The web site has been updated, and Banff World Media Festival 2012 is ready for your registration – the Kick-Off ticket price is in effect until February 17th, which will save you $500.00 off the regular ticket price. The Banff World Media Festival also encompasses educational sessions, B2B meetings, pitches and much, much more. Additional information on the 2012 program will be made available in the coming weeks.
If you are an entertainment creator, submit your work in the The Banff World Media Awards, the largest international program competition in the content industry. The Rockies attract upwards of one-thousand entries from over 30 countries around the world to its annual program categories. This year’s Awards, which include 23 genre-based categories and 4 interactive categories – a total of 26 distinct categories, will be announced during the Banff World Media Festival in Banff, which runs from June 10th through 13th 2012.
“As the Banff World Media Festival has grown, placing emphasis on new market trends and technologies shaping the entertainment industry, so the Banff World Media Program Competition has grown,” Banff Executive Director, Ferne Cohen said. “This means an expansion of existing categories and the integration of the digital media awards gala into what the industry affectionately calls ‘The Rockies’ gala. This year’s attendees can expect a bigger, bolder awards show that celebrates television and digital media in one star-studded event.”
New in the Documentary category this year, Environmental and Wildlife programs have joined forces to explore environmental themes and issues, as well as natural and wildlife phenomena within one category that explores our natural world. New in the Children and Youth category, Animation Programs will take a special focus on kids programming, while adult-targeted, “prime-time” animations will be eligible for applicable categories in entertainment, drama and interactive programming.
“The Banff World Media Awards are now, more than ever, a reflection of the new trends in international programming,” Georges Leclere, Director of the Banff World Media Awards Program Competition said. “We are thrilled to reshape our categories this year, to better group the wonderful programs in all segments of the current traditional, cross-platform and digital entertainment genres.”