From a media release:
The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Rockie Awards International Program Competition. Hosted by Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen of the award-winning Canadian sketch comedy Baroness von Sketch Show, the virtual edition of the Rockie Awards International Program Competition was streamed live celebrating excellence in television and digital media content from around the world.
One of the largest awards programs of its kind and juried by an esteemed panel of 150 international industry professionals, the Rockie Awards International Program Competition presented awards in twenty-six (26) categories spanning Documentary & Factual, Arts & Entertainment, Children & Youth, Scripted and Podcast. In addition, special gala awards were presented including Innovative Producer Award, A+E Inclusion Award, Canadian Award of Distinction, Francophone Prize, $25,000 Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content and the Grand Jury Prize.
The competition featured 128 nominations from 35 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, China and Switzerland.
International Program Competition winners include:
Drama Series: English Language
BBC, HBO, Lookout Point
Comedy Series: English Language
all3media, BBC Three, Two Brothers Pictures
HBO, Sister, Sky Atlantic, The Mighty Mint, Word Games
Lithuania, UK, Ukraine, USA
Drama Series: Non-English Language
BBC Two, Netflix, Sister
Comedy Series: Non-English Language
ARTE France, Netflix
Children & Youth Fiction Series
ABC iview, ABC ME, Australian Children’s Foundation, Northern Pictures
Accessible Media Inc., all3media, Thomas Howe Associates Inc.
Comedy & Variety Program
Baroness von Sketch Show
CBC, Frantic Films
Science & Technology Program
Muck Media, National Geographic, Univision
History & Biography Program
Image Nation, Itinerant Media, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald
Docusoap & Docuseries
Who Are You Calling Fat?
BBC, Love Productions
Sci-Fi & Genre-Based Series
His Dark Materials
Bad Wolf, BBC, HBO
Canada, UK, USA
Podcast of the Year
This Sounds Serious
Innovative Producer Award
Winner: Wattpad Studios
The Innovative Producer Award recognizes the entrepreneurial excellence and achievements of an independent producer in TV/digital media.
A+ E Inclusion Award
Winner: Niecy Nash
The A+E Inclusion Award is presented in recognition of visionary work in media that champions and reflects the diversity of the world in which we live.
Canadian Award of Distinction
Winner: Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor, Jennifer Whalen & Meredith MacNeill of Baroness von Sketch Show
For the first time, this year the award is presented to a group whose body of work exemplifies outstanding achievement in the entertainment industry.
Winner: MAMMOUTH 2019
The Francophone Prize is awarded to the jury’s highest-scoring French-language video submission.
Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content
Winner: Baroness von Sketch Show
The $25,000 Rogers Prize is awarded to the highest-scoring Canadian program or property in the Rockies International Program Competition across two rounds of independent jury review.
Grand Jury Prize
The Grand Jury Prize recognizes the “best in show” from all Rockies International Program Competition winning entries.