Even boasts record 1,500 registered delegates

TORONTO — More than $50,000 was awarded to producers pitching their works as this year’s 29th Banff World Television Festival, which boasted a record 1,500 registered delegates, as it wound down Wednesday.

The day’s pitching session saw producer Anne Pick win the Discovery Channel/NFB Feature Documentary C$15,000($14,700) development prize for nature docu “Bear Cave Mountain,” while Jarrett Sherman picked up the Bell broadcast and New Media Fund prize of $9,800 for his single camera, teen comedy series “Overruled!”

The UKTV Style Lifestyle prize of £5,000 ($9,800) went to Larry Day’s “Lose the Baby Fat,” a docu-soap following new moms struggling to lose weight.

For a complete list of pitches and other award winners, visit www.banff2008.com.

The 30th Banff TV fest will take place June 7-10, 2009, at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada.

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