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17th April 2015

Banff Media Festival Announces The 2015 Rockie Award Nominees

Banff World Media FestivalThe Rockie Awards, held each year at the Banff World Media Festival is the largest program competition of its kind, with industry members from over 40 countries participating in this prestigious awards program. The Rockie Awards celebrates narrative content across 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids, and digital. Nominees come from many nations around the world, and they are chosen by over 350 international entertainment and media industry professionals. Visit the Rockie Awards page to view clips and learn more about the nominees: Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2015

TIFF Announces Primetime: Television Is Coming To The Festival

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival® shines a spotlight on episodic storytelling with Primetime, a new programme presenting the best in international television on the big screen. The lineup will showcase up to six high-quality programs that demonstrate the strength of contemporary television coming from broadcasters, streaming services or independent filmmakers. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th April 2015

Top Digital Influencers Coming To BANFF 2015

Banff World Media FestivalBanff World Media Festival 2015 has announced some key highlights for this year’s digital stream. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate by registering now to save $150.00 and enjoy keynote talks from several industry leaders, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2015

Banff Introduces The Brand + Content Exchange

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce its inaugural Brand + Content Exchange, launching this year at Banff 2015. The program will connect brands directly with content creators, studios and broadcasters across all platforms to explore, connect and commercialize what is arguably the most important medium to speak to consumers since the invention of television programming and advertising. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2015

Shaftesbury-Smokebomb Launches Branded Digital Entertainment Pitch Competition With Banff

amp acceleratorWith evolving media consumption habits and funding models continuing to shape the industry, Shaftesbury and its award-winning digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment, have teamed up with the Banff World Media Festival to launch The AMP (Audience Metrics Partnership) Accelerator a branded entertainment pitch competition with a focus on engaging female millennial audiences. The top three finalists will be sent to the Banff Media World Festival to pitch their projects during a live Festival session, where one winner will receive a development deal with Shaftesbury/Smokebomb. Submissions will be accepted until April 20. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2015

Whistler Film Festival Announces Call For Applications For Feature Project Lab

whistler film festivalUp to six producers from across Canada will be selected to participate in the Whistler Film Festival‘s 2015 Feature Project Lab, an intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers. New for 2015, Phase I will take place over four days from June 21 to June 24 and includes four months of ongoing feedback and project development with advisors. Phase II includes a four-day follow up from December 1 to 4 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2015

A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc To Present Opening Keynote At 2015 Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO of A+E Networks, will present the Opening Keynote at the 36th Banff World Media Festival, being held June 7-10, 2015. Dubuc will address the company’s leading role in the scripted and unscripted landscape, its progressive business models, and its position as a game changer in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th March 2015

CineCoup 2015 Is Live

cinecoupVia Cinecoup News: The new competition site is up and running and CineCoup Film Accelerator has published all eligible projects for fans around the world to see. The Accelerator has got a whole new batch of filmmakers fighting for $1 Million in production financing and they nail that Cineplex release without YOU! Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2015

Whistler Film Fest 2015 Open For Submissions

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is seeking submissions for its 15th edition, which runs from December 2 to 6 2015, and will feature up to 90 films comprised of about 40 features and 50 shorts. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines:  Read the rest of this entry »

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9th March 2015

ACISE-LA Golden Maple Awards Open For Nominations

acise-laACISE-LA (Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment- Los Angeles) is proud to announce the first annual Golden Maple Award’s timetable. The Golden Maple Awards were created by ACISE-LA to promote and honour Canadian TV talent and athletes in the United States and will be timely done for to boost Canadian talent visibility during Emmy nomination campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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