NETWORKING

NETWORKING

BANFF’S NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDE UNPARALLELED ACCESS TO DECISION MAKERS AND INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Just because we are not physically together doesn’t mean we can’t make meaningful industry connections. Meet face to face from the comfort of your office or home, listen and ask questions in intimate sessions with showrunners and directors, enjoy a beverage with executives and buyers, or even pitch your project. We make it all possible.

These networking opportunities are available exclusively with the MARKETPLACE PASS.

Information on sessions that require advance sign-up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.


BANFFXchange

*The all NEW BANFFXchange launches soon!

Showcase your work. Discover new projects and partners. Connect with others, and book networking meetings. It’s all here to keep you connected at the event – on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

BANFFXchange will also feature a new virtual lounge providing delegates with the opportunity to network and move freely between virtual tables for a life-like interactive experience.

SPEED MEETINGS

*Advance sign-up is required via lottery.

BANFF’s Speed Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates. You may submit for the chance to meet up to three (3) Speed Meeting hosts through the lottery-style system.

NEW! PITCHING PARTNERS

*Advance sign-up is required via lottery.

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates. You may submit for the chance to meet three (3) Pitching Partners hosts, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Coffee/Cocktails WITH

*Advance sign-up is required via lottery.

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates. You may submit for the chance to meet up to two Coffee/Cocktails With hosts through the lottery-style system.

NEW! SHOWRUNNER SCREEN TIME

*Advance sign-up is required via lottery.

Sit down and get creative with some of the brightest minds in the business. Don’t miss this opportunity to break a story or deconstruct a scene with one of the industry’s top showrunners and a small group of BANFF delegates.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates. You may submit for the chance to meet one (1) Showrunner Screen Time host, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

An intimate six-person ½-hour new session with top showrunners. Talk inspiration, creative challenges, or get inside how they run their writer’s rooms

NEW! FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

*Advance sign-up is required via lottery.

Go inside the mind of renowned directors. This session format gives you the opportunity to meet virtually with a director as they break down a recent piece of work and share industry advice with a small group of BANFF delegates.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates. You may submit for the chance to meet one (1) From the Director’s Chair host, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

30 Minutes With

*Open to all MARKETPLACE pass holders.

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.

NEW! MEET AN EXPERT

*Advance sign-up is required on a first-come, first-served basis.

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates. You may submit for two (2) Meet an Expert sessions; however, during this session you have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).

NEW! PITCH DOCTORS

*Advance sign-up is required on a first-come, first-served basis.

Perfect your pitch! In these 15-minute consultation sessions, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them to maximize their impact.

Sign-up dates will be posted and communicated to all registered delegates.

Speed Networking

*No advance sign-up is required.

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for five-minute speed meetings. These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period. Keep an eye on the agenda for designated Speed Networking blocks for different groups and genres of programming.

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