction award at BANFF's Rockie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 12. Past recipients of this award include CBS Corporation, Lionsgate Entertainment, A+E Networks, HBO and the Disney | ABC Television Group.

    Take advantage of our Kick Off rate to save $400. Secure your opportunity to meet execs from across the NBCUniversal group of networks and production companies at the 2018 Banff World Media Festival! Register now.

  • Rockies world-class Grand Jury now complete

    Don't miss this chance to get your work in front of the best in the business.

    The Banff World Media Festival and Rockie Awards are proud to reveal the final two members of our 2018 Grand Jury: Anne Mensah, head of drama, Sky and Lisa Opie, director of factual, BBC Studios. The Rockies Grand Jury oversees selection of the Rockies Best Overall Program, which is selected from the winners of all individual categories.

    Anne and Lisa join Deirdre Brennan, general manager of NBCU's Universal Kids, Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E and Richard Kanee, head of digital for Canada's public broadcaster CBC. Each executive brings a wealth of experience and insight to the Rockies adjudication and we are honoured to welcome them on board.

    Don't Miss Your Chance To Win The Rogers $25K Prize!
    Back as part of the 2018 Rockie Awards, The Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content awards $25,000 in cash to the top Canadian submission to the Rockie Awards program competition. For more details click here.

  • Banff World Media Festival Announces New Executive Director

    Toronto, ON (December 4, 2017) – Brunico Communications (Brunico) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenn Kuzmyk to Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for leading all commercial activities and partnerships related to BANFF as well as guiding its path forward as one of the world's premier screen-based entertainment industry events. Additionally, Ms. Kuzmyk will manage all sales efforts related to Playback magazine and events.

    Most recently, Jenn Kuzmyk was Director of International Distribution at Proper Rights where she led program sales in English Canada and the EMEA region. Prior to that she was VP Development at Cream Productions where she oversaw the creative and financing of over 10 series including the Emmy-nominated Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan. Ms. Kuzmyk also spent a decade as Canadian Bureau Chief and an Editor at C21 Media.

    "The combination of Jenn's deep experience in the development, production and distribution of content for the international market and her seasoned journalism background provides her with the context and perspective to add tremendous value to BANFF," said Russell Goldstein, President & CEO, Brunico. "Together with the Banff Television Foundation Board we welcome Jenn and look forward to working with her in shaping the future of this iconic Festival."

    "I am delighted and honoured to join Brunico and work together with the BANFF board as well as Canadian and international industry stakeholders as the Festival approaches its 4th decade," said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival. "Globalization and intense competition across media sectors means that executives and creatives need places to learn, collaborate, understand industry shifts and build new partnerships more than ever, and BANFF delivers on all of these fronts."

    For 39 years, BANFF has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a unique conference experience. The Festival is an intimate space where unparalleled access to decision-makers and cutting-edge insight combine to help companies forge new business relationships, and provide progressive paths for the content industry to confidently move forward in a period of disruption and uncertainty. The upcoming edition of the Festival runs from June 10-13, 2018 in Banff, Alberta.

  • Top execs from Universal Kids, A&E and CBC join Rockies

    The Rockie Grand Jury prize is one of the industry's most coveted honours. And we don't leave decision making like that to just anyone. The Banff World Media Festival and Rockie awards are proud to reveal the first three members of our Grand Jury, which will oversee selection of the Rockies' overall best program for 2018.

    Joining the 2018 Rockie Grand Jury are Deirdre Brennan, general manager of NBCU's Universal Kids, Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E and Richard Kanee, head of digital for Canada's public broadcaster CBC. Each executive brings a wealth of experience and insight to the Rockies adjudication and we are pleased to welcome them on board.

    Don't miss this chance to get your work in front of the best in the business - at the best price.

    SUBMIT BY DEC. 1 & SAVE $100 PER ENTRY!
    For entry details and to submit please visit: rockieawards.brunico.com

  • The 2018 Rockie Awards submissions are now open!

    The Rockie Awards Program Competition is BANFF's prestigious awards program celebrating the best in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award across 25 categories, presented at a gala ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including industry juries of more than 100 professionals working in entertainment across the globe, the Rockie Awards is one of the world's largest program competitions of its kind.

    SUBMIT BY DEC. 1 & SAVE $100 PER ENTRY!
    For entry details and to submit please visit: rockieawards.brunico.com

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