June 14 - July 16

Bringing the global media industry together to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize, all in real time.

Don’t miss the renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as keynotes, panels, master classes and an array of networking, parties and curated events!



From June 14-18, BANFF’s new purpose-built online experience brings the Canadian and global media industry together as part of our MARKETPLACE WEEK - to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize all in real time. The renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as our signature Summit Series keynotes and an array of networking, parties and curated events will punctuate this exciting week.


BANFF 2021 continues June 21-July 16, premiering a curated series of live and interactive panels, Master Classes, In Conversations, 30 Minutes With buyer mandates as well as an array programmed and serendipitous networking formats.


Speakers include

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Jordy Randall
Executive Producer
SEVEN24 Films
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Marly Reed
Vice President, Development
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Lucy Tulugarjuk
Managing Director
Uvagut TV
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Peter Hoar
Director (It's a Sin)
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Kwame Patterson
Actor "Adult David," David Makes Man
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David Pritikin
Head of Unscripted, Red Bull Originals
Red Bull Media House
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Cathryn Asip
Associate Director, Content
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Sohrab Merchant
Literary Agent
The Characters Talent Agency
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JJ Neepin
head shot of Carrie Gillogly
Carrie Gillogly
Director, Drama Series, U.S. & Canada
AMC Networks
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Joseph Kay
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Tyrone Edwards
Anchor, ETALK
Bell Media
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Yi Qiao
Director Drama
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Kathryn Tyus-Adair
SVP Original Programming
Starz Media LLC
head shot of Hussain Amarshi
Hussain Amarshi
President & Founder
Mongrel Media Inc
head shot of Matt Faulknor
Matt Faulknor
Senior Development Producer
Saloon Media
head shot of Tanya Talaga
Tanya Talaga
Journalist and Filmmaker
head shot of Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Executive Producer and Writer
head shot of Mal Stares
Mal Stares
Senior VP, Global Scripted
Endeavor Content
head shot of Jessica Schmiedchen
Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
head shot of Karla Bobadilla
Karla Bobadilla
Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP
head shot of Leslye Headland
Leslye Headland
Emmy-nominated Writer, Producer, Director
head shot of Elaine Chin
Elaine Chin
Senior Vice President, Scripted TV/Film
Stage 13
head shot of Brenda Maffuchi
Brenda Maffuchi
Chief of Co-Productions, Licensing and Sales Officer
DeAgostini Editore Spa
head shot of Sandra Kleinfeld
Sandra Kleinfeld
Senior Director Documentary
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Sean Cohan
Sean Cohan
Nielsen Company
head shot of Jasmine Cephas Jones
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Actor & Producer
head shot of Valerie Creighton
Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
head shot of Steven Canals
Steven Canals
Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Pose (FX)
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Jesse Wente
Outgoing Co-Executive Director Indigenous Screen Office
Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office
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Marcie Hume
VP, Programming
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Andrew Morris
President & Executive Producer
Accessible Media Inc.
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D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai
head shot of Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Kelley Carter
Kelley Carter
Senior Entertainment Reporter, ESPN's The Undefeated
head shot of Alix Wiseman
Alix Wiseman
SVP, Distribution & Acquisitions
9 Story Media Group
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David Hardy
VP, Sustainability & Stakeholder Affairs
William F. White International Inc.
head shot of Emily Andras
Emily Andras
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Wynonna Earp
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Luke Hyams
Head of Originals EMEA at YouTube
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Kaley Cuoco
Star and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant, Founder, Yes, Norman Productions
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Olivier Lebraud
Head of Development
SND Groupe M6
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Loretta Sarah Todd
Producer, Director, Writer & Showrunner
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Mimi Blanchard
Senior Director, Current Programming
BET Networks
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Kelly Boutsalis
International Programmer, Canada
head shot of Marion Winter
Marion Winter
Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
head shot of Sally Catto
Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Mandel Ilagan
Mandel Ilagan
Vice President, Current & Development, Game Shows
head shot of Will Stapley
Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions
TVF International
head shot of Bill Gardner
Bill Gardner
VP, Programming & Development
head shot of Christina Jennings
Christina Jennings
Chairman & President
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Tara Woodbury
Director, Content - Canada
Sphere Media
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Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution, Canada
Roku Inc.
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Tina Perry
President OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
head shot of Nina Hahn
Nina Hahn
Nickelodeon UK
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Karine Tremblay
Manager of OTT Programming
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
head shot of Nathalie Chamberland
Nathalie Chamberland
Director Youth Programming & Directrice Planification Gestion Et Acquisition De Contenus Jeunesse
CBC Radio-Canada
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Jacinto Roca
Co-Founder & Chairman
Rakuten TV
head shot of Marika Makaroff
Marika Makaroff
Founder and CCO
Gutsy Animations
head shot of Kari Skogland
Kari Skogland
Mad Rabbit
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Michela Di Mondo
EVP Distribution and Sales, Canada
head shot of Greg Greenwald
Greg Greenwald
Manager, CNN Original Series
head shot of Zach Feldberg
Zach Feldberg
Director of Current Production Comedy & Head of Scripted Gem Originals
head shot of Karine Moses
Karine Moses
Senior Vice President, Content Development and News and Vice Chair, Québec
BCE Bell Canada Enterprises Inc
head shot of Amanda Culkowski
Amanda Culkowski
Vice President, Music Program Development
MTV Networks International
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Rebecca Barnett
Commercial Manager–Unscripted
BBC Studios
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Rebecca Gibson
Eagle Vision
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Rishi Rajani
Hillman Grad Productions
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Dan Selig
Senior Vice President, Content Sales
head shot of Vinay Virmani
Vinay Virmani
Partner and Chief Content Officer
Uninterrupted Canada
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John Sloss
Cinetic Media
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Chris Bell
Scripted Content
Entertainment One Television International
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Lucie Quenneville
Director General , Programming Strategies and Acquisitions
Bell Media
head shot of Tanya Denning-Orman
Tanya Denning-Orman
Director, Indigenous Content
head shot of Anthony Q. Farrell
Anthony Q. Farrell
Creator, Showrunner
head shot of Liz Tang
Liz Tang
Executive Director, Acquisitions
Endeavor Content
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Michael Gordon
TV Global Scripted Agent
Creative Artists Agency
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Sterlin Harjo
Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Director/Writer, Reservation Dogs
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Mark Anthony Green
Special Projects Editor, GQ
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Susin Nielsen
Creator and Showrunner/Executive Producer
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Amy Friedman
Founder & President
Warner Bros
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Jessalyn Dennis
Vice President, Scripted
SEVEN24 Films
head shot of Tammy Garnes
Tammy Garnes
Vice President of Education & Understanding
head shot of Genelle Williams
Genelle Williams
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Tonya Williams
Tonya Williams
Founder & Executive Director
Access Reelworld
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Havva Eisenbaum
VP, Development, Unscripted
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
head shot of Deniese Davis
Deniese Davis
Founder and CEO
Reform Media Group
head shot of Chris Regina
Chris Regina
Chief Content Officer
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Kim Berglund
VP, Development
Walt Disney Television
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Maverick Carter
The SpringHill Company
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Andre Beraud
Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films/Premier Directeur, Emissions Dramatiques et Longs Metrages, Radio-Canada
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Marta Kauffman
Creator, Friends and Grace & Frankie; Owner/Executive Producer, Okay Goodnight
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Jeniffer Kim
Most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals HBO Max
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Kara Swisher
Sway and Pivot podcaster, NYT opinion writer and executive producer of the Code Conference
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Kimberly Diaz
VP, Creative Development
Sesame Workshop
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Molly McGlynn
Hail Mary Films
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Tyler Bern
Head of Content for Prime Video Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Amazon Studios
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Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
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Miles Perkins
Industry Manager
Epic Games
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Cathy Payne
Banijay Rights
head shot of Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor
Executive in Charge of Production and Development, Unscripted
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Carrie Mudd
Peacock Alley Entertainment
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Ahmad Meree
Cultural Consultant and Actor, Transplant
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Roy Ashton
Partner, Head of TV Literary
Gersh Agency
head shot of Angela Jain
Angela Jain
Director, Unscripted, UK
Lifted Entertainment
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Ryan Robinson
Director of Development CNN Originals
head shot of Harriet Allen
Harriet Allen
Commercial Executive, Non-Scripted
All3Media International
head shot of John Elmes
John Elmes
Deputy News Editor & International Editor
head shot of Angela Freedman
Angela Freedman
Director of Development
TRVL Channel
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Elyse Delmore
VP, Unscripted Development
MGM Studios, Inc
head shot of Floyd Kane
Floyd Kane
Freddie Films Inc.
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Seth Meyers
Host, Late Night with Seth Meyers
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Sierra Teller Ornelas
Co-Creator, Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer, Rutherford Falls
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Neta Mor Guri
Senior Manager, Co-Productions and Distribution
HOT Telecommunication Systems
head shot of Benjamin Thornton
Benjamin Thornton
Development Executive
Warner Bros.
head shot of Aron Phillips
Aron Phillips
SLAM and RTG Features
head shot of Erin Finlay
Erin Finlay
Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
head shot of Andy Harries
Andy Harries
Chief Executive
Left Bank Pictures
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David Anderson
Managing Director
ABC Australia
head shot of Katie Isaacson
Katie Isaacson
Director of Development, CNN
head shot of Dayna Lynne North
Dayna Lynne North
Founder and CEO
Loud Sis Productions
head shot of Mike Stiller
Mike Stiller
Head of East Coast Development
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Kirstine Stewart
Chief Revenue Officer
World Economic Forum
head shot of Joe Mazzeo
Joe Mazzeo
Coordinator, Documentaries and Specials
head shot of Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy
President and CEO
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Keith Wooten
Keith Wooten
Director, Creative Development
BET Networks
head shot of Tazbah Rose Chavez
Tazbah Rose Chavez
Producer/Director/Writer, Reservation Dogs
head shot of Russell T Davies
Russell T Davies
Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner (It's a Sin)
RED Production Company
head shot of Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Host, CBC's Commotion
head shot of Sarah Adams
Sarah Adams
Director of Current Production, Drama
head shot of Alan Esslemont
Alan Esslemont
Director General, TG4, Chair, The Celtic Media Festival
head shot of Luke Azevedo
Luke Azevedo
Vice President, Creative Industries, Operations & Film Commissioner
Calgary Economic Development Ltd.
head shot of Adam Garnet Jones
Adam Garnet Jones
Director of TV Content and Special Events
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Morgan Hoffman
ET Canada Digital Reporter
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Robert Prinz
Robert Prinz
Director of Original Series, Comedy
head shot of Aubrey Clarke
Aubrey Clarke
Commissioning Executive | BBC Children’s 7+
head shot of Kerstin Viehbach
Kerstin Viehbach
Commissioning Lead (Kids Fiction)
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Nicholas Savage
SVP of Digital Distribution and Strategy
head shot of Vera Santamaria
Vera Santamaria
Screenwriter and Executive Producer
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Kirsten Hurd
Commissioning Editor
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Leo Geng
Senior Vice President
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Nahnatchka Khan
Showrunner, Writer, and Director
Fierce Baby Productions
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Zach Smadu
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Tim Davie
head shot of Matt McGowan
Matt McGowan
Director and General Manager
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Kate Bulkley
Award-winning business journalist and media commentator
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Emily Mortimer
Actor, Writer, Director and Producer
head shot of Lisa Meeches
Lisa Meeches
Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital
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Harold Valentin
Mother Production
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Mara Gourd-Mercado
Directrice Generale
Académie canadienne du cinéma et de la télévision - section Québec
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McG .
Director, Wonderland Sound & Vision
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Kim Larsen
Head of Television and Production
KNR Radio/TV, Greenland Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Lynette Howell Taylor
Lynette Howell Taylor
51 Entertainment
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Jayme Alter
Dentons Canada LLP
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Raja Khanna
Dark Slope Studios
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J.J. Johnson
Partner, Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment
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Alan Moore
United Talent Agency
head shot of Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson
Director & Producer
Door Number 3 Productions Inc.
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Channing Dungey
Warner Bros Television Group
head shot of Keith Dawkins
Keith Dawkins
Founder & CEO
Rock Hill Media Ventures
head shot of Linda Simensky
Linda Simensky
Head of Animation & Scripted Content
head shot of Kiel Adrian Scott
Kiel Adrian Scott
head shot of Franklin Leonard
Franklin Leonard
Founder and CEO
Black List
head shot of Judy Lung
Judy Lung
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Touchwood PR
head shot of Michael Steinberg
Michael Steinberg
Senior Account Manager
National Bank of Canada
head shot of Kim Bondi
Kim Bondi
Senior Vice-President, Content and Development, Unscripted and Factual
Cineflix Productions
head shot of Kim Howitt
Kim Howitt
head shot of Maramena Roderick
Maramena Roderick
Director of Content
Maori TV
head shot of Bilal Baig
Bilal Baig
EP/Writer/Lead Performer/Co-Creator, Sort Of
head shot of Robin Mirsky
Robin Mirsky
Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications Inc
head shot of Rose Hughes
Rose Hughes
Vice President, Sales, UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Keshet International
head shot of Joana Klaus
Joana Klaus
Kids Content Coordinator
head shot of Sandra Stern
Sandra Stern
Vice Chairman
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Tamra Simmons
Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The TSB Agency & Live Always Productions
head shot of Natalie Osborne
Natalie Osborne
Chief Strategy Officer
9 Story Media Group
head shot of Prem Gill
Prem Gill
Creative BC
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Victor Garber
head shot of Holly Huckins
Holly Huckins
Executive Producer & Content Creator
Think Bubble
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Lynne Carter
Manager Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Jessie Springer
Jessie Springer
Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD
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Gave Lindo
Head of Content Programming, North America
head shot of Jennifer Harkness
Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Factual Entertainment and Production
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Stephen MacDonald
Stephen MacDonald
President, Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks
head shot of David Crean
David Crean
Executive Producer, Drama
RTE Television
head shot of Tom McGillis
Tom McGillis
President & Executive Producer
Fresh TV Inc.
head shot of Manori Ravindran
Manori Ravindran
London Correspondent
head shot of Frank Falcone
Frank Falcone
President & Executive Creative Director
Guru Studio
head shot of Mina Shum
Mina Shum
head shot of Aisling Chin-Yee
Aisling Chin-Yee
Writer, Director, Producer and Founder
Fluent Films
head shot of Hamza Haq
Hamza Haq
Actor, Transplant
head shot of Brandon Bloch
Brandon Bloch
Founding Partner + Executive Producer
head shot of Maria Kennedy
Maria Kennedy
Owner, Executive Producer
Little Engine Moving Pictures
head shot of Sarah Muller
Sarah Muller
Senior Head of Commissioning (7+)
BBC Children's
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Colin Bohm
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Elizabeth Foster
Elizabeth Foster
Brunico Communications Ltd.
head shot of Simcha Jacobovici
Simcha Jacobovici
Associated Producers Ltd
head shot of Peter Bevan
Peter Bevan
VP Film, Head of Particular Crowd
WarnerMedia Latin America
head shot of Karen Gray
Karen Gray
EVP, Human Resources
A+E Networks
head shot of Lauren Howes
Lauren Howes
Executive Director
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival
head shot of Rebecca Glashow
Rebecca Glashow
CEO, Global Distribution
BBC Studios - Americas
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Matt Shakman
Director/Executive Producer
head shot of Andrew Cividino
Andrew Cividino
head shot of Marion Edwards
Marion Edwards
Managing Director and Executive Producer
Gutsy Animations
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Daniel Fienberg
Chief Television Critic
The Hollywood Reporter
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Adina Pitt
head shot of Kyle Irving
Kyle Irving
Co-Owner and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
head shot of Antonio Valente
Antonio Valente
Content Strategy Manager
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Adam Lewinson
Chief Content Officer
head shot of Barry Walsh
Barry Walsh
Editor-in-Chief & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine
head shot of Felicia Litovitz
Felicia Litovitz
VP, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Productions Inc.
head shot of Ian Scott
Ian Scott
Chairperson & CEO
CRTC Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commissions
head shot of Sally Habbershaw
Sally Habbershaw
EVP, Americas
All3Media International
head shot of Gregory Pang
Gregory Pang
RedFrame Law
head shot of Julian BLACK ANTELOPE
head shot of Monika Ille
Monika Ille
Chief Executive Officer
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
head shot of Becca Kinskey
Becca Kinskey
Vice President, Long Form Programming
Funny Or Die
head shot of Cheryl Mulingbayan
Cheryl Mulingbayan
CEO and Founder
MGM Studios, Inc
head shot of Matt Hornburg
Matt Hornburg
head shot of Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Carlos Soldevila
Carlos Soldevila
Co-Founder, President & Executive Producer
Trio Orange
head shot of Patrick Vien
Patrick Vien
Group Managing Director, International
A+E Networks
head shot of Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider
TV Editor
head shot of Ivan Pehar
Ivan Pehar
Country Manager
Spotify Canada
head shot of Tim Peterson
Tim Peterson
Senior Media Editor
head shot of Igal Svet
Igal Svet
Executive Vice President
head shot of Christina Heller
Christina Heller
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Rachel Marcus
VP of Development
Guru Studio
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Sapna Vyas
Senior Director, Lifetime Movies
Lifetime Movies
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Shane Belcourt
Directors Guild of Canada
head shot of Athena Georgaklis
Athena Georgaklis
Vice President
Nelvana Ltd
head shot of Jennifer Sandoval
Jennifer Sandoval
Sustainability Consultant
Sustainable Film Productions
head shot of Kadon Douglas
Kadon Douglas
Executive Director
head shot of Jamie Schouela
Jamie Schouela
President, Global Channels and Media
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Poppy Hanks
Poppy Hanks
Executive Vice President, Film Production & Development
head shot of Brooke Townsend
Brooke Townsend
Sr. Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
head shot of Joanna Rosenthal
Joanna Rosenthal
Manager, Content Acquisitions and Coproductions
head shot of Melanie Hadley
Melanie Hadley
Executive Director, Equity and Inclusion-Canada
head shot of Orion Ross
Orion Ross
VP Animation
The Walt Disney Company (EMEA)
head shot of Christa Dickenson
Christa Dickenson
President & CEO
Telefilm Canada
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Tara Parker
Goodmans LLP
head shot of Loren Bouchard
Loren Bouchard
Creator and Showrunner, Bob's Burgers (Fox) and Central Park (Apple TV+)
head shot of Heather Williamson
Heather Williamson
Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
head shot of Thom Chapman
Thom Chapman
VP Sales & Distribution, Entertainment
Spin Master Ltd.
head shot of Sandra Picheca
Sandra Picheca
Director of Current Production, Comedy
head shot of Michael Kot
Michael Kot
Saloon Media
head shot of Edgar Groom
Edgar Groom
Senior Account Manager
National Bank of Canada
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Rafael Casal
Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Actor, Showrunner & Director
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Tom Cox
Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films
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Thai Randolph
Strategic Advisor
Laugh Out Loud
head shot of Dawn Wilkinson
Dawn Wilkinson
Writer & Director
head shot of Mauricio Mota
Mauricio Mota
Founder and Co-President
Wise Entertainment
head shot of Catherine Tait
Catherine Tait
President & CEO
head shot of Krista Look
Krista Look
VP, Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Allison Berkley
Allison Berkley
Executive Producer/President
Marwar Junction Productions
head shot of Sabina McNally
Sabina McNally
Former Senior Acquisitions Manager
head shot of Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Executive In Charge of Production
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Cathy Schulman
Cathy Schulman
President and CEO
Welle Entertainment
head shot of Nataline Rodrigues
Nataline Rodrigues
SVP of Development
Rogers Sports & Media
head shot of Marc Malkin
Marc Malkin
Senior Editor of Culture and Events
head shot of Cyrus Farrokh
Cyrus Farrokh
Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Strategy and Operations
Propagate Content
head shot of Ted Sarandos
Ted Sarandos
Co-Chief Executive Officer
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Reynolds Mastin
President & CEO
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
head shot of Debbie Brown
Debbie Brown
Production Executive, Lifestyle, Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Jack Rowan
Jack Rowan
Actor, "Moomintroll," Moominvalley
head shot of Lauren Whitelaw
Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
head shot of Christina Rogers
Christina Rogers
Director of Original Independent Film
head shot of Lauren Glaubach
Lauren Glaubach
Director, Head of Family Partnerships & Programming
head shot of Jennifer Vaux
Jennifer Vaux
VP, Content Acquisition & Programming
head shot of Jordan Pinto
Jordan Pinto
head shot of Jonathan Partridge
Jonathan Partridge
Senior Executive Producer
head shot of Sarah Bremner
Sarah Bremner
ARRAY Filmworks
head shot of Devery Jacobs
Devery Jacobs
head shot of Simu Liu
Simu Liu
head shot of Latoya Raveneau
Latoya Raveneau
Disney Television Animation
head shot of Jennifer Kawaja
Jennifer Kawaja
President of English Scripted
Sienna Films
head shot of Akili McDowell
Akili McDowell
Actor "David," David Makes Man
head shot of Tiffany Hsiung
Tiffany Hsiung
head shot of Dave Padbury
Dave Padbury
Development Executive
Guru Studio
head shot of Joseph Freed
Joseph Freed
Executive Producer/President
Marwar Junction Productions
head shot of Jewel Staite
Jewel Staite
head shot of Jarmo Lampela
Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
head shot of Chris Rose
Chris Rose
Broadcast and Production Executive
Nickelodeon International
head shot of Melissa Williamson
Melissa Williamson
SVP, Scripted Content
Saloon Media
head shot of Daveed Diggs
Daveed Diggs
Co-Creator, Executive Producer & Writer
head shot of Brenda Gilbert
Brenda Gilbert
BRON Media Corporation
head shot of Amber Richardson
Amber Richardson
Coordinator, Non-Scripted
head shot of Benjamin Earl Turner
Benjamin Earl Turner
Actor & Writer
head shot of Sandra Dewey
Sandra Dewey
Chief Operating Officer
head shot of Nick Solowski
Nick Solowski
Senior Director, International Sales and Acquisitions
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Scott Henderson
Scott Henderson
Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
head shot of Rob Swartz
Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
head shot of Doug Craig
Doug Craig
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Streaming Division
head shot of Frank Spotnitz
Frank Spotnitz
Executive Producer
Big Light Productions Ltd
head shot of Kitty Gambel
Kitty Gambel
SVP, Unscripted & Alternative Television
MGM Studios
head shot of Sylvia Bugg
Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
head shot of Melanie Orr
Melanie Orr
head shot of Rick Perotto
Rick Perotto
VP Business Development
William F. White International Inc.
head shot of Grace Wu
Grace Wu
Executive Vice President, Entertainment Casting
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
head shot of Jennifer Holness
Jennifer Holness
Hungry Eyes Media Inc.
head shot of Alec Strum
Alec Strum
VP, Scripted Original Programming
head shot of Jocelyn Deschenes
Jocelyn Deschenes
President, Chef Producteur Executif-Contenu Original Fiction-Internationale
Sphere Media International Inc.
head shot of Max Micallef
Max Micallef
VP, Head of West Coast Development
head shot of Brooke Kessler
Brooke Kessler
Director of Original Series, Comedy
head shot of Alena Smith
Alena Smith
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer
head shot of Fab Filippo
Fab Filippo
EP/Writer/Director/Co-Creator, Sort Of
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Kristen Marston
Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director
Color of Change
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Kurt Conner
Creative Executive
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Troels Branth Pedersen
Acquisitions Executive
TV2 Denmark
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Alison Brower
LA Bureau Chief
Insider Inc.
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Jay Grace
Director, Moominvalley
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Eb Reinbergs
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Chris Wagner
CEO, Founder, Executive Producer
White Label Productions
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Tommy Gillespie
Senior Director, Content Production
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Kevin Beggs
Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
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Cheryl Foggo
Playwright, Author, Filmmaker
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Clement Virgo
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Dee Harris-Lawrence
Showrunner and Executive Producer
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Alia Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.
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Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
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Paige Murray
Executive in Charge of Development, Drama
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Howard Swartz
EVP Development
Discovery Channel
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Austin Denesuk
Creative Artists Agency
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Julie Chang
EVP, Business Strategy & Co-Productions
Blue Ant Media
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Montrel McKay
President of Development & Production
Hoorae Film & TV
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Sook-Yin Lee
Multimedia Artist and Broadcaster
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Joy Rosen
CEO & Co-Founder
Portfolio Entertainment Inc.
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Derren Lawford
Woodcut Media
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Carlyn Klebuc
General Manager, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Sarah Burney
Director of Programming
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Jane Rimer
Senior Vice President, Canada
Banijay Rights
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Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
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Katie Wilson
VP, Channels & Global Acquisitions
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Kevin Feige
President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel
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Anna Winger
Creator, Writer, Showrunner, Executive Producer: Unorthodox (Netflix), Deutschland83/86/89 (Amazon)
Studio Airlift
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Emily O. Smith
VP, International Original Programming
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Dr. Tasmin Plater
Head of HR
Endeavor Content
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Brad Holcman
Senior Director, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming
A+E Networks
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Michael Ouweleen
President, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Discovery Family, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies
Adult Swim
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Meaghan Denomme
Literary Agent
Gary Goddard Agency
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Pierre Karl Peladeau
President & CEO
Quebecor Media Inc.
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Lorraine Ali
TV Critic
Los Angeles Times
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Nathaniel Curtis
Actor, It's a Sin
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Ana Serrano
OCAD University
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Naomi Harvey
Freelance Producer/Psychotherapist
Golden Possum Productions/Team Human
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Kenan Thompson
Actor (Saturday Night Live, Kenan)
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Ellen Windemuth
WaterBear Network
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Alfredo Tan
SVP, Managing Director
Rogers Sports & Media
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Leela Aheer
Government of Alberta
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Ash Greenwood
Creative Executive EMEA at YouTube Originals
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Magda Grace
Head of Prime Video Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Amazon Canada
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Charles Ohayon
Ventes internationales
Productions Casablanca
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Trish Williams
Executive Director, Scripted Content
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Holly Nichols
Development Manager
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Valentina Daley
Director, International Content Strategy & Operations
Blue Ant Media
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Steve Blackman
Creator, Writer, Executive Producer and Showrunner
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Zara Frankel
Senior Director, Programming & Development
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Greg Berlanti
Founder, Berlanti Productions and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant
Berlanti Productions
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Christine Maestracci
Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
Quebecor Content
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Martin Soudan
Director of Development, Fiction
SND Groupe M6
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Patricia Hidalgo
Director of Children’s & Education
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Gosia Kamela
Production Executive Original Programing, Drama & Features
Bell Media
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Sarah Quan
Executive in Charge of Development, Comedy
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Andrew D’Cruz
Executive Producer, Unscripted
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Margaret Mary Murray
Head of Gaelic Digital Service
BBC Scotland
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Sherren Lee
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Ludo Dufour
Vice President, Licensing
Blue Ant Media
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Warren Sonoda
Shoot Good Films Inc.
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Jennifer Podemski
President & CEO
Redcloud Studios
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Johnny Chiou
Manager of Drama Current Series
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Danielle Woodrow
Director, Content - Canada
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Irene Pothecary-Huse
Acquisitions & Commissioning Executive
NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK Super
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Kerry Swanson
Executive Director
Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office
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Jason Ryle
Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office
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Kirsty Stark
Epic Films
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CEO of The SpringHill Company and media innovator Maverick Carter to Keynote at BANFF

Join us for a virtual keynote with The SpringHill Company’s CEO Maverick Carter as part of the BANFF Summit Series lineup. Read the full announcement here.

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault to give keynote at BANFF

BANFF is proud to announce a keynote conversation with Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault on Thursday, June 17. Read the full announcement here.


BANFF is proud to announce Netflix’s Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is set to speak in a virtual keynote on the Festival’s opening day Monday, June 14th. Read the full announcement here.


The trio will gather on Friday, June 18th during BANFF’s Marketplace Week for an in-depth discussion on the blockbuster comedic thriller The Flight Attendant and other future projects. Read the full announcement here.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland join BANFF lineup

BANFF is thrilled to announce an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ session featuring Kari Skogland, award-winning director and CEO of Mad Rabbit and Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel. Read the full announcement here.

CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott to give a keynote at BANFF 2021

BANFF is proud to reveal the first keynote speaker for 2021: CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott will speak on BANFF 2021’s opening day Monday, June 14. Read the full announcement here.


Meet the esteemed group of international industry leaders who are guiding our content team to create up-to-date programming for our robust BANFF Virtual 2021 festival. Learn more here.


The Banff World Media Festival respectfully acknowledges that the territory in which the festival takes place, and the heart of what we do, is located on the traditional lands of the Treaty 7 Territory, comprised of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Wesley, Chiniki, and Bearspaw; three Nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy: the Pikani, Kainai, and Siksika; and the Tsuu T’ina of the Dene people. Treaty 7 territory is also shared with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. This area was also used by the Ktunaxa and the Maskwacis people. BANFF’s office is on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples from across Turtle Island. BANFF strives for a respectful partnership with all these peoples – past, present and future – on the path to healing and reconciliation.

As a world-renowned event highlighting industry innovation, BANFF has truly embraced the many challenges of this uncertain time.

Randy Lennox, Chair of the Banff Television Festival Foundation Board of Directors

Telefilm Canada is proud to continue our support of the Banff World Media Festival, especially now as we all navigate these new, extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves experiencing.

Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

The Canada Media Fund has since its creation, 10 years ago, been a proud supporter of the Banff World Media Festival. With our partners, clients and colleagues, all of you in the industry, we’ve created new worlds, discovered new dimensions and challenged norms.

Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, CMF

BANFF provides an incredible opportunity to connect as a community, celebrate successes, and focus on the future. We’re proud to be part of the conversation.

Doug Murphy, President & CEO, Corus Entertainment

Congratulations to the Festival organizers, who have really stepped up to the plate in these extraordinary times to deliver once again an exceptional conference.

The Honourable Leela Aheer, Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women

During this time of challenge and change for the entire cultural and media sector, connecting through the Festival is more important than ever… we champion Canadian creators in sharing their voices and perspectives in innovative new ways.

Catherine Tait, President & CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

New voices from diverse communities are critical to the future of Canadian storytelling. Netflix is proud to support the development of these up and coming artists with BANFF and our incredible partners on the Diversity of Voices Initiative.

Lisa Hamilton Daly, Director of Original Series, Netflix

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