Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and the National Film Board of Canada’s interactive series Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured) are among the nominees for the Banff World Media Festival’s 2015 Rockie Awards.
With 26 categories across drama, documentary, kids and digital, the awards are presented to nominees from more than 40 countries. Winners will be announced during the Banff World Media Festival, which runs from June 7 to 10 in Alberta, Canada.
Within the reality category, Original Productions’ Deadliest Catch (U.S.) joins DocuChina-produced series Endless Love (China), The Body of Coppens from TvBastards (Netherlands), Flimmer Film AS’ The Fjord Cowboys (Norway), Peacock Alley Entertainment’s Unusually Thicke (Canada) and New Delhi Television-produced series What’s Your Choice? (India).
Meanwhile, science and technology nominees include Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios’ Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (U.S.), BBC Television-made Human Universe (UK), Cineflix’s Mayday (Canada), Beyond Productions’ MythBusters (
A list of the unscripted nominees – with credits supplied by the Banff World Media Festival – follows:
Arts and Performance
Legend of Lead Belly, UK
Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda, U.S.
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, U.S.
The Carsony Brothers: From Vienna to Las Vegas, Austria
The Island of 1000 Violins, Taiwan
Trial of Chunhyang: A Girl Prosecuted by Feudalism, South Korea
Digital Unscripted Series
COSMOS: A National Geographic Deeper Dive, U.S.
I Was There: Boston Marathon Bombings, U.S.
Secrets of the Vikings, Canada
Subway Stories, Canada
The Black Lesbian Handbook, UK
We the Economy, U.S.
Environmental and Wildlife
I Bought A Rainforest, UK
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, U.S.
Shark Girl, Australia
Toxic Bees: Nature’s Mayday, Taiwan
What’s The Catch?, Australia
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, Canada
History and Biography
14 Diaries of the Great War, Germany
In Line for Anne Frank, Netherlands
Sports on Fire, Canada
The Great War: The People’s Story, UK
Born to Dance, Japan
The Story of Xiazhuang Village, China
Humanitarian and Investigation
Defectors, South Korea
Prison Songs, Australia
Snowden’s Great Escape, Denmark
Via Annemie, Belgium
Avatar Secrets, Canada
Canada’s Smartest Person, Canada
Don’t Stop the Music, UK
Reverse the Odds for Stand Up To Cancer, UK
Seven Digital Deadly Sins, Canada
War of Words VR, UK