Years running: 42 (since 1979)

Banff International TV Festival

International TV Festival in Canada.


The Banff Television Festival is an annual forum owned by a not-for-profit foundation and produced for the benefit of the community it serves. Each year Canadian specialists gather here, but also numerous independent American producers and representatives from Asia and Europe in order to exchange detailed information about programs, new concepts and ideas. The seminars and forums focus on the discussion of new concepts and formats, their financing and sales chances.


  • Animation Programs,
  • Arts Documentary,
  • Children's Programs,
  • Comedies,
  • Continuing Series,
  • Family and Youth Programs,
  • Feature Length Documentaries,
  • History and Biography Programs,
  • Information Programs & Current Affairs Programs,
  • Lifestyle Programs,
  • Made-for-TV-Movies,
  • Mini-Series,
  • Popular Science & Natural History,
  • Performance Programs,
  • Social & Political Documentaries,
  • Sports Programs,
  • Unscripted Entertainment Programs.


Your program is eligible for the 2020 Rockie Awards Program Competition if the entry’s first release was between January 1st, 2018 –  February 16th, 2019 (no earlier than Jan. 1st, 2018 and no later than February 16th, 2019).

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director of Production & Program Competition
Mr. Georges Leclere 

Mr. Robert Montgomery, CEO




Official website


Phone: 416-408-2300 x237

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    April 24, 2020
  • Event dates
    14 — 17 June 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — C$1,495
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