“Beyond Scared Straight,” “Sand Wars” take home Rockies

The A&E docuseries and the environmental doc were among the winners at the 2014 Rockie Awards, held during the Banff World Media Festival. (Pictured: Sand Wars)
June 9, 2014

A&E’s docuseries Beyond Scared Straight, environmental doc Sand Wars (pictured), and lifestyle series The Illegal Eater were among the winners at the 2014 Rockie Awards, held Sunday night (June 11) as part of the Banff World Media Festival.

In all, 26 categories of scripted and unscripted entertainment were awarded. Winners from these categories will advance to the next round of Rockie Awards taking place Monday (June 12), in which five “best of genre” honors will be bestowed.

A list of the unscripted winners, with credits supplied by the Banff World Media Festival, follows:

Arts and Performing Arts
Colors, 4 Desires
Produced by Korean Broadcasting System
Executive Producers: Hanseok Kim
South Korea / Korean

Environmental And Wildlife
Sand Wars
Produced by ARTE France in Association with Rappi Productions, La Compagnie Des Taxi-Brousse
Executive Producers: Guillaume Rappeneau, Laurent Mini
France / French

History and Biography
We Were Children
Produced by eOne, Eagle Vision, National Film Board in Association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Executive Producers: Loren Mawhinney, Laszlo Barna, Kyle Irving
Canada / English

Humanitarian and Investigation
A Rolling Stone
Produced by 7th Day Film, Public Television Service Foundation
Executive Producer: Leh-chyun Lin
Taiwan / Mandarin, Taiwanese

Science and Technology
Secrets of the Irish Landscape
Produced by RTE Ireland
Executive Producer: Colm Crowley
Ireland / English

Webseries Non-fiction
Produced by AsapScience Inc
Executive Producers: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown
Canadian / English

Cross Platform Non-fiction
Perfect Storms Interactive
Produced by Secret Location in Association with Shaw Media, Entertainment One
Executive Producers: James Milward, Zach Feldberg, Steve Gamester
Canadian / English

Youth Non-fiction
Cultural Shock
Produced by Rai in association with Zenit Audiovisiv
Italy / Italian

The Illegal Eater
Produced by Farpoint Films in Association with Middle Child Films
Executive Producers: Scott R. Leary, Kyle Bornais, Tony Wosk
Canada / English

Beyond Scared Straight
Produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions in Association with A&E
Executive Producers: Arnold Shapiro, Paul J. Coyne, David McKillop
United States / English

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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.