Banff World Media Festival

TBI Weekly: What BANFF & MIFA tell us about 2022 so far

TBI has been on the road this week, taking in the mountainous surroundings of Annecy for MIFA and the Canadian Rockies for the Banff World Media Festival. Here are six takeaways from those events exploring how they reflect the key trends of 2022 to date. Annecy in France and Banff in Canada are 4,885 miles apart, apparently, […]

Dealing with Covid-19: How Banff moved mountains to get online

TBI’s coverage of Covid-19’s impact on the TV business hears today from Jenn Kuzmyk, exec director of Banff World Media Festival, about how her team overcame the ‘devastating’ decision to cancel the annual get-together in Canada and went about re-launching a four-month program online.
 As January moved into February earlier this year, organisers at the […]

Banff unveils four-month event program & ‘Snowpiercer’ panel

The Banff World Media Festival has unveiled a four month-long series of online content starting in May, following the cancellation of the 2020 version of the annual event. The Banff Virtual Edition program will start 26 May at 13.00EDT with a Master Class featuring a sneak peek of Netflix and TNT’s post-apocalyptic drama Snowpiercer, produced […]

Banff cancels annual festival as Covid-19 claims latest TV event

The Banff World Media Festival has been cancelled, joining a long list of TV markets and events to have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. The annual festival had been scheduled to take place between 14-17 June in Banff, Canada, but officials said that after “heeding public direction given by the World Health Organization, the […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Banff announce 2019 award winners

Luke Lorentzen’s film about a family that attempts to make a living operating a private ambulance in Mexico City took the main prize at the 26th annual Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards, which took place at the Netflix Crucible Studio on Tuesday evening (12 June). The jury praised Midnight Family as “a true celebration of the potential […]

News brief: HBO chiefs to headline Banff

HBO’s Richard Plepler (left) and Michael Lombardo will headline the Banff World Media Festival. The industry confab, held in the Canadian Rockies in June, has HBO as its ‘company of distinction’ and Plepler, CEO and chairman of the premium cabler, will give a keynote address. Michael Lombardo, will also speak, in a session with Damon […]

Top CBS execs confirmed for Banff

CBS execs Nina Tassler, Armando Nuñez and David Stapf will all give keynote addresses at the Banff World Media Festival. Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment, will give the opening keynote at the annual media get-together in the Rockies. Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS global distribution group and Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios will give the Global […]