Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media Festival

April 05, 2012 12:21 ET

Nominees Announced for the Rockies Program Competition at the 2012 Banff World Media Festival

Internationally-Recognized Award Program Unveils Top Contenders to Be Honored at Prestigious Awards Gala June 10-13

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - The Banff World Media Festival today announced the full list of nominees for the upcoming Banff World Media Awards. The internationally-recognized award program celebrates nominees in 26 categories, with the category winners presented within four Rockies Program Awards presentations at the Festival including: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kids & Animation, and Interactive.

The Banff World Media Awards, affectionately known as the Rockies, is the largest international program competition in the content industry, attracting upwards of one-thousand entries from over 30 countries around the world. The Competition includes 21 genre-based categories and five interactive categories for a total of 26 distinct categories.

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The Rockies Program Competition Grand Prizes will be awarded at the Rockies Gala, including "Best Of" titles in Documentary, Drama, Kids & Animation, Interactive, and Entertainment, as well as the Jury Grand Prize, the highest honor of the Rockies Program Competition.

The Rockies ceremony serves as a reflection of the latest trends in international programming within the current traditional, cross-platform and digital entertainment genres. This year's awards winners will be announced during the Banff World Media Festival in Banff, AB, running June 10-13, 2012 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

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About the Banff World Media Festival

The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives, serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled destination for more than 2000 international decision-makers to meet, learn and do business. The 33rd annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 10-13, 2012 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. For more information, visit:

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