The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) came to a close today, culminating in four days of cutting-edge sessions, V.I.P. interviews, star-studded award ceremonies and a thriving business market, together with many of the world’s leaders from the evolving media landscape. The Market took place in beautiful Banff, Canada from June 9-12th.

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Today, the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF), in collaboration with Bell Media, showcased and celebrated the inaugural winner of the Bell Media National Fellowship Award of Distinction. The prestigious Award’s first winner is Craig David Wallace of Toronto, Ontario, who benefited from Bell Media’s mentorship program in 2008. Bell Media National Fellowships are intended to encourage professional development in the television industry by enabling emerging creative talent including producers, writers, and directors.

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The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) and Bell Media today announced the 14 recipients of this year’s Bell Media National Fellowship program who will attend this year’s Festival from June 9-12 in Banff, AB. As part of the $1.8 Million Bell Media TV Skills Development Initiative, the Bell Media National Fellowship program is intended to encourage professional development in the television industry by enabling emerging creative talent – including producers, writers, and directors – to attend BANFF and benefit from the vast programming, mentorship, and pitching opportunities that the annual event has to offer. 

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The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today announced the finalists of this year’s Shaw Media Mentorship Programs that take place at the annual Festival from June 9-12 in Banff, Alberta.  Both the Shaw Media Reality & Factual Entertainment Showrunner Training Program and Shaw Media Writer’s Apprentice Program attract experienced producers, directors and writers from across Canada each year to participate in instructive training programs that provide insights into the demands of producing and programming successful television programs.

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