Broadcaster Magazine

Banff Festival Calls for Entries for Rockies

Today, the Banff World Media Festival proudly announced 2013’s call for program competition entries. The prestigious Rockies Program Competition is an internationally celebrated awards program that is held at BANFF each June.

Known throughout the world as ‘The Rockies’, BANFF’s 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 content industry and attracts over a thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually.

Each year, The Rockies honour the immeasurable contribution of some of the biggest names in the industry at the Rockie Awards Gala including, Ricky Gervais, Nigel Lythgoe, Lisa Kudrow, Eugene Levy, David Attenborough, William Shatner, James Burrows, Barry Humphries (aka Dame Edna), Howie Mandel, John Cleese, Bob Newhart, Martin Short, Tracy Ullman, Kelsey Grammer, and more.

Successful nominees will be selected by a panel of industry leaders representing excellence in the following genres:

· Entertainment

· Children, Family and Youth Program

· Documentary

· Interactive Categories (e.g Web Series)

· …and more!