The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has announced the winners of the 2022 Rockie Awards International Program Competition.
Juried by a panel of 150 international industry professionals, awards were presented in 28 categories spanning Documentary & Factual, Arts & Entertainment, Children & Youth, Scripted, and Podcast.
The $25,000 Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content was awarded to Antica Productions for feature length documentary, Captive, while the Prix Francophone (Francophone Prize) recognized Pixcom and Quebecor Content television miniseries Audrey est revenue (Audrey’s Back).
Among the other Canadian winners were AMI series Employable Me, which won in the Best Lifestyle Program category, and A Nation and Her Mother, which features a Métis poem performed by Janelle Wookey (Wookey Films) and was broadcast as part of APTN’s Indigenous Day Live 2021 programming. It won Best Short Non-Fiction Program.
Rebekah Miskin, the Toronto-based actress and writer behind web series, Night Owl, was honoured with this year’s Emerging Artist Prize, awarded to the jury’s highest-scoring short fiction or short non-fiction video submission that was not funded by a streamer or network.
International winners included Friends: The Reunion (Best Comedy & Variety Program), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Best Competition Series), British police procedural Vigil, as well as discovery+ Introducing, Selma Blair (Best Arts & Culture Program) which chronicles the actress’ battle with MS.
Best Comedy & Variety Program
Friends: The Reunion
HBO Max, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions, Bright, Kauffman, Crane Productions (USA)
Best in Competition Series & Game Shows
RuPaul’s Drag Race
World of Wonder, VH1 (USA)
The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet
Studio Silverback, BBC, Discovery Channel (USA, UK)
Best Lifestyle Program
Thomas Howe Associations (CANADA)
Best Reality Series
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Electus LLC, National Geographic (USA)
Best in Animation: Children
Netflix, 9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Karma’s World Entertainment (USA, CANADA, IRELAND)
Best in Animation: Preschool
Sixteen South, Letko (UK, POLAND)
Best in Animation: Youth
The Case (La custodia)
Graphilm Entertainment, Rai Ragazzi (ITALY)
Best in Interactive Content: Children
CBC Kids Tokyo 2020 Olympic Website
CBC Kids, Hypersurge (CANADA)
Best in Live Action: Children
Short Form, BBC (UK)
Best in Live Action: Youth
Six Degrees (Six Degrés)
Encore Télévision (CANADA)
Best Arts & Culture Program
Introducing, Selma Blair
Discovery+, LD Entertainment, Liddell Entertainment (USA)
Best Crime & Investigative Program
Miracle Fishing: Kidnapped Abroad
Three-three-four, XTR, Kilometric Productions, Discovery+ (USA)
Best Environmental & Wildlife Program
Plimsoll Productions (UK)
Best History & Biography
Top Hat, BBC, Keshet (UK)
Best Non-Fiction Podcast
Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 Live, George the Poet (UK)
Best Science & Technology Program
Own The Room
National Geographic Documentary Film, Saville Productions (USA)
Best Short Non-Fiction Program
A Nation and Her Mother
Animiki See Digital Production Inc, Media RendezVous, Wookey Films Inc, APTN (CANADA)
Best Social Issues & Current Affairs Program
Dying to Divorce
Dying to Divorce Ltd, Aldeles, Tigerlily Productions, Freak Productions (UK, NORWAY)
Best Sports Documentary
National Geographic Documentary Films, Lightbox, Wilderpeople Productions (USA)
Best Comedy Series: English Language
We Are Lady Parts
Working Title Television, Universal International Studios, Universal Studio Group (UK)
Best Comedy Series: Non-English Language
Rubicon TV AS (NORWAY, FRANCE)
Best Drama Series: English Language
World Productions (UK)
Best Drama Series: Non-English Language
Profile Pictures, HBO Max (DENMARK, CANARY ISLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, UK)
Best Feature Length Film
The Forge, Channel 4, All3Media International (UK)
Best Limited Series
HBO, SISTER, South of the River Pictures, Sky Studios (USA, UK)
Best Fiction Podcast
Princess Pictures, Audible (AUSTRALIA)
Best Short Fiction Program
Sommerhaus Serien GmbH, VICE Media GmbH, Unframed Productions GmbH, SWR, BR (GERMANY)
Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content
Antica Productions (CANADA)
Prix Francophone (Francophone Prize)
Audrey est revenue (Audrey’s Back)
Pixcom, Quebecor Content (CANADA)
Emerging Talent Prize
Rebekah Miskin (Night Owl)
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