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Banff World Television Festival

The Banff World Television Festival is the world's most important television content creation event. Now in its 26th year, this annual forum is dedicated to the development of business and creative opportunities for those in television programming and new media industry. In addition to honouring excellence in international television, the Festival provides a global platform for networking, discussion and debate, and explores current issues and challenges within the industry.

This year's Festival takes place June 12 - 15, 2005, at the Fairmont Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies, and will draw television professionals from around the world. Features will include provocative seminars, inspiring Master Classes, unique pitching opportunities and more.

The Festival combines a prestigious international program competition, the Banff Rockie Awards, with a comprehensive conference agenda. Within this marketplace of ideas, co-production deals are secured and advanced, new business relationships are formed and future trends in the industry are identified and examined.

Banff Television Festival Foundation

The Banff Television Festival Foundation has a mandate to recognize, develop, celebrate and encourage excellence in television programming within Canada and around the world. A not-for-profit organization, the Banff Television Festival Foundation owns the Banff World Television Festival which is produced by Achilles Media Ltd. in conjunction with Foundation's Board of Directors. Funding for the Festival comes from a wide variety of sources in Canada and around the world, including broadcasters, industry sponsors, public agencies, government, independent producers, and a host of other supporters.

Achilles Media Ltd.

Achilles Media is a management organization for the Banff World Television Festival, and also manages the World Congress of History Producers and nextMEDIA - The International Interactive Media Festival. Achilles Media undertakes the organization of prime international events as well as training and development opportunities for content creators and other professionals in the television and new media industries. Our team of professionals combines creative event management with industry expertise. The focus of Achilles Media is to develop and support current and future leaders of our industry worldwide.

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