The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will speak on Thursday, June 17, participating in a virtual keynote conversation during the Festival’s MARKETPLACE WEEK (June 14-18, 2021), which kicks off a month of curated online programming.
“In these difficult times, we couldn’t be more proud to support a creative, dynamic and innovative industry that brings culture to the forefront. The Banff World Media Festival is a must-attend international marketplace where the world’s largest broadcasters and digital media companies discuss issues and trends, forge relationships, and provide unique networking opportunities. New projects and co-productions take shape at this festival, allowing Canadian creativity to shine and spread to audiences across the globe.” – The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
« En ces temps difficiles, on ne saurait être plus fiers de soutenir une industrie créative, dynamique et innovante qui met la culture au premier plan. Le Banff World Media Festival est un marché international incontournable où les plus grands diffuseurs et entreprises de médias numériques du monde discutent de problèmes et de tendances, forgent des relations et offrent des occasions de réseautage uniques. De nouveaux projets et coproductions y voient le jour, ce qui permet à la créativité canadienne de briller et de se répandre auprès des publics du monde entier. » – L’honorable Steven Guilbeault, ministre du Patrimoine canadien.
The 2021 edition of the Festival is poised to build on the success of last year’s virtual event, with a purpose-built online platform that will connect the global media industry in real-time to ignite new projects and support business development.
“This is a watershed year with monumental challenges and paradigm change shaping the present and future for Canadian and international cultural and media industries” said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director, Banff World Media Festival. “As the hub for important conversations that effect action and point the way forward, we are thrilled to host Minister Guilbeault at BANFF 2021. We look forward to working with the Canadian government and all industry stakeholders at this year’s Festival and beyond.”
This news follows a previously announced keynote conversation with CRTC Chairman and CEO Ian Scott, an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ featuring Channing Dungey, the new Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group, Emmy® Award-nominated producer Greg Berlanti and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Kaley Cuoco, a conversation between award-winning director Kari Skogland and Marvel’s Kevin Feige, and an exclusive fireside chat with Netflix’s Ted Sarandos.