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Banff overhauls categories

Festival adds four prizes to slate

TORONTO — The Banff World Television Festival has given its flagship awards an overhaul, adding four prizes to the slate.

New next year will be documentary, drama, entertainment program and feature-length doc categories.

“Banff 2008’s program competition continues to recognize changes in international television programming and the larger social and humanitarian issues that are reflected therein,” said Jennifer Harkness, the fest’s new executive director.

In addition, category bests have been revised and expanded within the children, family & youth category as well as the entertainment, documentary and drama categories.

For a full list of awards go to bwtvf.com.

The call for entries for the Banff Rockie World Television Awards began Monday and ends Feb. 14. The 29th fest runs June 8-11.

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