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9th May 2013

Nominees Announced for the Rockies Program Competition at the 2013 Banff World Media Festival

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has announced the full list of nominees for its annual Rockies Program Competition. The prestigious internationally-recognized Awards program celebrates nominees in 26 categories, spanning multiple genres including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kids & Animation and Interactive.  The Rockies Program Competition celebrates the “best of the best” in international television and digital media content. The Rockies is the largest international program competition in the media industry and attracts over a thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually.

This year’s nominees in leading categories include: 

Kids & Animation:

Animation Programs

  • Larva – Hello, Larva
  • L’automne de Pougne (Poppety in the Fall)
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Snowman and the Snowdog

Children Programs (2+) – Fiction

  • SpongeBob SquarePants – It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!
  • The Penguins of Madagascar – Operation: Big Blue Marble
  • The Snowman and the Snowdog
  • Wolfblood – Lone Wolf

Children Programs (2+) – Non-Fiction

  • Dwylo’r Enfys (Rainbow Hands)
  • Erde An Zukunft (Earth to Future) – Meals Without Meat: Schnitzel Without Schnitzel
  • Nick News with Linda Ellerbee – Kids For Sale: Slavery in Ghana
  • The Kamaishi Miracle

Youth – Non-Fiction Programs

  • Bente’s Voice
  • My Father
  • Stefpacking
  • Soul Birds

Youth – Fiction Programs

  • Baron Muenchhausen
  • Degrassi – Rusty Cage Part One
  • Heartland – Great Expectations
  • Mimoun

Factual Entertainment Presented By ImpactSponsored by Rogers Media

Documentary-style Reality Programs

  • 24 Hours in A&E
  • Documentary Love: A Mother’s Love Never Ends
  • Junior Doctors: Your Life In Their Hands
  • The Great British Bake Off

Environmental and Wildlife Programs

  • Africa
  • Punaisen Metsän Hotelli (Red Forest Hotel)
  • The Nature of Things – Andean Adventure
  • Shattered Ground

History & Biography Programs

  • Munich 72 – The End of an Olympic Summer Dream
  • Mussolini – The Living Deadman
  • The Men Who Built America
  • The War of 1812 – Been There, Won That

Investigative & Current Affairs Programs

  • A World Beyond Humans
  • Afghanistan – The Price of Revenge
  • Backlight – Soldiers on the Roof
  • Tears of Lost Souls – North Korean Refugees

Popular Science & Technology Programs

  • Homo Artificus
  • Seven Ages of Starlight
  • The Cosmic Shore
  • Wonders of Life – Expanding Universe

Social & Humanitarian Documentaries

  • The Age of Anxiety
  • Warrior for Love
  • Why Poverty? Welcome to the World
  • Women, Keeping the World Turning


Interactive Presented By nextMEDIASponsored by Independent Production Fund

Branded Entertainment

  • (Ek Nayi Maa Ka Safar) The Tara Sharma Show – Thailand: Travel with Kids
  • Recipe to Riches – Season 2

Cross-Platform Project – Fiction Programs

  • Emilie
  • Fresh Meat House
  • Picnic with Cake
  • Portlandia: All New Season

Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction Programs

  • Here at Home
  • Targeting the Electorate: How Are You Being Targeted?
  • The Defector: Escape from North Korea Interactive Experience
  • WebGeol

Webseries – Fiction Programs

  • Chosen – The Box
  • Dawson Bros. Funtime
  • Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical
  • What are The Sevens?

Webseries – Non-Fiction Programs

  • Battlefront (Series 4) – Ava
  • Beyond Wanderlust – The New Nomads
  • Leaving Kangirsuk
  • The Elected – Real World Lessons in Ontario Politics


DramaSponsored by the Banff Centre

Arts & Performing Arts Programs

  • A History of Art in Three Colours – Blue
  • American Masters – Inventing David Geffen
  • Fake or Fortune
  • West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson

Continuing Series Programs

  • Bomb Girls – The Quickening
  • House of Cards – Chapter 1 & Chapter 2
  • The Big C – Fly Away
  • The Following – Pilot


  • Betty & Coretta
  • Deployment
  • Everyday
  • Operation Zucker – Silent Children


  • Death of a Pilgrim
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Man from the Equator
  • Restless

Soap Operas and Telenovelas

  • 30 Vies (30 Lives)
  • Hotel Caesar: Rom For Alt
  • Princess and I
  • Tricky Business



Comedy Programs

  • Les Appendices (The Appendixes) – Episode 6, Season 5
  • Loslopend Wild (Foxies On The Run)
  • Out There with Melissa DiMarco – Girls Gone Wilder
  • What If?

Lifestyle & Information Programs

  • Chasing Happiness
  • Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic
  • In the Eye of God
  • Pitchin’ In

Music and Variety Programs

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Paraorchestra
  • Un air de famille (Family Harmony)

Reality Programs

  • DIY SOS: The Big Build – Chesterfield
  • Redemption Inc.
  • The Apprentice Series 8
  • Undateables


  • Community – Basic Lupine Urology
  • Quiz Me Quick – Table 7
  • SEED – Zygote Problems


The Rockies Program Competition serves as a reflection of the latest trends in international programming within current traditional, cross-platform and digital entertainment platforms. This year’s award winners will be announced during the Banff World Media Festival taking place in Banff, Alberta from June 9-12, 2013. The Rockies Program Competition will be hosted by television personality, writer and video blogger Shira Lazar.

For additional information about the Banff World Media Festival visit the event web site or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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