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Banff Media Festival Competition Deadlines

Banff World Media Festival [1]via Banff Media Festival News: Not only is the BANFF World Media Festival [1] chock-full of networking and meeting opportunities [2] to access industry heavyweights, as well as insightful and informative workshops and sessions [3], but there are a number of exciting competitions to give you and your work the opportunity to shine, too.

Competition applicants receive:

Finalists Receive:

The Banff International Pilots Competition [4] aims to recognize the talent and creativity it takes to conceptualize and create a pilot. Deadline to enter: March 23

Deal Makers Live [5] is an innovative pitch competition reflecting the realities of creating, selling and producing shows in the 21st century, featuring audience voting, real-time reactions and world-class life lines on stage ready to help. Deadline to enter: April 6


The Digital Launch Pad [6], presented by MediaCom, is an opportunity for unprecedented exposure during the Banff World Media Festival. Deadline to enter: April 20

In addition, it’s not too late to apply for the Bell Media National Fellowships [7], which are intended to encourage professional development in the television industry by enabling emerging creative talent – including producers, writers and directors (i.e., program makers) – to attend the Banff World Media Festival. Fellowships are not intended for established professionals, nor are they intended for entry-level candidates. Applicants must have a minimum of one significant production credit in writing, producing, or directing. Deadline to apply: April 13

The Banff World Media Festival Edmonton Meetup [8] (location to be announced) will bring together leaders from across the television and digital media industries, including producers, broadcasters, online publishers, technologists, and advertisers, as well as representatives from government, media and funders.  RSVP [9] now, as space is limited for this exclusive networking event.