The Banff World Media Festival  is proud to announce the two upcoming annual 2015 Rockie Awards Nominees  ceremonies. The Rockies Program Competition, which features 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids and digital, will be hosted by celebrated Canadian-American actor Jason Priestley, on June 8th at 12:00pm. The Rockies Gala, which celebrates BANFF’s special achievement awards, will take place on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00pm.
Insight Productions , one of Canada’s most prominent production companies at the forefront of the international television programming landscape, and celebrating its 35th anniversary, will receive the prestigious Producer of the Year Award presented by Lionsgate at BANFF’s Rockies Gala.
Serendipity Point Films  will be presenting the Award of Excellence to Katheryn Winnick, star of the acclaimed breakout cable TV series, Vikings. The Award will be presented at the Rockies Gala by Serendipity’s Owner, Robert Lantos.
Jill Soloway, Creator and Writer of the multi-Golden Globe award-winning series Transparent will be honoured with BANFF’s Showrunner of the Year Award. Amazon Studios will also be lauded with BANFF’s Award of Innovation for its ingenious original programming. Both Jill Soloway and Amazon Studios’ Joe Lewis will be participating in Feature Interviews while at BANFF which are open to all delegates.
Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s most successful and best known comedic talents. He is the star and co-creator of the hit CBC sitcom Mr. D, now entering its 5th season. We are proud to announce Gerry Dee as this year’s Canadian Award of Distinction winner, presented by Entertainment One.
As previously announced, the esteemed Company of Distinction Award will be awarded to A+E Networks. President and CEO, Nancy Dubuc, will also deliver the Company of Distinction Keynote at BANFF.