The 2020 Banff World Media Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please click HERE for more information.

Set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, BANFF is a premium international marketplace where global media companies, producers, creatives and industry stakeholders tackle issues and uncover trends, ink deals and nurture partnerships.

The 2020 lineup will be announced soon.

VIEW 2019 FESTIVAL LINEUP

NETFLIX'S TED SARANDOS TO KEYNOTE SUMMIT SERIES

We are proud to announce Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos as the first keynote our 2020 Summit Series, a premium lineup featuring the boldest industry voices and the world’s most influential media leaders.
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MEDIA MOGUL MO ABUDU JOINS SUMMIT SERIES KEYNOTE LINEUP

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce CEO of EbonyLife Mo Abudu as a keynote speaker for its BANFF Summit Series, a premium lineup featuring the boldest voices and the world’s most influential media leaders.
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MINISTER OF CANADIAN HERITAGE STEVEN GUILBEAULT TO GIVE OPENING KEYNOTE

We are proud to announce the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will kick off BANFF 2020 with a keynote address during the festival’s opening ceremonies.
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EARLY BIRD RATE NOW AVAILABLE

Register now to secure $200 off a full festival pass and gain access to the Fairmount Springs hotel room block. PLEASE NOTE: you must be registered to reserve your room.
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Announcing BANFF’s 2020 Content Advisory Board

We’re proud to introduce the Banff World Media Festival's 2020 Content Advisory Board, an esteemed group of international industry leaders who will be working with our content team to help guide programming for the Festival in June.
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2020 SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

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Justina Hemperek
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution
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Tommy Gillespie
Director, Children's Programming
PBS
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Jennevie Olivieri
Manager, TV Co-Productions
Gaumont
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Darren Nartey
Senior Programme Acquisitions Executive
ITV
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Aubrey Clarke
Senior Programme Executive
BBC Children's
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Cathy Garland
Producer/Acquisitions, TRVL
Discovery, Inc.
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Phil Barnsdall-Thompson
SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America
Flame Distribution
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Adam Steinman
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Dylan Haskins
Commissioning Executive, Podcasts
BBC British Broadcasting Corp
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Melissa Campbell
Owner
Contentum Consulting & Management
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Craig D'Entrone
Executive Producer
Radical Media
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Jon Kamen
Chairman & CEO
RadicalMedia
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Jackie Pardy
Chief Content Officer
Super Channel
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Michele Stephenson
Co-Founder, Director, Producer
Rada Film Group
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Debbie Brown
Production Executive, Original Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Audrey Gardiner
Director, Content Acquisition
Netflix
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Ryan Chanatry
General Manager
Topic
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Christine Maestracci
Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
Quebecor Content
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Kristofer Updike
Senior Director, Development - Peacock
NBCUniversal
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Yeardley Smith
Co-Founder
Paperclip Ltd.
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Mike Farah
CEO
Funny Or Die
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Austin Denesuk
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
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Aron Levitz
Head of Wattpad Studios
Wattpad
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Yi Qiao
Director, Sales and Acquisitions, Drama
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Lisa Hamilton Daly
Director, Original Series
Netflix
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Ted Sarandos
Chief Content Officer
Netflix
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Bill Margol
Sr. Director, Programming & Development
PBS
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Danny Feldheim
SVP, Original Content
CBS All Access
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Martin Soudan
Director of Development, Fiction
SND Groupe M6
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Danielle Audette
Executive Director of Programming and Scheduling
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
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Paul Yanover
President
Fandango
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Dahvi Waller
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer (Mrs. America on FX on Hulu)
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Rob Kenneally
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
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Isabelle Pain
Head of Content, Prime Video Canada
Amazon Studios
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Pam Westman
President
Nelvana Ltd
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Unscripted Content
Blue Ant Media
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Samantha Linton
VP Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media
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Lisa Godfrey
VP, Original Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Andrew Johnson
Executive in Charge of Production, Original Content, Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Carlyn Staudt
EVP Love Nature Programming & Development
Love Nature
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Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Scripted and Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
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Kathryn Tyus-Adair
SVP of Original Programming
Starz Media LLC
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Rose Hughes
VP, Sales
Keshet International
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Krista Look
Director of Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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2019 SPEAKERS INCLUDED:

JEFFREY KATZENBERG
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Quibi
SARAH BARNETT
President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
AMC Network Entertainment
PAULA KERGER
President and CEO
PBS
PAUL FEIG
Director, Screenwriter, Actor and Activist
Feigco Entertainment
RANDY LENNOX
President
Bell Media
DOUG MURPHY
President and CEO
Corus Entertainment
CATHERINE TAIT
President and CEO
CBC/Radio-Canada
SANDRA STERN
President
Lionsgate Television Group
LOGAN BROWNING
Actress
Dear White People
BILL HADER
Actor, Creator, Director, Producer, Writer
Barry
JED MERCURIO
Showrunner
Bodyguard, Line of Duty
KRISTIN KREUK
Actress, Executive Producer
Burden of Truth
CHRIS REGINA
Director, Original Series Content Acquisition
Netflix
BRIE MIRANDA BRYANT
SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime
TONY TOMPSON
Drama Development Executive
Hulu
ISABELLE PAIN
Head of Content, Prime Video Canada
Amazon
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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED

Keep an eye out for our nominees announcement this spring!

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SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED

Stay tuned for the participant announcement of our 2020 cohort!

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SUBMISSIONS FOR COHORT 2 ARE NOW CLOSED

Stay tuned for the participant announcement!

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The festival brings together the top leaders in content creation, digital media and film and television production to discuss and examine the key issues facing our industry.

- Doug Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment

BANFF brings together the brightest minds and most innovative thinkers from across our industry.

- Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media and Chair of the Board, BANFF

This prestigious annual festival positions Canada front and centre on the global media stage.

- Kevin MacLellan, Former Chairman, Global Distribution & International, NBCUniversal
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