TORONTO, CANADA (April 21, 2016) – The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) announced today the full list of nominees for its annual Rockie Awards, BANFF’s flagship program competition that celebrates excellence in TV and digital content from around the world. With participation from over 40 countries, the winners will be presented at the Program Competition Ceremony, which will be held on Monday, June 13 at the Banff World Media Festival, which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

This year’s will honor content excellence in 22 categories across drama, comedy, children’s, documentary, factual, digital, and more.

“With the proliferation of television and digital content across today’s top global networks and platforms it’s important to recognize the companies and creatives who are breaking the mold to execute some of the most captivating projects and that’s what we strive to do with the Rockie Awards,” commented Ferne Cohen,  Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival. “We look forward to announcing the winners at our annual celebration in June.”

The Rockie Awards are one of the world’s largest program competitions. The program’s industry jury features more than 350 professionals and leaders from around the world working in entertainment and the media arena.  Categories include Animation, Art and Performance, Children and Youth Fiction, Brand Content, Comedy Series, Digital Fiction Series, Drama Series, Environmental and Wildlife, Biological and History, Interactive, Interactive for Kids, Lifestyle, Melodrama, Music, Performance, Sketch and Variety, Reality, Science and Technology, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Social and Investigative, and TV Movie.

For the full nominee list: http://banffmediafestival.com/rockie-awards/program-competition/

(complete list also below)

For additional information about the Banff World Media Festival visit: http://www.banffmediafestival.com/ or connect with us onTwitter and Facebook.    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 development, 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 – it serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled marketplace for over 2,000 international decision-makers to connect with new partners, learn from industry leaders and execute new business deals. The 37th annual BANFF World Media Festival will take place June 12-15, 2016 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.

Animation

PAPER PORT

Produced by Zumbastico Studios

In association with Gloob, Señal Colombia, TVN, Pakapaka

Chile

PETER RABBIT

Produced by Silvergate Media, Frederick Warne & Co and Nick Jr

In association with Brown Bag Films

Ireland

SANJAY & CRAIG

Produced by Nickelodeon

United States

STICK MAN

Produced by Magic Light Pictures

In association with BBC

United Kingdom

THE CURSE OF CLARA: A HOLIDAY TALE

Produced by Smiley Guy Studios

In association with CBC Television & Canadian Media Fund

Canada

THE SCALES OF DEATH

Produced by Fuji Television Network

Japan

Arts and Performance

PAOLO VENTURA -THE VANISHING MAN

Produced by Zuidenwinf Filmprodukties and Westerdok Film

In association with NTR Television

Netherlands

SAMI YAFFA – SOUNDTRACKER

Produced by Gimmeyawallet Productions Oy

In association with Yle Finnish Broadcasting Company

Finland

SECRETS OF THE MONA LISA

Produced by Brinkworth Films

In association with BBC

United Kingdom

SEEKING UTAMARO – THE PRINTER FROM KYOTO AND UKIYO-E IN PARIS

Produced by Kansai Telecasting Corporation

Japan

SETH’S DOMINION

Produced by National Film Board of Canada

In association with

Canada

THE ADVENTURERS OF MODERN ART

Produced by Silex Films

In association with ARTE FRANCE and FINANCIERE PINAULT

France

Brand Content

CARMILLA

Produced by Smokebomb Entertainment

In association with Kimberly Clark – U by Kotex

Canada

FOSTERS HELLUVA TOUR

Produced by Alley Cats

In association with Channel 4

Ireland

JEEP LIFE IS CALLING

Produced by Bell Media

Canada

THE LEAF: BLUEPRINT

Produced by Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment

Canada

THE WORLDS OF GEORGETTE CHEN

Produced by Mediacorp and Channel NewsAsia

Singapore

TWO BELLMEN

Produced by Substance Over Hype; Substantial Movement Productions

In association with Presented by JW Marriott

United States

Children and Youth Fiction

ANNEDROIDS

Produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment

Canada

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES

Produced by Nickelodeon and DHX

United States

HANK ZIPZER

Produced by Kindle Entertainment

In association with DHX Media, Walker Productions, ans support from Screen Yorkshire

United Kingdom

LITTLE LUNCH

Produced by Gristmill

In association with Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Australia

SLEEPING LIONS

Produced by Libra Television/David & Goliath

In association with BBC

United Kingdom

THE PEPPERCORNS

Produced by Letterbox Filmproduktion

In association with Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Germany

Children and Youth Nonfiction

A YEAR WITHOUT MY PARENTS

Produced by IKON

Netherlands

APPSOLUTE GENIUS WITH DICK AND DOM

Produced by CBBC Productions

In association with BBC

United Kingdom

GIVER

Produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment

Canada

SCIENCE MAX: EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE

Produced by Breakthrough Entertainment

Canada

TEACHER X

Produced by Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation

Taiwan

TUESDAYS A HERO

Produced by Gigaherz

In association with Suedwestrundfunk

Germany

Comedy Series

DUMPED!

Produced by Avanti Ciné Vidéo

Canada

LITTLE MOM

Produced by Yoav Gross Production

In association with Channel 10

Israel

NOT GOING OUT

Produced by Avalon Television

In association with Arlo Productions

United Kingdom

SILICON VALLEY

Produced by HBO Entertainment

In association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment

United States

THE BIG BANG THEORY

Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc.

In association with Warner Bros. Television

United States

THE NATIVES

Produced by De Wereldvrede

In association with Canvas (VRT)

Belgium

Digital Fiction Series

CODED THE SERIES

Produced by Million Faces Productions

In association with TELUS STORYHIVE

Canada

MY JIHAD

Produced by BBC Drama Productions

In association with

United Kingdom

RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES

Produced by First Love Films

In association with Sienna Films

Canada

SUDDEN MASTER

Produced by TUD productions inc.

In association with Space Mop

Canada

THE BRAUN FAMILY

Produced by Polyphon

Germany

WHITE NINJA

Produced by North of Now

In association with Whiskaye Films

Canada

Digital Nonfiction Series

#ISURVIVEDEBOLA

Produced by Vulcan Productions and PCI Media Impact

In association with

United States

CHILDREN DEPORTED

Produced by Flimmer Film

In association with VGTV

Norway

HISTORY NOW

Produced by Punched in the Head Productions for History

United States

SCIENCE GOSSIP

Produced by Zanzibar

In association with La Huella  and Sopa de Sobre

Spain

TRUE DATING STORIES

Produced by LaRue Entertainment

In association with CBC Punchline, Bell Fund

Canada

URBAN EXPLORERS

Produced by Wild Street Productions

In association with Channel 4

United Kingdom

Drama Series

BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL

Produced by Kinorob

In association with Novye Lyudi

Ukraine

BLUE MOON

Produced by Aetios Productions

In association with Aetios Distribution

Canada

JANG YOUNGSIL

Produced by Korean Broadcasting System

South Korea

LINE OF SEPARATION – THE MORNING AFTER THE WAR

Produced by Wiedemann & Berg Television

In association with ZDF, Wilma Film

Germany

MR. ROBOT

Produced by Universal Cable Productions

United States

VIKINGS

Produced by An Octagon and Take 5 Production

In association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

United States

Environmental and Wildlife

HADWIN’S JUDGEMENT

Produced by Sasha Snow Film Production

In association with Passion Pictures

Canada

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Produced by Insight Production, Met Film, Daniel Film

In association with BFI, SKY, Impact Partners, Shark Island Productions, Bell Media

Canada

KOREAN GEOGRAPHIC THE HANTAN RIVER, THE LIFELINE OF A LAVA PLATEAU

Produced by Korean Broadcasting System

South Korea

MAKING AN ANCIENT FOREST

Produced by ScienceVision Filmproduction

Austria

POLAR BEAR SUMMER

Produced by Marco Polo Film

In association with WDR

Germany

SHARK

Produced by BBC Natural History Production

In association with Discovery Channel and BBC Worldwide

United Kingdom

History and Biography

MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES

Produced by Finestripe Productions and Smithsonian Networks

United States

ROME’S INVISIBLE CITY

Produced by BBC History Production

United Kingdom

THE GOOD GOERING

Produced by Vincent TV

In association with NDR, BR

Germany

THE MAN WHO SHOT HIROSHIMA

Produced by WOWOW INC.

In association with Kmax Co.,Ltd.

Japan

THE OKA LEGACY

Produced by Rezolution Pictures

In association with CBC

Canada

THE WANTED 18

Produced by Intuitive Pictures

In association with National Film Board of Canada, Bellota Films, DAR Films

Canada

Interactive Content

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

Produced by Media Headquarters

In association with CBC

Canada

CASUALTY: FIRST DAY

Produced by BBC Cymru Wales Drama Production

United Kingdom

ROCKETJUMP

Produced by Lionsgate Entertainment

In association with Hulu

United States

SONS OF GALLIPOLI

Produced by Jam3

In association with Kale, Modiki

Canada

SUPERNERDS – A NIGHT OF SURVEILLANCE

Produced by gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Köln

In association with WDR, Schauspiel Köln

Germany

WEI OR DIE

Produced by Cinétévé, Résistance Films, France Télévision Nouvelles Ecritures

In association with Pictanovo, Ciclic

France

Interactive Content for Kids

CBEEBIES STORYTIME APP

Produced by CBeebies Interactive

United Kingdom

DIXI 3 – GAME OF DIXI

Produced by Kindle Entertainment Ltd

United Kingdom

I LOVE POTATOES

Produced by National Film Board of Canada

In association with Ruben Farrus and minority

Canada

LITTLE CHARMERS: SPARKLE UP!

Produced by Nelvana Digital

In association with Spin Master

Canada

THE INCREDIBLE TALES OF WEIRDWOOD MANOR

Produced by All Play, No Work

In association with Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film Centre

Canada

TOGETHER TALES: CAPES IN THE FAMILY

Produced by Stitch Media

In association with Canada Media Fund

Canada

Lifestyle

CATALUNYA EXPERIENCE

Produced by TV3 Televisio de Catalunya

Spain

IF WALLS COULD TALK

Produced by Titan Television

In association with Sveriges Television

Sweden

ON THE RED DOT

Produced by Mediacorp

In association with Channel 5

Singapore

SHINING A LIGHT: CONVERSATIONS ON RACE IN AMERICA

Produced by ABC News and Lincoln Square Productions for A&E

United States

TATTOO FIXERS

Produced by Studio Lambert

United Kingdom

THE GREAT MEAL

Produced by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

In association with Shanghai Media Group

South Korea

Melodrama

30 VIES

Produced by Aetios Productions

In association with Aetios Distribution

Canada

CODE BLACK

Produced by ABC Studios

In association with CBS Television

United States

GREY’S ANATOMY

Produced by ABC Studios

United States

KILL ME, HEAL ME

Produced by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

In association with Pan Entertainment

South Korea

UNKIND LADIES

Produced by Korean Broadcasting System

South Korea

VELVET

Produced by Bambú Producciones

In association with Atresmedia

Spain

Music, Performance, Sketch and Variety

ADELE AT THE BBC

Produced by BBC

United Kingdom

I AM A SINGER

Produced by Hunan Broadcasting System

China

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S GREEN PORNO LIVE!

Produced by Sundance Productions

In association with WOWOW, Ovation

United States

MINDF*CK

Produced by OVP TV

In association with AVROTROS Televison

Netherlands

OUT THERE WITH MELISSA DIMARCO

Produced by Out There Productions Inc.

Canada

THE LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS 2015

Produced by Dragon TV, Shanghai  Media Group

In association with Done and Dusted

China

Pre-School

DOOZERS

Produced by The Jim Henson Company and DHX Media

In association with The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada

JUSTIN TIME

Produced by Guru Studio

Canada

LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY

Produced by Sixteen South

United Kingdom

OCTONAUTS

Produced by Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company

In association with Brown Bag Films

Ireland

PUFFIN ROCK

Produced by Eimear Doherty

United Kingdom

TRUCKTOWN

Produced by Nelvana Ltd

Canada

Reality

DEADLIEST CATCH

Produced by Original Productions LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel

United States

HIGHWAY THRU HELL

Produced by Great Pacific Television

In association with Discovery Channel Canada

Canada

PRAY FOR LOVE

Produced by Jarowskij

In association with Sveriges Television

Sweden

SHARK TANK

Produced by Sony Pictures Television

United States

THE APPRENTICE

Produced by Boundless Productions

In association with Executive Producers for UAMG

United Kingdom

THE IDIOTS

Produced by Woestijnvis NV

Belgium

Science and Technology

CHASING SUNSHINE

Produced by Whistler Creek Productions

In association with Outside Television

United States

COMPUTER SAYS SHOW

Produced by Wingspan Productions

United Kingdom

RAINING IN MY HEART

Produced by True Vision Productions

United Kingdom

SOLAR IMPULSE, LA TRAVERSEE DE L’AMERIQUE

Produced by Gedeon Programmes

France, Switzerland

THE NEXT HUMAN

Produced by Korean Broadcasting System

South Korea

URANIUM – TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL

Produced by Genepool Productions

In association with PBS, SBS Australia, ZDFArte

Australia

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Action

11.22.63

Produced by Bad Robot Productions

In association with Warner Bros. Television

United States

JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL

Produced by Cuba Pictures and Feel Films

In association with BBC

United Kingdom

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

Produced by Berlanti Productions

In association with Warner Bros. Television

United States

DOCTOR WHO

Produced by BBC Wales

In association with

United Kingdom

GAME OF THRONES

Produced by HBO Entertainment

In association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television

United States

MARVEL’S AGENT’S OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Produced by ABC Studios

In association with Marvel Television

United States

Social and Investigative

30 YEARS LATER – THE TRUTH BEHIND THE JAL CRASH

Produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television

Japan

AGORÁ – VON DER DEMOKRATIE ZUM MARKT

Produced by Small Planet

In association with Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Al Jazeera

Greece

BELIEF

Produced by Harpo Studios and part2 pictures

In association with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

United States

EN VANLIG FUCKING MÄNNISKA

Produced by Sveriges Television

Sweden

THE BOY FROM GEITA

Produced by Sepia Films

Canada

WELCOME TO THE MOSQUE

Produced by GRACE Productions

In association with Vagabond Films

United Kingdom

Television Movie

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Produced by Drama Republic Ltd

In association with BBC

United Kingdom

BESSIE

Produced by HBO Films

In association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company

United States

FÉLVILÁG (DEMIMONDE)

Produced by Szupermodern Studio

In association with MTVA

Hungary

KEPT WOMAN

Produced by Incendo

Canada

NACKT UNTER WÖLFEN

Produced by UFA FICTION

In association with MDR, ARD Degeto, WDR, SWR, BR, MIA Film

Germany

SNOWY PATH

Produced by Korean Broadcasting System

South Korea