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2nd June 2009

Banff World Television Festival Announces Winners and a Free Seminar

Banff World Television FestivalBanffTelefilm Canada presents Shelly Palmer’s one day GetDigital seminar at BANFF, Tuesday June 9th 2009. Whether you are interested in workforce development, continuing professional education, honing your digital skills or playing catch-up, this course is designed to help you become more competitive and make you more productive in the digital economy of the 21st century. Join a crash course in digital literacy that will change your life. With only 50 places available, this course is FREE for BANFF attendees. Space will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The Festival has also announced the winners of the TV 360 competition. The TV 360 Program is designed to train Canadian writers, directors, developers, interactive designers, show developers and TV, film and new media producers, to develop multiplatform projects and pitch them successfully both to Canadian and international buyers. Prior new media experience was not necessary to enter, however applicants were required to be professionals from the new media, film and television industries.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

  • Brae Norwiss
  • Jason Schneider
  • Sean Carley
  • Gigi Boyd
  • Ruby Zagorskis
  • Rose Bianchi
  • Joanne Jackson
  • A. Keeley Bunting
  • Cynthia Knight
  • Roslyn Muir
  • Paul Christie
  • Jana Lynne White
  • Lisanne Pajot
  • Lindsay Hamel
  • PJ Rusnak
  • Jarrett Rusnak
  • Theresa Laurico
  • Colleen Smith
  • Julia Szucs
  • Steve Smith
  • Felice Gorica
  • Kyoko Yokoma
  • Julio Munhoz

Banff World Television Festival (BANFF) has also announced that the 2009 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award will be presented to DVS Digital Video Systems AG in recognition of the company’s technical innovation.

“There isn’t a post facility in the world that doesn’t count on DVS Systems, to provide solutions that work, while also setting the benchmark. With over 20 years of technical excellence to the film and television post community, DVS Systems is most deserving of this award,” says Nick Iannelli, Vice President, Customer Service and Inside Sales, Deluxe Postproduction.

Founded in 1985, DVS provided image processing and video coding applications later succeeding in developing groundbreaking products for video graphics, animation, broadcast and post production facilities. DVS is a pioneering manufacturer of cutting-edge, high-quality technology for professional film postproduction, including its award-winning products CLIPSTER® and the data manager Spycer®. Highest quality and usability are distinguished features of DVS’s turnkey systems and video boards. DVS’ dedication to the field of postproduction prepared the company for the migration to HDTV in the broadcast sector. The DVS headquarters are based in Hanover, Germany and in Los Angeles, California.

“DVS is honoured to receive the Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. With the tremendous impact Deluxe has had on our industry we are pleased to have DVS’s technology in creative use at the various Deluxe facilities throughout the world, says Tony Fox, Sales and Market Development Manager, DVS. “Having the opportunity to be recognized at the prestigious Banff World Television Festival makes it even more special.”

The 2009 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award will be presented during the Alberta Film Awards Lunch on Monday June 8, 2009; Tony Fox, Sales and Market Development Manager, DVS, will accept the Award on the company’s behalf.

Past winners of the Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award recipients include ARRI (2008), da Vinci Systems (2007) Quantel (2006), Panasonic, Japan (2005), Steadicam, USA (2004), Sony CineAlta, Japan (2003), Bang & Olufsen, Denmark (2002), Royal Philips Electronics, The Netherlands (2001), Discreet, Canada (2000), and Avid Technology Worldwide Inc., USA (1999).

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