From Halifax to Vancouver, 30 newly-minted CTV Fellows are getting set to attend the Banff World Television Festival, which opens on June 12. CTV Fellowships, inaugurated in 1988 and sponsored by CTV, are awarded to emerging Canadian television professionals and are emblematic of CTV's continuing commitment to professional development in the Canadian television industry.
"Each year, the Fellows bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas that enrich the Festival and the Canadian television community as a whole," said Robert Montgomery, CEO of the Banff World Television Festival. "We are delighted to be welcoming such a talented and deserving group of emerging professionals."
A CTV Fellowship is intended to encourage professional development in the television industry. It includes registration for the Banff World Television Festival with admission to all seminars, workshops, on-demand screenings and official social events as well as return air transportation. Recipients also benefit from professional mentoring, designed to help them understand and take advantage of the networking opportunities that the Festival represents. Over 110 applications for CTV Fellowships were received this year. The 30 successful applicants were chosen by a three-member adjudication committee. The Fellowship program is administered by the Banff World Television Festival. A complete list of this year's CTV Fellows is attached.
The Banff World Television Festival will take place June 12 - 15, 2005, at the Fairmont Banff Springs amid the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. For complete details and to register, go to www.banff2005.com.
CTV Fellowship Recipients 2005
A total of 30 CTV Fellowships were awarded to enable emerging television professionals to attend the 26th Banff World Television Festival. Of those, 22 were selected "at large" by an adjudication committee reviewing applications from across the country. Judgments were based on (in order of priority) the projects that applicants proposed to bring to the Banff World Television Festival, the plans presented to take advantage of the professional resources available at BANFF, and the need for financial assistance to attend the Festival. The successful applicants were:
Ryan J. Noth
An additional eight CTV Fellowships were awarded, by special arrangement, to the graduates of the Canadian Film Centre's CTV Prime Time Television Resident Program, a three-month, intensive training program modeled on a real story department and run by top television showrunners. The 2005 Prime Time residents are:
About The Banff World Television Festival
The Banff World Television Festival is owned by the Banff Television Festival Foundation and is produced by Achilles Media Ltd. on behalf of the Foundation's Board of Directors and Board of Governors. The Foundation's Board of Governors is international in scope and represents the crème de la crème of producers and broadcasters. Achilles Media is a management organization for some of the world's leading television and new media industry events including the Banff World Television Festival, the World Congress of History Producers and nextMEDIA - The International Interactive Media Festival scheduled for June 10 - 12 also in Banff, Canada.