Banff 2012: “Go Back to Where You Came From”, “Paradise Lost 3″ win Non-Fiction Rockies

The SBS series (pictured) and the Joe Berlinger/Bruce Sinofsky doc for HBO are among the winners from Tuesday afternoon's Non-Fiction Rockies ceremony.
June 13, 2012

Controversial Australian docureality series Go Back to Where You Came From (pictured) and HBO’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory were among the winners at the Non-Fiction Rockies, held during the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday afternoon.

Non-Fiction Rockies winners are as follows, with credits supplied by the festival:

Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction Programs

Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic

Produced by: Maverick Television

For: Channel 4

United Kingdom

Webseries –Non-Fiction Programs

Bear 71

Produced by: National Film Board of Canada

For: National Film Board of Canada


Reality Programs


Produced by: Sony Pictures Television

In Association with: Fly On The Wall Entertainment

For: The CW


Documentary-style Reality Programs

Toughest Place to be…

Produced by: BBC

For: BBC

United Kingdom; Philippines

Arts & Performing Arts Programs

To Russia with Jazz

Produced by: Sarabandefilm

In Association with: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), 3sat

For: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), 3sat


Lifestyle & Information Programs

Junkie Monastery

Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co Pte Ltd

For: AETN – The Bio Channel

Singapore; USA

Environmental and Wildlife Programs

Frozen Planet

Produced by: BBC

In Association with: NSF, BAS, Royal Navy, PCSP, AAD & NASA

For: BBC

United Kingdom

Popular Science & Technology Programs

Richard Hammond’s Journey to the Centre of the Planet

Produced by: BBC Scotland

For Broadcaster: BBC

United Kingdom; Scotland

Social & Humanitarian Documentaries

Go Back to Where You Came From –Series 1

Produced by: Cordell Jigsaw Productions

For: Special Broadcasting Service


History & Biography Programs

Gorbachev – A Man Who Changed the World

Produced by: TVN24

In Association with: BBC

For: BBC

Poland; United Kingdom

Investigative & Current Affairs Programs

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Produced by: @Radical Media Productions and HBO Documentary Films

For: HBO


The Banff World Media Festival wraps today (June 13).

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 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.