Alberta – The Banff World Television Festival (BANFF) announces the extension of the Program Competition submission final deadline for the Banff World Television Awards (“The Rockies”) to Friday, February 20, 2009. BANFF will take place at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Canada, June 7-10, 2009.
“Extending the final deadline for submissions is our way to ensure producers can participate in this opportunity to showcase their work on the international stage,” says Georges Leclere, Director of the Banff World Television Awards.
Recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious program competitions, “The Rockies” honor excellence in international television, covering 21 genres and 2 interactive categories. The 2008 competition attracted close to 1000 entries from 44 countries.
In addition to Special Jury Awards and the Grand Prize, the competition includes new categories Sports Documentaries and Sports Entertainment Programs, as well as a new Francophone Prize. Returning categories continue to reflect the changing landscape of television and include the Immersive Entertainment Program, Original Online Program, Best Environmental Program, Best Social & Humanitarian Program, the returning Telenovela category and many more.
The final deadline for submissions is now Friday, February 20, 2009. For a full list of categories, program guidelines and entry forms, visit the Banff website.
The Banff World Television Festival is a not-for-profit event produced by Achilles Media Ltd., an international events management company serving the television and digital media industries.