Banff World Media Festival Virtual Edition

Register now for premium content & networking + Master Class with Snowpiercer creators & cast Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs & Alison Wright.

Moving mountains to bring the festival to you.

Today marks the launch of four months of premium online BANFF content. From May to September, we'll connect the international media industry, ignite new projects and support business development. The Rockie Awards (June 15th) and BANFF Day (June 16th) anchor an exciting season of programming.

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You can access most of the program free-of-charge via a VIRTUAL PASS. Curated online one-on-one meetings and small group sessions with the world’s top studio executives, agents, network buyers and streaming executives can be accessed via registration for a VIRTUAL + NETWORKING PASS for CAD $250.

International media companies set to participate include: A+E Networks, AMC Networks, BBC America, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CAA, CBBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, CBS All-Access, CNN, Corus Entertainment, Disney, Endemol Shine, eOne, Hulu, ITV Studios, Keshet, Netflix, Lionsgate, OUTtv, PBS, Rogers Media, Starz, Tomorrow Studios, Groupe Media TFO, UKTV, Vice Canada, Warner Bros., WarnerMedia, YLE, ZDF and many more. 

Register HERE to participate in the Snowpiercer Master Class taking place on Tuesday, May 26 at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PST).  This special event will feature cast and creators as well as a sneak peek of the post-apocalyptic drama series produced by Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), which will air on TNT in the U.S. and internationally on Netflix (outside of the U.S. and China).

Join the in-depth conversation with Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Grammy® and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Emmy® nominee Alison Wright (The Americans), along with Showrunner and Executive Producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), Executive Producer and CEO of Tomorrow Studios Marty Adelstein (Hanna, Cowboy Bebop) and Netflix VP of Content Larry Tanz. 

Additional master classes, industry panels, interactive video sessions and online networking events will be announced in the coming weeks. 


June 15 - ROCKIE AWARDS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMPETITION:  Streaming LIVE at 3pm EST. This day will also see us kickoff our Networking Program for Virtual + Networking pass holders. 

June 16 - BANFF DAY: A blockbuster online conference including panel discussions with international media leaders, BANFF’s renowned Showrunner Superpanel, meetup events, and more. 



-BANFF Day & the Rockie Awards International Program Competition

-Master Classes featuring talent & executives behind some of the world’s hottest shows

-Panel discussions with Canadian & International media leaders

-Rockie Awards Round Tables featuring intimate conversations with this year’s nominees 

-Virtual meetups 



Over 3000 networking opportunities over the course of the virtual festival will be offered.

Sign up in advance to attend small group and one-on-one meetings with the world’s top content funders, creative leaders and media industry decision makers.  These signature sessions include: 

30 MINUTES WITH ... Group sessions with influential international network and streaming executives. Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A. 

COFFEE WITH... Informal networking opportunities for delegates to meet with distributors, agents, producers, lawyers and senior creatives in a small-group setting.

SPEED MEETINGS: A fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision-makers that can help take a pitch idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development. 

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