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NFB, FremantleMedia pick up Interactive Rockies

The Banff World Media Festival closed its awards program with the Interactive Rockies, where the National Film Board of Canada was honored with the Award of Excellence in Interactive Programming (pictured, the NFB's Welcome to Pine Point.)
June 16, 2011

The Banff World Media Festival closed its awards program with the Interactive Rockies, where the National Film Board of Canada was honored with the Award of Excellence in Interactive Programming.

Interactive Rockies non-fiction winners include Welcome to Pine Point for best online programĀ – documentary, produced by National Film Board of Canada, while the entertainment winner in that category went to SORTED, produced by FremantleMedia, in association with SORTED Ltd.

Welcome to Pine Point is an interactive web documentary that focuses on the community of Pine Point, a Canadian mining town.

SORTED is a social media cooking community, where a professionally trained chef and his elementary school friend help solve the younger generation’s cooking problems.

“The Interactive Rockies are the perfect finale for this year’s Rockies program,” said Georges Leclere, director of awards and competitions for the Banff World Media Festival. “The people and projects honored tonight represent the future of our industry, and it seems appropriate to close on this forward-looking and dynamic note.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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