2016 ROCKIE AWARD PROGRAM COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Banff June 13, 2016-
The Banff World Media Festival (BWMF) announced winners of the annual Rockie Awards today at their flagship Program Competition that celebrates excellence in TV and digital content from around the world, during a special Awards ceremony held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The BBC was a big winner, taking home 4 Rockie Awards. The BBC’s Rockie wins were for Stick Man in the Animation category, Sleeping Lions in the Children & Youth Fiction Series category (in partnership with David & Goliath and Libra Television for BBC), My Jihad in the Digital Fiction Series category and Shark in the Environmental & Wildlife Program category.
Canadian programs shined at this year’s Rockies with the host country scoring 6 Award winners:
Carmilla from Shaftsbury/Smokebomb winning the Brand Content category; Mon ex à Moi (Dumped!) from Avanti Ciné Vidéo winning the Comedy Series category: Pour Sarah (For Sarah) from Encore Télévision and Duo Productions winning the Francophone Program category; The Wanted 18 from Intuitive Pictures winning the History & Biography Program category; and The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor from All Play, No Work winning the Interactive Content for Kids & Youth category.
Over 40 countries participated in this year’s competition. The Awards honor excellence in 23 categories across drama, comedy, children’s, documentary, factual, digital and more. The Rockie Awards Program Competition Luncheon was hosted by Matthew Rodrigues, host and producer of POPSUGAR and Hilton's new uplifting travel series, Find Your Happy. The luncheon was sponsored by. Telefilm Canada, Thunderbird Films, Lionsgate, Rogers, The Canadian Media Fund, Air Canada, Eye on Canada, The Calgary Film Centre, Triangle Post, Jet Music, Deluxe and The Banff Centre.
The Jury Grand Prize finalists will be announced today at 5pm UTC via the Banff World Media Festival’s website and the winner will be unveiled tomorrow night during the Rockies Gala (June 14th at 7pm).
Below is the complete list of the Rockie Awards Program Competition winners:
CATEGORY, PROGRAM, COUNTRY, COMPANY
Animation: Stick Man-UK-BBC
Arts & Performance Program: The Adventurers of Modern Art -France-Silex
Films / ARTE France / Financière Pinault
Brand Content: Carmilla-Canada-Shaftsbury/Smokebomb
Children & Youth Fiction Series: Sleeping Lions-UK-Libra Television,
David & Goliath for BBC
Children & Youth Nonfiction Series: Teacher X-Taiwan-Public Television Service Foundation
Comedy Series: Mon ex à moi (Dumped!)-Canada-Avanti Ciné Vidéo
Digital Fiction Series: My Jihad-UK-BBC
Digital Nonfiction Series: Children Deported-Norway-Flimmer Film
Drama Series: Line of Separation - The Morning After The War-Germany-
Wiedemann & Berg Television GmbH & Co. KG
Environmental & Wildlife Program: Shark-UK-BBC
Francophone Program: Pour Sarah (For Sarah)-Canada-Encore Télévision and Duo production
History & Biography Program: The Wanted 18-Canada-Intuitive Pictures
Interactive Content: Sons of Gallipoli-Canada-Jam3
Interactive Content for Kids & Youth: The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood
Manor-Canada-All Play, No Work
Lifestyle Program: The Great Meal-South Korea-Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Melodrama Series: Grey's Anatomy-USA-ABC Studios
Music, Performance & Variety Program: Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live!-USA-Sundance Productions
Pre-School Program: Justin Time: Canada-Guru Studio
Reality Program: Shark Tank-USA-Sony Pictures Television
Science & Technology Program: Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail-Australia-Genepool Productions
Sci-Fi, Action & Fantasy Series: Game of Thrones-USA-HBO
Social & Investigation Program : Agorá - From Democracy To the Market-Greece-Small Planet
Television Movie: Snowy Path-South Korea-Korean Broadcasting System
The Rockie Awards are one of the world’s largest Program Competitions. The program’s industry jury features more than 350 professionals and leaders from around the world working in the entertainment and media arenas. Categories include: Animation, Art and Performance Program, Brand Content, Children & Digital Youth Fiction Series, Children & Youth Nonfiction Series, Comedy Series, Digital Fiction Series, Digital Nonfiction Series, Drama Series, Environmental & Wildlife Program, Francophone Program, History & Biography Program, Interactive Content, Interactive Content for Kids & Youth, Lifestyle Program, Melodrama Series, Music, performance & Variety Program, Pre-School Program, Reality Program, Science & Technology Program, Sci-fi, Action & Fantasy Program, and Television Movie.
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