BANFF unveils Master Class details & exclusive screenings

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has unveiled further details of its Master Classes, featuring talent and creatives from series It’s A Sin, David Makes Man, Transplant, Moominvalley and Sort Of. The virtual festival, which will take place from 14 June to 16 July, has also confirmed exclusive screenings for Family Law and Blindspotting, while a […]

BANFF lines up Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos for 2021 keynote

Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos has been lined up as a virtual keynote as part of The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF)’s Summit Series line-up. The session will take place on the festival’s opening day Monday, 14 June. Sarandos had been due to speak at BANFF in 2020, prior to the event being forced […]

Banff unveils new online platform as event goes virtual again

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has unveiled a new bespoke online platform for its event, which this year will again take place online. BANFF, which was forced to adapt last year as the pandemic hit, will take place between 14 June to 16 July and offer what organisers describe as a “virtual industry and […]

News round-up: Russia’s Key Buyers Event Announces Programme; Virtual Banff kicks off with ‘Snowpiercer’ panel; Turkey’s ‘Daydreamer’ sold in Italy and more…

Roskino’s Key Buyers Event announces programme Russia’s first virtual content market, The Key Buyers Event – hosted by Russian film body Roskino – has announced its programme ahead of its launch on 8 June. More than 120 Russian companies are set to present over 300 projects, including world premiere screenings of drama series, films, animation […]

Netflix signs up to Banff diversity initiative for five years

Netflix has signed up to become Title Partner of The Banff World Media Festival’s (BANFF) Diversity of Voices Initiative, a training and development programme for underrepresented creative producers of commercial Television and/or digital media content, with a focus on Indigenous, Francophone and women industry professionals. The Diversity of Voices Initiative was launched with the support […]