2019 AGENDA

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM

Registration (Curio Foyer 8:00 AM-8:00 PM)

11:00 AM

New to Banff Tour

Cascade

Informal guided tours designed to help you make the most of BANFF. Our team members will be on hand to guide you through the festival features that'll help you meet your business goals. Drop in only. No advance sign-up required.

12:00 PM

Diversity of Voices Lunch (by invitation only)

Cascade

This curated morning of content is designed to provide insight, information and inspiration to the Diversity of Voices participants. With presentations from some of Canadian TV’s brightest minds, the morning will walk delegates through building international partnerships and financing plans, the art of IP brand-building, and how one Canadian drama snowballed its way from APTN to trailblazing global sales, Netflix and appearances in New York Times’ “Watching” column. Join Solange Attwood, EVP Blue Ant International, Blue Ant Media; Mark Montefiore, President & Executive Producer, New Metric Media (Letterkenny, Bad Blood) and Ron Scott, showrunner, director and founder of Prairie Dog Film + Television (Blackstone) for a bespoke presentation designed to kickstart the Diversity of Voices BANFF experience.

These closed-door sessions are only open to applicants who were chosen prior to the 2019 Banff World Media Festival

1:15 PM

Banff 101: Pitch session

Cascade

1:30 PM

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

3:00 PM

Banff Debate

Cascade


Featuring:


Richard Kanee
Executive Director, Digital Strategy
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

3:30 PM

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

5:00 PM

Summit Series: Jeffrey Katzenberg

Cascade

6:00 PM

CBC Opening Reception

Alberta, New Brunswick

CBC welcomes you to their opening reception! Meet new business partners and reunite with old friends and contacts from around the world over hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy hand-selected wines and locally brewed beers at the annual Festival kick-off.

Monday, June 10

7:30 AM

Registration (Curio Foyer 7:30 AM-6:00 PM)

8:00 AM

Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Breakfast with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on BANFFXchange.

CBC Breakfast

Alberta, New Brunswick

9:00 AM

Summit Series: TBC

Cascade

10:00 AM

Making or Breaking the Modern Coproduction

Alberta

MASTER CLASS: Burden of the Truth

Cascade


Featuring:


Sally Catto
General Manager, Programming
CBC Television

Sponsored Session OPP : TBC

New Brunswick

Sponsored Session OPP: TBC

New Brunswick

10:30 AM

Summit Series/In Convo With

Cascade

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

11:00 AM

Networking Break

Ivor Petrak, Alberta, New Brunswick, Alhambra, Cascade, Castello, Van Horne Ballroom, Riverview Lounge

11:15 AM

Superstar Producer Panel

Cascade

11:30 AM

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Face-to-Face Meetings #1 (sign up required)

Alhambra

The Face-to-Face Meeting Program is a fantastic opportunity for content producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, avail yourself of the opportunity to meet with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!

12:30 PM

Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Lunch with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on BANFFXchange.

Music Publishers Lunch and Learn

Alberta, New Brunswick

1:30 PM

MASTER CLASS: TBC

Cascade

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

2:00 PM

Pubcaster Panel

Alberta


Featuring:


Paula Kerger
President & CEO
PBS

Face-to-Face Meetings #2 (sign up required)

Alhambra

The Face-to-Face Meeting Program is a fantastic opportunity for content producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, avail yourself of the opportunity to meet with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!

LGBTQ Pitch Session

New Brunswick

2:15 PM

Exclusive Access

Cascade

2:30 PM

TBC

Cascade

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

3:00 PM

Networking Break

Ivor Petrak, Alberta, New Brunswick, Alhambra, Cascade, Castello, Van Horne Ballroom, Riverview Lounge

3:15 PM

Summit Series : Sarah Barnett (TBC)

Cascade

4:30 PM

Rockie Awards Program Competition Ceremony (all delegates welcome)

Van Horne Ballroom

Announcing the winners! In this first of two ROCKIE AWARDS shows, BANFF’s flagship Program Competition celebrates excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds compete for coveted ROCKIE AWARDS, with the winners unveiled at this ceremony each year. With participation from more than 45 countries annually and juried by an esteemed panel of over 115 international industry professionals, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind. Congratulate the winners with a celebratory cocktail immediately following the show!

All BANFF delegates are invited to the 2019 Rockie Awards Gala. Seating is first-come, first-served. Attire: Business casual.

*The 2019 Rockie Awards Program Competition takes place in the Van Horne Ballroom, located on the conference side of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel*

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 AM

Registration (Curio Foyer 7:30 AM-6:00 PM)

8:00 AM

Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Breakfast with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on BANFFXchange.

9:00 AM

Summit Series: Paul Feig (TBC)

Cascade

Summit Series: Paula Kerger

Cascade


Featuring:


Paula Kerger
President & CEO
PBS

10:00 AM

Brick by Brick: How Scott Brothers Global was Built (Cineflix)

Cascade

The new must-have TV: Kids live action

Alberta

10:30 AM

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

11:00 AM

Networking Break

Ivor Petrak, Alberta, New Brunswick, Alhambra, Cascade, Castello, Van Horne Ballroom, Riverview Lounge

11:15 AM

MASTER CLASS: Dear White People

Alberta

MASTER CLASS: One Planet: Seven Worlds

Alberta


Featuring:


Scott Alexander
Series Producer
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit

Kiri Cashell
Producer/Director
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit

11:30 AM

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Face-to-Face Meetings #3 (sign up required)

Alhambra

The Face-to-Face Meeting Program is a fantastic opportunity for content producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, avail yourself of the opportunity to meet with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!

12:15 PM

In Conversation with..Kay Madati, Twitter

Alberta

CMF Key Trends

New Brunswick

12:30 PM

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

1:00 PM

Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Lunch with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on BANFFXchange.

2:00 PM

Showrunner Superpanel

Alberta

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Face-to-Face Meetings #4 (sign up required)

Alhambra

The Face-to-Face Meeting Program is a fantastic opportunity for content producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, avail yourself of the opportunity to meet with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!

TBC

New Brunswick

3:00 PM

Networking Break

Ivor Petrak, Alberta, New Brunswick, Alhambra, Cascade, Castello, Van Horne Ballroom, Riverview Lounge

3:30 PM

Surviving R. Kelly

Cascade

State of Drama

Alberta

Engaging YA Audiences

Alberta

30 Minutes with...

Ivor Petrak

30 Minutes with…sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

4:00 PM

Canadian Media Leaders

Alberta

6:00 PM

Rockie Awards Pre-Gala Reception (all delegates welcome)

Van Horne Ballroom

Red Carpet arrivals and Insta-ops! Enjoy this celebratory mix and mingler with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in anticipation of BANFF’s signature Rockie Awards Gala.

All BANFF delegates are invited to the 2018 Rockie Awards Gala. Cocktail Attire.

*The 2019 Rockie Awards Pre-Gala Reception will take place in the Van Horne Ballroom Foyer, located on the conference side of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel*

7:00 PM

Rockie Awards Gala Ceremony (all delegates welcome)

Van Horne Ballroom

Celebrate in style at BANFF’s signature Rockie Awards Gala in the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Outstanding industry talent and executives are recognized in this hors-concours awards show.

All BANFF delegates are invited to the 2018 Rockie Awards Gala. Seating is first-come, first-served. Cocktail Attire.

*The 2019 Rockie Awards Gala will take place in the Van Horne Ballroom, located on the conference side of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel*

Wednesday, June 12

8:00 AM

Registration (Curio Foyer 8:00 AM-2:00 PM)

9:30 AM

Coffee with The Wit

Cascade

11:30 AM

Networking Break

Ivor Petrak, Alberta, New Brunswick, Alhambra, Cascade, Castello, Van Horne Ballroom, Riverview Lounge

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