The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Rockie Awards International Program Competition. Hosted by one of Canada’s most popular comedic talents and YouTube personality Jasmeet Raina, the virtual edition of the Rockie Awards was streamed live celebrating excellence in television and digital media content from around the world.
The Rockie Awards International Program Competition is one of the largest awards programs of its kind, juried by an esteemed panel of 150 international industry professionals and covering all major genres. The Rockie Awards Grand Jury chooses the coveted Grand Jury Prize, selected from the top-scoring programs across the entire field of nominees.
The competition featured 142 nominations from 37 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, and The Netherlands.
Countries taking home top Rockies honours include:
UK: 11 awards
USA: 10 awards
Canada: 5 awards
Australia & France: 4 awards each
International Program Competition winners include:
Drama Series: English Language
Sid Gentle Films Limited, BBC America (UK)
Comedy Series: English Language
The Flight Attendant
Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions, Warner Bros. Television (USA)
I May Destroy You
Various Artists Ltd, FALKNA Ltd, HBO (UK)
Drama Series: Non-English Language
Filmlance International AB, SVT, Film Capital Stockholm (SWEDEN)
Comedy Series: Non-English Language
Gaumont, Amazon Studios (ARGENTINA, CHILE, USA)
Live Action: Children
Epic Films, ABC Australia (AUSTRALIA)
Live Action: Youth
War Stories (Oorlog-Stories)
EO Broadcasting, Stepping Stones Productions (THE NETHERLANDS)
Competition Series & Game Shows
Leftfield Pictures for History (USA)
Filthy Rich & Homeless
Blackfella Films, SBS (AUSTRALIA)
Love on the Spectrum
Northern Pictures, Netflix (AUSTRALIA)
Kelly&Kelly, Al Jazeera Podcasts, Audible (CANADA, QATAR, UK)
Where Is George Gibney?
Second Captains for BBC Sounds (IRELAND, UK, USA)
History & Biography
Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Associated Producers Ltd., Cornelia Street Productions, UppiTV, Anonymous Content, EPIX (CANADA, UK)
Science & Technology
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Possible Worlds, LLC in association with Fox for National Geographic (USA)
The Last Dance
Mandalay Sports Media Production, NBAEntertainment, ESPN Films, Netflix (USA)
Roald & Beatrix, the Tail of the Curious Mouse
Hartswood Films, Sky Studios (UK)
Program of the Year
Winner: It’s a Sin, Red Production Company For Channel 4 and HBO Max in association with All3Media International (UK)
Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content
Winner: Happily Married (C’est comme ça que je t’aime), Cineflix Media, Casablanca Productions, Ici Tou.tv (CANADA)
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.
Winner: Brazen (Culottées), Silex Films, France Télévisions (FRANCE)
The Francophone Prize is awarded to the jury’s highest-scoring French-language video submission.
Grand Jury Prize
Winner: I May Destroy You, Various Artists Ltd, FALKNA Ltd, HBO (UK)
The Grand Jury Prize recognizes the “best in show” from all Rockies International Program Competition winning entries.