Celebrating Non-Fiction At The BANFF World Media Awards
This year, the Rockies feature a range of categories devoted to celebrating Non-Fiction productions, including History & Biography Programs, Investigative & Current Affairs Programs, Documentary-Style Reality Programs, and many more. Click here for a full list of categories.
The winners will be announced at a special Non-Fiction Awards ceremony during the Festival, which is attended by some of the biggest names in the international broadcast and digital industries.
The deadline for entries is Friday, February 18th. Click here for more information and to enter.
That's A Wrap!
After months of hard work, it's hard to believe that History Makers 2011 is already over! It was incredible three days in New York City, full of inspiring sessions, constructive dialogue, and a lot of fun.
The positive response to our new partnership with nextMEDIA was overwhelming, and we look forward to offering compelling programming focusing on both digital and traditional broadcasting in the years to come.
Our fantastic photographer took plenty of amazing shots throughout the summit. Head to our Flickr channel to check out the photos and post some of your own.
Thanks again for a great event. See you soon!
Announcing The 2011 History Makers Awards Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 History Makers Awards! After an extremely difficult selection process, our Final Awards Jury has chosen seven productions that have made an outstanding impact on Factual program making this year.
A big congratulations to all of our nominees and winners for an excellent showing at this year's Awards!
Click here to see the winners of the 2011 History Makers Awards.
History Makers Goes Mobile
The History Makers Mobile Site is online! With the new mobile site, you'll be able to access many of our website's features on the go, including:
- An mobile-optimized version of the conference schedule
- History Makers.Connect, allowing you to review our delegate list and get in contact through our secure messaging service
- Live coverage of the event
Join the conversation on Twitter using the #History2011 hashtag, and be sure to follow @History2011 for the latest info and updates about the summit.
New York And 9/11
With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks approaching, History Makers 2011 features an in-depth session exploring some of the most interesting recent documentary approaches to this calamity.
Nicole Rittenmeyer’s 102 Minutes that Changed the World is well known to many delegates. She will walk delegates through the making of a program that plunged her into a world of images from many sources, immersing her and her audience in New York’s reaction to the disaster.
Rebuilding Ground Zero is a six and a half hour series by KPI Productions for Discovery. Christo Doyle, the EP from Discovery and Chris Cassel, the series' Writer and Director at KPI, will be onhand to show clips and discuss the special problems of this complicated, highly sensitive project.
With History Makers 2011 just a week away, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of the amazing people who will be participating in this year's summit. Here are just a couple of the industry leaders slated to join us next week in New York.
Spencer Baim is the Chief Strategic Officer of Vice Media and founder of VIRTUE, VICE's in-house creative agency. Since 2007 he has helped expand VICE into a leading international global youth brand with offices in over 27 countries. Spencer steers the direction of VICE's core entities including Motherboard, The Creators Project, and VICE's online television network, VBS.TV. VBS.TV has become an industry leader in creating and distributing high-quality original content, and in 2010 launched a content sharing partnership with CNN.
Catch Spencer's History Makers keynote presentation, VICE Magazine: From Guerilla Journalism to a Far-Reaching Content Empire, on Thursday morning.
David McKillop was appointed Senior Vice President, Development and Programming, for HISTORY in April 2007. David also serves as the Executive Producer of HISTORY's top series, including Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers, American Pickers, Ax Men and Top Gear. He also is an Executive Producer of numerous acclaimed and top-rated HISTORY specials, including the Emmy award-winning 102 Minutes that Changed America, WWII in HD, Life After People, JFK: 3 Shots that Changed America and the award-winning, critically-acclaimed, highly rated America the Story of Us.
David joins broadcast leaders from around the world to deliver a forward-looking assessment of the Factual industry in The Next Big Thing: International Broadcasters Panel.