Radio & Television

BANFF 2022: In-person festival returns from pandemic with highest attendance ever

By Bill Roberts BANFF – From touchdown at Calgary International Airport, there were strong hints that this is going to be a different Banff World Media Festival (BWMF). Climbing aboard the Banff Airporter transit to head into the Rockies, the group chatter was not about who won at the Sundance Film Festival or who had landed a Netflix series deal – it was entirely about upbeat Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) collaboration, building positive relationships, and to quote one Canadian 30-something producer on our bus, now living in Los Angeles, “literally decolonizing Hollywood”. After two years of delivering the...