Banff ’13: ‘American Masters’, “Men Who Built America” grab Rockies

'American Masters' doc Inventing David Geffen and History's The Men Who Built America (pictured) are among the non-fiction Rockies winners honored at the Banff World Media Festival.
June 10, 2013

The first round of winners for the 2013 Rockies have been announced at the Banff World Media Festival.

The winners of the Program Competition Awards have been advanced into the next tier of honors, the ‘Best Of’ competition, which will have its winners announced later today (June 10).

Non-fiction winners include the following (with credits supplied by the Banff World Media Festival):


Children Programs (2+) – Non-Fiction

Erde An Zukunft (Earth to Future) – Meals Without Meat: Schnitzel Without Schnitzel

Produced by: tvision GmbH

Aired on: KiKA – Der Kinderkanal von ARD und ZDF

Produced in: Germany

Executive Producer: Matthias Huff

Hosted by: Felix Seibert-Daiker


Youth – Non-Fiction Programs

My Father

Produced by: NL Film en TV, VPRO Television

Aired on: Nederland 3

Produced in: The Netherlands

Producer: Chantal van der Horst


Arts & Performing Arts Programs

‘American Masters’ – Inventing David Geffen

Produced by: THIRTEEN’S American Masters

Aired on: PBS

Produced in: USA

Executive Producer: Susan Lacy


Documentary-style Reality Programs

Junior Doctors: Your Life In Their Hands

Produced by: BBC Productions

Aired on: BBC3

Produced in: United Kingdom

Executive Producer: Rachel Arnold

Starring: Aki Fukutomi, Amieth Yogarajah, Andy Steval, Ben Allin, Lucy Hollingworth, Milla Marinova, Priya Mangat, Sameer Bahal


Environmental and Wildlife Programs

‘The Nature of Things’ – Andean Adventure

Produced by: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Aired on: CBC

Produced in: Canada

Executive Producer: Sue Dando

Hosted by: David Suzuki


History & Biography Programs

The Men Who Built America

Produced by: Stephen David Entertainment

Aired on: History

Produced in: USA

Executive Producer: Stephen David, Tim W. Kelly, Dirk Hoogstra, Russ McCarroll, Paul Cabana


Investigative & Current Affairs Programs

Tears of Lost Souls – North Korean Refugees

Produced by: Korean Broadcasting System

Aired on: Korean Broadcasting System

Produced in: South Korea

Executive Producer: Gun-Hyup Lee


Popular Science & Technology Programs

Wonders of Life – Expanding Universe

Produced by: BBC Vision Productions

Aired on: BBC2

Produced in: Great Britain

Executive Producer: Andrew Cohen

Hosted by: Brian Cox


Social & Humanitarian Documentaries

The Age of Anxiety

Produced by: Associated Producers Ltd.

Aired on: CBC

Produced in: Canada

Executive Producer: Ric Esther Bienstock, Simcha Jacobovici


Branded Entertainment

Recipe to Riches – Season 2

Produced by: Temple Street Productions Ltd

Aired on: Food Network Canada

Produced in: Canada

Executive Producer: Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, Blair Harley, Gerry McKean

Starring: Laura Calder, Dana McCauley, Tony Chapman

Hosted by: Jesse Palmer


Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction Programs

Targeting the Electorate: How Are You Being Targeted?

Produced by: Secret Location

Aired on:

Produced in: USA

Executive Producer: James Milward, David Fanning, Raney Aronson Rath


Webseries – Non-Fiction Programs

Beyond Wanderlust – The New Nomads

Produced by: Blue Ant Media, Travel + Escape

Aired on:

Produced in: Canada

Executive Producer: Garine Tcholakian


Lifestyle & Information Programs

Chasing Happiness

Produced by: Very Pte Ltd

Aired on: Channel NewsAsia

Produced in: Singapore

Executive Producer: Helen Sim, Angeline Swee


Reality Programs

The Apprentice Series 8

Produced by: Boundless, FremantleMedia UK

Aired on: BBC

Produced in: United Kingdom

Executive Producer: Michele Kurland

Starring: Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer, Karren Brady


In the drama categories, History’s Hatfields & McCoys, produced by Thinkfactory Media, took the honor for best miniseries.

The Banff World Media Festival runs until June 12 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta.


About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.