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  • Over 50 international buyers and decision makers have already signed on to take meetings in our networking program

    Our signature Speed Meetings and Coffee With, as well as NEW 1:1 and group networking formats will provide exclusive opportunities for creators and producers to meet with development executives, distributors, agents and content funders.

    PLUS on our new virtual event platform there are UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES to chat and set up meetings in your own private video screening room.

    Here are just a few content execs and decision makers taking part in BANFF 2021

    Executives at BANFF 2021

    VIEW ALL CONFIRMED 2021 SPEAKERS

    Other companies already confirmed for BANFF 2021 include BBC, CNN, Discovery, M6, MGM Studios, Netflix, National Geographic, Quebecor, Starz, Super RTL, Warner Bros. Television, YLE, ZDF and more.

    BANFF is the industry's best opportunity for creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading international development executives, distributors, agents and industry decision makers who can move your TV or digital project into development and onto greenlight.

  • CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott to give a keynote on BANFF's Opening Day

    CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott

    The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce that CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott, will speak on BANFF 2021's opening day Monday, June 14, with a virtual keynote session as the Festival launches MARKETPLACE WEEK (June 14-18) followed by a month of curated online programming.

    "I am pleased to help kick off the world-renowned BANFF festival. In these unprecedented times, we've come to appreciate even more the importance of Canada's high-quality broadcasting and production industries. While we must all adapt to significant changes, including proposed legislative changes that aim to make the broadcasting system more inclusive, this is nevertheless an exciting time for all those involved in the field. I'm certain the festival as a whole will reflect this enthusiasm and I look forward to contributing to this ongoing dialogue," stated Ian Scott, the CRTC' Chairperson and CEO.

    With delegates from more than 50 countries, BANFF attracts the world's top creators, producers, showrunners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies. The 2021 edition of the Festival is poised to build on the success of last year's virtual event, with a purpose-built online platform that will connect the global media industry to ignite new projects and support business development.

    "Chairperson Scott's keynote session at the Festival comes at a pivotal time of critical examination and foundational change for the Canadian and international media industry," said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director, Banff World Media Festival. "As the place for candid conversations that effect action and point the way forward, we are thrilled to host the head of the CRTC at BANFF 2021."

    In addition to its Festival programming and marketplace, BANFF continues to deliver important fellowships and initiatives including The BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media, supported by the Government of Canada which empowers Canadian women entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own sustainable businesses within the screen-based industries as well as the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative, a program that jumpstarts and accelerates the careers of up to 100 Black, Indigenous and people of colour producers and creators.

  • Meet, Screen, Pitch, Enlighten & Socialize

    From June 14-18, BANFF's new online experience will bring the global industry together in real time for MARKETPLACE WEEK.

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    Speed Meetings, Coffee With, new 1:1 and group networking will provide exclusive opportunities for creators and producers to meet with development executives, distributors, agents and content funders. PLUS on our new platform there are unlimited opportunities to chat and set up meetings in your own private video screening room.

    BANFF 2021 Decision Makers

    See more industry decision makers taking part in BANFF 2021 HERE

  • We’re proud to introduce our 2021 Content Advisory Board

    This year's advisors are an esteemed group of international industry leaders who will work with our content team to help guide programming for this year's Festival.

    BANFF 2021 Content Advisory Board

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