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We are getting ready to welcome you back to the mountains. This year we have prepared an exciting set of networking opportunities grow your professional network, forge partnerships and - equally exciting - meet new people in the industry.

CBC: It’s a Canada thing - Opening night reception

Sunday, June 11, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riverview Lounge

In partnership with:

CBC welcomes you to their opening reception. Meet new business partners and join old friends and contacts from around the world over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at the annual Festival kick-off. Get ready for activations that let us know “It’s a Canada Thing”!

*Bar & cocktails provided by

CBC Breakfast: Telling Canada’s Stories

Monday, June 12, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Mount Stephen Hall

In partnership with:

Join us for a breakfast and panel.
It's not just a seat at the table. It's giving everyone a voice.

* Guests will be seated on a first come, first seated basis.

Alberta Film and Television Meet and Greet

Monday, June 12, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Alberta Film and Television Meet and Greet (Alberta Film Commission Virtual Production Volume, Conference Centre - Provided and powered by Northern Gateway Films)

In partnership with:

Join the Alberta Film and Television industry to make connections! Alberta creators, regional film commissions and key industry partners will gather to celebrate and showcase the growth and development of the industry in Alberta.

Rockie Awards International Program Competition

Cocktails + show
Monday, June 13, 4:30-6:30 PM
Van Horne Ballroom

Meet and celebrate this year’s nominees representing the best in global content. Winners from around the world will then be revealed during the in-person show, which will also be streamed live on YouTube.

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition features 141 nominees from 29 countries across 27 categories, and chosen by a global industry jury from entries by more than 45 countries.

All delegates are welcome.
Attire: Business casual

*Seating is limited. Guests will be seated on a first come, first seated basis.

Paramount+ Lodge Party

Monday, June 12, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Event shuttle buses will be provided.

In partnership with:
Media Partner:

The legendary BANFF BBQ is being transformed into Paramount+ Lodge for an epic late-night party!

Buses will depart starting at 8:30 pm from the Fairmont Banff Springs. There will be a second pick up location downtown at the commercial parking lot behind the Mount Royal Hotel (corner of Beaver Street and Caribou Street). Buses will run continuously on a loop every 10 minutes from 8:30 pm until 1:00 am.

Dress to impress/decompress: wear your best plaid ensemble. The venue is indoors/outdoors, and mountain weather is unpredictable – we strongly suggest wearing layers.

Rockie Awards Gala

Cocktail reception

Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Van Horne Foyer

Red Carpet, cocktails and canapés! Enjoy this celebratory mix-and-mingle in anticipation of BANFF’s signature Rockies Gala.

Rockies Gala

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Horne Ballroom

Celebrate in style at BANFF’s signature Rockies Gala. This 44-year legacy recognizes the achievements of the industry’s top visionaries and stars.

All delegates are welcome.
Attire: Cocktail

*Seating is limited. Guests will be seated on a first come, first seated basis.

Post-Gala Video Dance Party

Tuesday, June 13, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Cascade Ballroom

In partnership with:
Media Partner:

Keep the celebrations going after the Rockies Gala with food, drinks and amazing dance music. Dress your finest and bring your best moves!

All delegates are welcome.

Crave Delegate Lounge
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Craving some afternoon snacks - drop by for salty & sweet snacks to get a midday boost.

Upper Rundle Lounge by CMPA

Beautifully renovated and in the middle of the action with its own dedicated bar - the Upper Rundle Lounge hosts reserved table space during daytime hours.

Reserved meeting tables:
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*NEW* this year: Meeting & Exhibitor Spaces

Outdoor Chill Zone
Open all hours

Adirondack chairs, fire pits and a view that can’t be beat.

Life changing. What I learned and who I met in such a short period of time was Amazing.
- Joy Haskell, Writer/Director/Producer
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All BANFF landscape and event photos courtesy of Kristian Bogner Photography.


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