Banff World Television Festival announces 2010 “Rockie” award winners

The 31st Banff World Television Festival (BANFF) and nextMEDIA are pleased to announce this year’s Banff World Television Award winners, in the fiction categories:


1)     Animation: Le Printemps de Melie/ Molly in Springtime, National Film Board of Canada in association with Folimage, PIWI, Divertissement Subsequence Inc – Canada

2)     Comedy Programs: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Table Read, HBO Entertainment , Home Box Office – USA

3)     Music & Variety Programs or Series: Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra, Glassbox Productions, BBC – United Kingdom


1)     Children’s Programs (2+): The Yellow House, Pausefilm, Danish Television, DR1 – Denmark

2)     Youth Programs (13+): TeenNick HALO Awards, Nickelodeon, TeenNick – USA


1)     Continuing Series & Serial Programs: In Treatment, Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment  Home Box Office – USA

2)     Made-for-TV-Movies: London River, 3B Productions in association with ARTE France, ARTE France – France

3)     Mini-Series: Flesh and Bones (Van Vlees en bloed), Woestijnvis, VRT – Belgium

4)     Soap Operas: Where is Elisa?, TVN, TVN – Chile

5)     Telenovelas: Cats Cradle, TV Globo, TV Globo – Brazil


1)     Divertissement: Tout le monde en parle, Avanti Ciné Vidéo, Le gars de la TV, Les productions Jacques K Primeau et Radio-Canada, Radio-Canada – Canada

2)     Fiction: Musee Eden, Les Productions Sovimage, Radio-Canada – Canada

3)     Jeunesse: La joute junior, Avanti Ciné Vidéo, Télé-Quebec – Canada


“The Rockies have become one of the highest, global accolades in the television industry,” says Georges Leclere, executive producer of the Banff World Television Awards. “Tonight’s winners represent the very best in creativity and innovation, from the world’s best television programs, and we couldn’t be more delighted with their success.”

Chosen from 900 entries from more than 43 countries, the Banff World Television Awards, also known as the “Rockies”, is one of the world’s most prestigious events celebrating outstanding work by international TV creators responsible for the continuing evolution and originality in the industry. All the nominees were announced earlier this year at the MIPTV broadcast and digital media conference in Cannes, France.

Equally exciting, BANFF has seen a 13% increase in submissions this year, attesting to the continued popularity and importance of the awards.

The BANFF organizers designated 68 jury panels from over 30 countries around the world to select Rockie Award nominees in each of the 34 categories. There will be 5 separate award ceremonies for winners from each of these 34 categories, culminating in the Banff World Television Awards on June 15, 2010.

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