- Village Gamer - http://www.villagegamer.net -

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

The Banff World Media Festival [1] (BANFF) has announced the full list of nominees [2] 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

Children Programs (2+) – Fiction

Children Programs (2+) – Non-Fiction

Youth – Non-Fiction Programs

Youth – Fiction Programs

Factual Entertainment Presented By ImpactSponsored by Rogers Media

Documentary-style Reality Programs

Environmental and Wildlife Programs

History & Biography Programs

Investigative & Current Affairs Programs

Popular Science & Technology Programs

Social & Humanitarian Documentaries


Interactive Presented By nextMEDIASponsored by Independent Production Fund

Branded Entertainment

Cross-Platform Project – Fiction Programs

Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction Programs

Webseries – Fiction Programs

Webseries – Non-Fiction Programs


DramaSponsored by the Banff Centre

Arts & Performing Arts Programs

Continuing Series Programs



Soap Operas and Telenovelas



Comedy Programs

Lifestyle & Information Programs

Music and Variety Programs

Reality Programs



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 [3] or connect with us on Twitter [4] and Facebook [5].