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Rockies add new doc category

The prize-giving portion of the Banff World Media Festival has added a documentary category for environmental and wildlife shows that explore the natural world.
October 17, 2011

The Banff World Media Festival’s Rockies Awards has added a documentary category for environmental and wildlife shows that explore the natural world.

The 2012 edition of the Banff World Media Awards has also introduced in the children and youth category a competition for animation that focuses on kids programming, while primetime animation aimed at adult audiences will contend in the entertainment, drama and interactive programming categories.

The changes were unveiled as festival organizers issued a call for entries for its upcoming Banff World Media Awards in June.

The decision to expand existing categories and fold the digital media awards gala into the Rockies’ gala aims to help Banff keep pace with international market trends.

“The Banff World Media Awards are now, more than ever, a reflection of the new trends in international programming,” said Georges Leclere, director of the Banff World Media Awards program competition, in a statement.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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