Plans are underway to safely return to the majestic castle in the Rockies for our 2022 event. Join us for BANFF’s international conference, marketplace and Rockie Awards, alongside the world’s top creators, producers, showrunners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies.

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 2022 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.


2022 Speakers

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Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Catherine Tait
President & CEO
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Michel Bissonnette
CBC Radio-Canada
head shot of Reynolds Mastin
Reynolds Mastin
President & CEO
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
head shot of Peter Bevan
Peter Bevan
VP Film, Head of Particular Crowd
Warner Bros. Discovery Latin America
head shot of Kathleen Edwards
Kathleen Edwards
Director, Indie Producer with Moontime Productions
K.J. Edwards
head shot of Adam Garnet Jones
Adam Garnet Jones
Director of TV Content and Special Events
APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
head shot of Katrina Kowalski
Katrina Kowalski
Senior Vice President, International Content Programming & Acquisitions, Pluto TV
head shot of Jerry Wolf
Jerry Wolf
head shot of Loretta Sarah Todd
Loretta Sarah Todd
Producer, Director, Writer & Showrunner
Star Bird Media
head shot of Carla Robinson
Carla Robinson
Wassum Productions Inc.
head shot of Jordan Molaro
Jordan Molaro
Nu-Media Films
head shot of Brenda Gilbert
Brenda Gilbert
BRON Media Corporation
head shot of Dallas Soonias
Dallas Soonias
Bannock Hands
head shot of Jennifer Shin
Jennifer Shin
Director of Development, Comedy
head shot of Rachel Goldstein-Couto
Rachel Goldstein-Couto
Head of Development, Original Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Eva Grant
Eva Grant
Writer & Director
Tooth&Nail Pictures
head shot of Kelly Roulette
Kelly Roulette
head shot of Lisa Ducharme
Lisa Ducharme
Director of Online Content
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
head shot of Joy Haskell
Joy Haskell
Writer, Director
Joy Haskell
head shot of Mark Montefiore
Mark Montefiore
Founder & CEO
New Metric Media
head shot of Sean Smith
Sean Smith
Stingray Pictures
head shot of Lea Marin
Lea Marin
Director of Development, Drama
head shot of Nua Finau
Nua Finau
Co-Founder, Executive Producer and Showrunner
head shot of Tanis Parenteau
Tanis Parenteau
TDEP Productions
head shot of Bradley Paul
Bradley Paul
Brad's Atomic Digital Arts & Media
head shot of Justin Neal
Justin Neal
Justin Neal
head shot of Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Carolyn Newman
Carolyn Newman
Executive Vice President, Global Scripted
Blink49 Studios
head shot of Eric Janvier
Eric Janvier
Broken Tree Productions
head shot of Laura Luckenbaugh
Laura Luckenbaugh
Former Director, International Programming and Development, AMC Networks
AMC Networks
head shot of Joan Jenkinson
Joan Jenkinson
Executive Director
Black Screen Office
head shot of Lindsay Valve
Lindsay Valve
Lead Consultant
head shot of Jill Samson
Jill Samson
Deputy Director, Portfolio Management
Telefilm Canada
head shot of Erin Finlay
Erin Finlay
Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
head shot of Michael Steinberg
Michael Steinberg
Senior Account Manager
National Bank of Canada
head shot of Kelly Jenkins
Kelly Jenkins
Senior Director, Media Finance
Bank of Montreal
head shot of Gregory Pang
Gregory Pang
RedFrame Law
head shot of Jeremy Spry
Jeremy Spry
National Director, CMF Program Administrator
Telefilm Canada
head shot of Margaret Lewis
Margaret Lewis
Relationship Manager, Media & Entertainment-Commercial Financial Services
Royal Bank Financial Group
head shot of Karla Bobadilla
Karla Bobadilla
Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP
head shot of Rodney Barnes
Rodney Barnes
Executive Producer and Writer
head shot of Solomon Hughes
Solomon Hughes
Actor, ‘Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’
head shot of Quincy Isaiah
Quincy Isaiah
Actor, ‘Magic Johnson’
head shot of Sonia Mangat
Sonia Mangat
Reporter, eTalk
Bell Media
head shot of Chrystine Girard
Chrystine Girard
Head of International Distribution
Encore Television
head shot of Julia Ferreira-Langlois
Julia Ferreira-Langlois
Partner & Producer
Trio Orange
head shot of Suzane Landry
Suzane Landry
VP, Developpement de Contenu, Programmation et Information
Bell Media
head shot of Dany Meloul
Dany Meloul
Executive Vice President
CBC Radio-Canada
head shot of Melanie Ratte
Melanie Ratte
Vice-President, International Distribution and Business Development
head shot of Max Goldbart
Max Goldbart
International TV Editor
Deadline Hollywood
head shot of Mauricio Mota
Mauricio Mota
Founder and Co-President
Wise Entertainment
head shot of Jeff Hersh
Jeff Hersh
New Metric Media
head shot of Esther Springer
Esther Springer
Creative Director, Film & Television
Creators Inc
head shot of Sarah Nathanson
Sarah Nathanson
Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Thunderbird Entertainment Group
head shot of Dominic Patten
Dominic Patten
Senior Editor and Chief TV Critic
Deadline Hollywood
head shot of Ben Turner
Ben Turner
Director, Producer and Founding Partner of Fulwell 73 Productions
head shot of Jeremy Hansen
Jeremy Hansen
Canadian Space Agency
head shot of Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider
TV Editor
head shot of Pearlena Igbokwe
Pearlena Igbokwe
Chairman, Universal Studio Group
head shot of Julian Doucet
Julian Doucet
Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, The Lake
head shot of Jordan Gavaris
Jordan Gavaris
Actor, The Lake
head shot of Manori Ravindran
Manori Ravindran
London Correspondent
head shot of Brent Haynes
Brent Haynes
Head of Originals, Canada
Amazon Canada
head shot of Michael Souther
Michael Souther
Executive Producer, Owner
head shot of Melissa Williamson
Melissa Williamson
SVP, Scripted Content
Saloon Media
head shot of Arnie Zipursky
Arnie Zipursky
Executive Producer
NESHAMA Entertainment
head shot of Janelle Wookey
Janelle Wookey
Wookey Films
head shot of Nicole Tossou
Nicole Tossou
Head of TV
Project X Entertainment
head shot of Caroline Roberts-Cherry
Caroline Roberts-Cherry
Managing Director
Saffron Cherry Productions
head shot of Yi Qiao
Yi Qiao
Director Drama
ZDF Studios
head shot of Vanessa Case
Vanessa Case
SVP Global Head of Unscripted Production, Vice Studios & Pulse Films
VICE Media
head shot of James Farr
James Farr
EVP, Development
Cream Productions
head shot of Graham Ludlow
Graham Ludlow
Head of Development and Production
head shot of Shaleen Sangha
Shaleen Sangha
VP Content
Boat Rocker Media
head shot of Jessalyn Dennis
Jessalyn Dennis
Vice President, Scripted
SEVEN24 Films
head shot of Tom Hastings
Tom Hastings
Head of Original Programming in Canada, Paramount+
Muse Entertainment
head shot of Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
Eagle Vision
head shot of J.C. Mills
J.C. Mills
President and Head of Content
Cineflix Productions
head shot of Justina Wojtowicz
Justina Wojtowicz
EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales
Rive Gauche Television
head shot of Lisa Fahrenholt
Lisa Fahrenholt
SVP, Scripted Development
Endemol Shine North America
head shot of Darren Giblin
Darren Giblin
SVP, Current Programming & Co-Productions
head shot of Ed de Rivaz
Ed de Rivaz
Production Executive
Great Pacific Media
head shot of Falguni Lakhani Adams
Falguni Lakhani Adams
Network Executive Producer
head shot of Alison Korogyi
Alison Korogyi
Development Executive, Original Programming, Scripted & Unscripted
Bell Media
head shot of Athena Georgaklis
Athena Georgaklis
Vice President
head shot of Jarmo Lampela
Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
head shot of Laurie Ferneau
Laurie Ferneau
SVP, Original Series Programming & Development
Crown Media/Hallmark Channel
head shot of Mike McShane
Mike McShane
Director, Digital Development, Original Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Jackie Pardy
Jackie Pardy
Chief Content Officer
Super Channel
head shot of Aubrey Clarke
Aubrey Clarke
Commissioning Executive | BBC Children’s 7+
head shot of Yasmine Abbasakoor
Yasmine Abbasakoor
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted
head shot of Elaine Chin
Elaine Chin
Senior Vice President, Scripted TV/Film
Stage 13
head shot of Shaun Alperin
Shaun Alperin
Head of Content, Prime Video Canada
Amazon Prime Video
head shot of Mike Omelus
Mike Omelus
Executive Director Content & Strategy
head shot of Stefania Scarfo
Stefania Scarfo
Head of Content Strategy & Planning
head shot of Cathryn Asip
Cathryn Asip
Associate Director, Content
head shot of Casey Meurer
Casey Meurer
VP, Nonfiction Original Programming
head shot of Nav Saini
Nav Saini
Head of Content, Prime Video Canada
head shot of Toni  Judkins
Toni Judkins
SVP, Programming & Development
Crown Media/Hallmark Channel
head shot of Sam Linton
Sam Linton
VP, Production and Development, Global Media
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Manda Levin
Manda Levin
Senior Commissioning Editor, Drama
head shot of Anke Stoll
Anke Stoll
VP, Acquisitions and Co-productions
Keshet International
head shot of Kelley Gardner
Kelley Gardner
VP, Current Series Animation
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
head shot of Mike Miner
Mike Miner
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs
head shot of Emily O. Smith
Emily O. Smith
VP, International Original Programming
head shot of Nekesa Mumbi Moody
Nekesa Mumbi Moody
Editorial Director
The Hollywood Reporter
head shot of Bela Bajaria
Bela Bajaria
Chief Content Officer
head shot of Taietsarón:sere 'Tai' Leclaire
Taietsarón:sere 'Tai' Leclaire
Universal Studio
head shot of Sierra Teller Ornelas
Sierra Teller Ornelas
Co-Creator, Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer, Rutherford Falls
head shot of Erin Underhill
Erin Underhill
head shot of AJ Trauth
AJ Trauth
VP, Kids, Family & YA
head shot of Irene Pothecary-Huse
Irene Pothecary-Huse
Acquisitions & Commissioning Executive
NRK Super
head shot of Swin Chang
Swin Chang
Executive in Charge of Development & Production
head shot of Brad  Danks
Brad Danks
head shot of Samantha DiPippo
Samantha DiPippo
SVP Development
Crown Media/Hallmark Channel
head shot of Alec Strum
Alec Strum
VP, Scripted Original Programming
head shot of Ed Horasz
Ed Horasz
Director, Kids & Family Live Action and Licensing
head shot of Justin Stockman
Justin Stockman
VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Colette Watson
Colette Watson
Rogers Sports & Media
head shot of Troy Reeb
Troy Reeb
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Jamie Schouela
Jamie Schouela
President, Global Channels and Media
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Monika Ille
Monika Ille
Chief Executive Officer
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
head shot of Victoria Ahearn
Victoria Ahearn
head shot of Miura Kite
Miura Kite
President, Global Content
Participant Media
head shot of Mary Donahue
Mary Donahue
SVP, Development & Programming
head shot of Howard Swartz
Howard Swartz
EVP Development
Discovery Channel
head shot of Richard Middleton
Richard Middleton
TBI Magazine
head shot of Ari Mark
Ari Mark
Ample Entertainment
head shot of Amanda Krentzman
Amanda Krentzman
Head of International Originals
Snap Inc
head shot of Kairyn Potts
Kairyn Potts
Host of Snap Original Reclaim(ed)
head shot of Dinae Robinson
Dinae Robinson
Co-Showrunner, Writer, Director of Snap Original Reclaim(ed)
head shot of Shannon Baker
Shannon Baker
Producer, Actor & Creator
head shot of Nathalie Younglai
Nathalie Younglai
Founder, BIPOC TV & Film, Screenwriter
head shot of Diego Briceno
Diego Briceno
Senior Manager, Diverse Community Content
Canada Media Fund
head shot of David Linde
David Linde
head shot of Ben C. Silverman
Ben C. Silverman
Manager and Producer
Integral Artists
head shot of Kulbinder  Saran Caldwell
Kulbinder Saran Caldwell
CEO & Founder
head shot of Melissa Campbell
Melissa Campbell
Contentum Consulting & Management
head shot of Jennifer Hollyer
Jennifer Hollyer
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
head shot of Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
TV Global Scripted Agent
head shot of Brent Jordan Sherman
Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
The Characters Talent Agency
head shot of Glenn Cockburn
Glenn Cockburn
Meridian Artists
head shot of Larry Shuman
Larry Shuman
President/Literary Manager
The Shuman Company
head shot of Rob Kenneally
Rob Kenneally
head shot of Larry Grimaldi
Larry Grimaldi
SVP, Development & Production
MarVista Entertainment
head shot of Brad Holcman
Brad Holcman
Senior Director, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming
A+E Networks
head shot of Tug Phipps
Tug Phipps
Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content Creators
William F. White International Inc.
head shot of Tom Hern
Tom Hern
Executive Producer/Showrunner, The Panthers
4 Knights Film
head shot of Trevor Boris
Trevor Boris
Showrunner/Executive Producer, Canada's Drag Race
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Justin Spitzer
Justin Spitzer
Creator and Showrunner, American Auto, Superstore
Universal Studio
head shot of Miranda Kwok
Miranda Kwok
head shot of Ashley Lyle
Ashley Lyle
Co-creator, showrunner and executive producer, Yellowjackets
head shot of Jonathan Lisco
Jonathan Lisco
Showrunner and executive producer, Yellowjackets
head shot of Bart Nickerson
Bart Nickerson
Co-creator, showrunner and executive producer, Yellowjackets
head shot of Zarqa Nawaz
Zarqa Nawaz
Fundamentalist Films
head shot of Brook Peters
Brook Peters
SVP, Sales & Business Development
head shot of Mary-Anne Taylor
Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution, Canada
head shot of Nick Solowski
Nick Solowski
Senior Director, International Sales and Acquisitions
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Cathy Hare
Cathy Hare
Director of Acquisitions North America
head shot of Loren Baxter
Loren Baxter
Head of Acquisitions
Off the Fence
head shot of Richard Life
Richard Life
SVP Acquisitions and Co-productions
Cineflix Rights
head shot of Kim Hobbs
Kim Hobbs
Vice President, Canada
head shot of Cyrus Farrokh
Cyrus Farrokh
Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Strategy and Operations
Propagate Content
head shot of Courtney Fitzpatrick
Courtney Fitzpatrick
Vice President of Distribution & Content Strategy
head shot of Janice Strangward
Janice Strangward
SVP, Head of Sales
WAG Entertainment
head shot of Hud Woodle
Hud Woodle
VP, International Sales
GRB Studios
head shot of Adriana Chartrand
Adriana Chartrand
Lead, Indigenous Initiatives and Content Analyst
Telefilm Canada
head shot of Divya Shahani
Divya Shahani
Miller Thomson LLP
head shot of Brad Brough
Brad Brough
President, Executive Producer, Director and Showrunner
Boxing Cats Productions
head shot of Greg Jeffs
Greg Jeffs
Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content Creators
William F. White International Inc.
head shot of Tonya Williams
Tonya Williams
Founder & Executive Director
Reelworld Screen Institute
head shot of Jennifer Vaux
Jennifer Vaux
VP, Content Acquisition & Programming
head shot of Lauren MacKinlay
Lauren MacKinlay
Creative Producer
Neshama Entertainment
head shot of Sandra Picheca
Sandra Picheca
Director of Current Production, Comedy
head shot of Sarah Adams
Sarah Adams
Director of Current Production, Drama
head shot of Tory Jennings
Tory Jennings
Director of Content, Crave
Bell Media
head shot of Noah Segal
Noah Segal
Elevation Pictures Corp.
head shot of Carlyn Klebuc
Carlyn Klebuc
General Manager, Original Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Susan Makela
Susan Makela
Sr Director, Acquisitions, Rights & Inventory
Bell Media
head shot of Brandon Gonez
Brandon Gonez
CEO of GMI and Host of The Brandon Gonez Show
head shot of Julie Nolke
Julie Nolke
Actor, Writer, Filmmaker and YouTube Creator
head shot of Ika Wong
Ika Wong
Content creator & Influencer
head shot of Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson
Head of Canada
head shot of Rob Aslett
Rob Aslett
Company Director, Artist Manager and Executive Producer
Avalon Television
head shot of Rose Matafeo
Rose Matafeo
Writer and Star, Starstruck
head shot of John Elmes
John Elmes
Deputy News Editor & International Editor
head shot of Sam Sniderman
Sam Sniderman
Senior Consultant & Advisor
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Kelly Townsend
Kelly Townsend
head shot of Ana Gasteyer
Ana Gasteyer
Actor, Comedian and Singer
head shot of Lisa Hamilton Daly
Lisa Hamilton Daly
EVP, Programming
Crown Media/Hallmark Channel
head shot of Randy Pope
Randy Pope
SVP, Physical Production
Crown Media/Hallmark Channel
head shot of Darren Melameth
Darren Melameth
SVP, Programming & Content Strategy
Crown Media/Hallmark Channel
head shot of Peter Friedlander
Peter Friedlander
Head of Scripted Series, U.S. and Canada
head shot of Shelby Bier
Shelby Bier
Marketing Analyst, UTA Entertainment & Culture Marketing
United Talent Agency
head shot of Edwin Wong
Edwin Wong
Senior Vice President, Insights & Innovation
Vox Media
head shot of Jadiel Dowlin Lewis
Jadiel Dowlin Lewis
Actor | Filmmaker
Istmo Productions
head shot of Kelly Lynne Ashton
Kelly Lynne Ashton
Lead Researcher, Being Seen
Ashton Consulting
head shot of Maria Kennedy
Maria Kennedy
Owner, Executive Producer
Little Engine Moving Pictures
head shot of David Eilenberg
David Eilenberg
Vice President and Head of Content
head shot of Shabnam Rezaei
Shabnam Rezaei
Big Bad Boo Studios
head shot of Sheri Elwood
Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
head shot of Jennifer Askin
Jennifer Askin
SVP, North America
All3media International
head shot of Paul Heaney
Paul Heaney
BossaNova Media
head shot of Solange Attwood
Solange Attwood
CEO & Co-Founder
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Amanda Vaughan
Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Sarah Quan
Sarah Quan
Executive in Charge of Development, Comedy
head shot of Trish Williams
Trish Williams
Executive Director, Scripted Content
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Ryan Cooper
Ryan Cooper
Executive Producer
Rainy Storm Productions
head shot of Shant Joshi
Shant Joshi
President | Executive Producer
Fae Pictures
head shot of JP Larocque
JP Larocque
TV Writer, Producer and Journalist
head shot of Rennata Lopez
Rennata Lopez
Co Founder & Creator & Producer & Director
Lopii Productions Inc.
head shot of Josiane Blanc
Josiane Blanc
Sahkosh Productions
head shot of Ian Scott
Ian Scott
Chairperson & CEO
CRTC Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commissions
head shot of Jacqueline Sacerio
Jacqueline Sacerio
Executive Vice President & Co-Head, Development, Scripted Television, U.S.
Entertainment One Television
head shot of Tejas Shah
Tejas Shah
SVP, Commercial Strategy & Analytics
head shot of Beth Anderson
Beth Anderson
SVP/General Manager, FAST Channels
BBC Studios Americas Inc.
head shot of Carrie Mudd
Carrie Mudd
Peacock Alley Entertainment
head shot of Steve Lescroart
Steve Lescroart
President, Scripted and Chief Operating Officer, Television
Boat Rocker Media
head shot of Kelsey Espensen
Kelsey Espensen
Senior Director of Unscripted Entertainment
head shot of Tom Cox
Tom Cox
Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films
head shot of Derren Lawford
Derren Lawford
Dare Pictures
head shot of Tassie Cameron
Tassie Cameron
Showrunner & Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
head shot of Beth Iley
Beth Iley
Senior Development Executive
Amazon Studios
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Melanie Orr
Children Ruin Everything, The Hardy Boys
head shot of Anthony Q. Farrell
Anthony Q. Farrell
Creator, Showrunner
Canfro Productions, ULC
head shot of Nina Hahn
Nina Hahn
head shot of Tracey Deer
Tracey Deer
Writer, Director and Showrunner
head shot of Tilane Jones
Tilane Jones
head shot of Reemah Sakaan
Reemah Sakaan
head shot of Saskia Schuster
Saskia Schuster
Head of Scripted
head shot of Magda Grace
Magda Grace
Head of Prime Video Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Amazon Canada
head shot of Sarah Etherden
Sarah Etherden
Vice President, Global Communications
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Colin Bohm
Colin Bohm
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Krista Look
Krista Look
VP, Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Colin Davis
Colin Davis
Executive Vice President, Comedy Development
head shot of David Hardy
David Hardy
VP, Sustainability & Stakeholder Affairs
William F. White International
head shot of Marcia Douglas
Marcia Douglas
Executive Director
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
head shot of Erin O'Connor
Erin O'Connor
Business Development Manager, Programming
Calgary Film Centre Ltd
head shot of Lisa Clarkson
Lisa Clarkson
Executive Director, Business & Rights and Production Sustainability
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Kevin Beggs
Kevin Beggs
Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Frank Giustra
Frank Giustra
President and CEO
Fiore Group
head shot of Erin Junkin
Erin Junkin
Partner and Co-Head, Scripted Television
head shot of Bing Chen
Bing Chen
CEO & Co-Founder
Gold House
head shot of Patrick Vien
Patrick Vien
Group Managing Director, International
A+E Networks
head shot of Karla Pita Loor
Karla Pita Loor
Chief Strategy Officer, Hyphenate Media Group and Executive Consultant, Banijay Americas
Banijay Americas
head shot of Michael MacMillan
Michael MacMillan
CEO and Co-Founder
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Melanie Hadley
Melanie Hadley
Executive Director, Equity and Inclusion-Canada
head shot of Elizabeth Yost
Elizabeth Yost
SVP, Programming & Development
Crown Media Family Networks
head shot of Benjamin Thornton
Benjamin Thornton
Development Executive
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Tina Apostolopoulos-Moniz
Tina Apostolopoulos-Moniz
VP Unscripted
Bell Media
head shot of Ilana Miller
Ilana Miller
Literary Agent, Co-owner
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
head shot of Chelsea Dern
Chelsea Dern
TV Scripted Agent
head shot of Tom McGillis
Tom McGillis
President & Executive Producer
Fresh TV Inc.
head shot of Adam Steinman
Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Lauren Whitelaw
Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
head shot of Dr. Ashish Jha
Dr. Ashish Jha
head shot of Mimi Blanchard
Mimi Blanchard
Senior Director, Current Programming
BET Networks
head shot of Juan Ponce
Juan Ponce
SVP & General Manager for Telemundo Streaming Studios
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
head shot of Pablo Rodriguez
Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Canadian Heritage
head shot of Kyle Irving
Kyle Irving
Co-Owner and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
View all 2022 Speakers here

See 2021 speakers here

BANFF, the Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) and Canada Media Fund (CMF) are proud to launch the first in-person Indigenous Screen Summit on Sunday, June 12. Read more details here


Netflix's Global Head of TV joins the Summit Series lineup this June. Read more here.


The Participant CEO will be part of the keynote conversation program this June. Read more here.


The Universal Studio Group Chairman joins as the first Summit Series keynote conversation for 2022. Read the full announcement here.


Join Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group Chairman and Chair of the BANFF Board of Directors and Frank Giustra, President and CEO of the Fiore Group. Read more details here.

Introducing the BANFF 2022 Content Advisory Board

Meet the esteemed group of international industry leaders who are guiding our content team to create a robust programming slate for the upcoming festival. Learn more about them here.

Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs appointed Chair, BANFF Board of Directors

See the esteemed Banff Television Festival Foundation Board of Directors here.

Bold voices, big talent and the world’s most influential media leaders shone at BANFF 2021

BANFF brings the global screen industry together. See our full list of 2021 speakers here.


Recognizing excellence in international television, film and digital content. Participation from more than 55 countries, adjudicated by more than 150 global industry professionals.
2022 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 13, 2022.

Companies that attend BANFF:

So fun and a really great way to connect with producers and creatives.

Emily O. Smith, Senior Director, International Originals, HBO Max

Great way to make initial contact with potential business partners.

Shirley Bowers, VP, Sales and Acquisitions, North America, Red Arrow Studios International

The opportunity to talk to the Canadian broadcasters was invaluable and will lead to transatlantic partnerships.

Niall Murphy, Treasure Entertainment, Ireland

Every year for the past 22 years, I’ve sold a project at BANFF. I wouldn’t miss it.

Jesse Fawcett, CEO and Executive Producer, Fireworks Media Group

I found producers that understand our mandate and came with very strong content.

Lauren Whitelaw, OUTtv

BANFF is becoming like Telluride or Sundance...People here have success making connections and they see the results.

Jann Arden, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer

The Banff World Media Festival respectfully acknowledges the Treaty territory in which the festival takes place and the heart of what we do, is located on the traditional lands of Treaty No.7, which is comprised of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Wesley, Chinki and Bearspaw, and the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Piikani, Kainai and Siksika Nation and, the Dene People of the Tsuut’ina Nation. Treaty No.7 is also shared with Metis people of Region III. This area was also occupied by the Ktunaxa Nation 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 Indigenous Peoples – past, present and future – on the path to healing and reconciliation.

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