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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: PBS.org

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: TravelandEscape.ca/NewNomads

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
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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