29th Annual Banff World Television Award Winners Announced



    BANFF, AB, June 10 /CNW/ - Winners of the 29th Banff World Television
Awards, presented in partnership with E! Everything Entertainment, were
announced last night at the 29th edition of the Banff World Television
Festival, which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta,
Canada, June 8 - 11, 2008. Kim Cattrall was on hand to receive the
NBC Universal Award of Distinction, and producer Jon Plowman accepted the
Lifetime Achievement Award. The Grand Prize was given to "White Light/Black
Rain: The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki".
    For a full list of Nominees go to www.banff2008.com

    
                  2008 Banff World Television Award Winners
    

    Children's Programs - In partnership with DECODE/halifaxfilm/Studio B -
    DHX Media Companies
    How the Gimquat Found Her Song
    Producer: Trace Pictures/Oz Media
    Country: Canada

    Animation Programs - In partnership with: KBS (Korean Broadcasting
    System)
    Charlie and Lola Series 3: I can dance like a dancer
    Producer: Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd.
    For: Cbeebies
    Country: UK

    Youth Programs - In partnership with Shaftesbury The Baby Borrowers on
    Holiday
    Producer: Love Productions
    Country: UK

    Lifestyle Programs and Light Information - In partnership with
    Searchlight
    How to Look Good Naked
    Producer: Maverick
    For: Channel 4
    Country: UK

    Reality Format Programs - In partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada
    Intervention
    Producer: GRB Entertainment in association with A&E Television Network
    For: A&E Television Network
    Country: USA

    Arts Documentaries - In partnership with The Banff Centre
    What Remains: Life and Work of Sally Mann (Cinemax Reel Life)
    Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Stick Figure
    Productions, BBC, and Cactus Three
    Country: USA

    Performance Programs - In partnership with CTV Television Inc.
    Car Men
    Producer: NPS/ARTE/ESKa Televize
    For: NPS
    Country: Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany

    Interactive Program Enhancements - In partnership with Hewlett-Packard
    (Canada) Co.
    Odd Job Jack
    Producer: Smiley Guy Studios
    Country: Canada

    Internet Only Programs - In partnership with: Alberta Film, Calgary
    Economic Development, Edmonton Tourism - Edmonton Film Commission NFB
    Filmmaker in residence
    Producer: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
    Country: Canada

    Mobile Programs & Enhancements - In partnership with Penguin Films The
    Border: Interactive
    Producer: White Pine Pictures with Stitch Media
    For: CBC
    Country: Canada

    Comedies - In partnership with Just for Laughs
    Extras: Episode 9 - Daniel Radcliffe Producer: BBC and HBO Entertainment
    Country: UK, US

    Lifetime Achievement
    Jon Plowman, Producer

    Social & Humanitarian Programs - In partnership with: History Makers:
    Summit of International History and Current Affairs Producers
    Jerusalem is Proud to Present
    Producer: Bador Productions in association with Yona Production
    For: Chennel 8-Noga Communications & Channel 2- Keshet
    Country: Israel

    Political Documentaries - In partnership with Documentary Organization of
    Canada Iron Ladies of Liberia
    Producer: Just Media in association with Gabriel Films and Independent
    Television Service (ITUS) and Steps International.
    For: ARTE
    Country: Liberia, USA, South Africa, Denmark

    History & Biography Programs - In partnership with Rogers Communications
    Inc.
    White Light/Black Rain: The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Farallon Films
    Country: USA

    Investigative & Current Affairs Programs - In partnership with: A&E
    Television Networks Dispatches: Meeting the Taliban
    Producer: October Films
    For: Channel 4
    Country: UK

    NHK Best Asian Program - In partnership with NHK (Japan Broadcasting
    Corporation)
    White Light/Black Rain: The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Farallon Films
    Country: USA

    Popular Science & Technology Programs - In partnership with SAIT
    Polytechnic My Brilliant Brain
    Producer: Windfall Films In association with FIVE
    For: National Geographic Channels International
    Country: UK/USA

    Environmental Programs - In partnership with Canwest
    The Human Foot Print
    Producer: Touch Prods
    For: E4 (Channel 4)
    Country: UK

    Wildlife & Natural History Programs - In partnership with WGBH
    Four Wings and a Prayer
    Producer: Primitive Entertainment Inc. in association with Filmes a
    Trois, The National Film Board of Canada, and NHK
    For: The Documentary Channel
    Country: Canada, France, Japan

    Best Canadian Program - In partnership with Playback
    Ghosts of the Yangtze (Up the Yangtze)
    Producer: EyeSteelFilms in association with National Film Board of Canada
    For: National Geographic Channels International
    Country: China, USA, Canada

    Best Canadian Program - In partnership with Playback
    The Real Superhumans and the Quest for the Future Fantastic
    Producer: Bird Plane Productions Inc. in association with Proper
    Television Inc.
    For: Discovery Channel
    Country: Canada

    Telenovela & Serial Programs - In partnership with Shure Incorporated
    Turkish for Beginners: Season 2
    Producer: Hofmann &Voges Entertaiment GmbH
    For: ARD / BR
    Country: Germany

    Made-for-TV Movies - In partnership with Sony of Canada Ltd. Stuart, A
    Life Backwards
    Producer: Neal Street Productions
    For: BBC/HBO
    Country: UK

    Mini-Series - In partnership with Deluxe Vancouver / Toronto
    Cranford
    Producer: BBC Drama Production / WGBH Boston in association with
    Chestermead Ltd.
    Country: UK, US

    Continuing Series - In partnership with the Independent Production Fund
    Skins Producer: Company Pictures
    For: E4 (Channel 4)
    Country: UK

    Special Jury - Best Documentary
    Iron Ladies of Liberia
    Producer: Just Media in association with Gabriel Films and Independent
    Television Service (ITUS) and Steps International.
    For ARTE
    Country: Liberia, USA, South Africa, Denmark

    Special Jury - Feature Length Documentary
    What Remains: Life and Work of Sally Mann (Cinemax Reel Life)
    Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Stick Figure
    Productions, BBC, and Cactus Three
    Country: USA

    Special Jury - Best Drama:
    Stuart, A Life Backwards
    Producer: Neal Street Productions
    For: BBC/HBO
    Country: UK

    Special Jury - Best Entertainment
    Extras: Episode 9 - Daniel Radcliffe Producer: BBC and HBO Entertainment
    Country: UK, US

    Special Jury - Best Overall
    Top Gear
    Producer: BBC
    Country: UK

    Special Jury - Best Overall
    51st Birch St.
    Producer: Copacetic Pictures New York in Association with HBO, ZDF, and
    ARTE
    Country: US, Germany

    NBC Universal Canada Award of Distinction
    Kim Cattrall
    Grand Prize
    White Light/Black Rain: The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Farallon Films
    Country: USA

    The Banff World Television Festival is a not-for-profit event produced by
Achilles Media Ltd., an international events management company serving the
television and digital media industries. Achilles Media Ltd. events include:
History Makers: International Summit of History & Current Affairs Producers,
nextMEDIA events, Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) and NATPE Mobile++. For
more information, visit http://www.achillesmedia.com. The Banff World
Television Festival takes place June 8-11 amid the spectacular Canadian
Rockies at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada. To register, please
visit www.banff2008.com





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