BANFF, Alta. — The Banff World Media Festival has unveiled a virtual replacement for its annual conference and marketplace that was cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Banff Virtual Edition content program will kick off May 26 with a master class and sneak peek of the drama series "Snowpiercer," organizers said Tuesday in a release.
The Rockie Awards on June 15 and Banff Day on June 16 will anchor a four-month season of programming.
The full lineup will be unveiled at a later date. Online content will "connect the international media industry, ignite new projects and support business development," organizers said.
Most of the program is free for those who register for a virtual pass at banffmediafestival.com. A networking pass is also available for purchase.
The festival was originally scheduled for June 14-17 in Banff, Alta.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2020.
The Canadian Press