Aussies in contention at Banff

When do these award ceremonies end?

Hot on the heels of the Rose d’Or comes the 29th Banff World Television Festival which has entries from 44 countries.

To be staged on June 9 in Canada, the awards will include 6 Aussie nominees: Erky Perky (Animation, pictured), 4, Searching 4 Sandeep (Arts Documentaries), Summer Heights High, The Chaser’s War on Everything (Comedy), and Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn (History & Biography Programs). It is the second significant international nomination for The Chaser this year.

The comedy finalists are competing head to head against big names including Desperate Housewives and Extras.

2008 Banff World Television Awards
List of Nominees

Category: Animation Programs

Charlie and Lola Series 3: I can dance like a dancer
Producer: Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd.
For: Cbeebies
Country: UK

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: The Moustache Kid
Producer: Nickelodeon
Country: USA

Erky Perky: A Zen Tale
Producer: CCI Entertainment in association with Ambience Entertainment
Country: Canada/Australia

Shaun the Sheep: Still Life
Producer: Aardman Animations
For: BBC
Country: UK

Tomte Tummetott and the Fox
Producer: Trikk 17 in association with ogglies Film Productions
For: ZDF
Country: Germany

Category: Arts Documentaries
In partnership with The Banff Centre

Producer: Vast Productions
For: SBSI (Australia), NHK (Japan), YLE Teema (Finland), ITVS (USA)
Country: Australia, USA, Japan

Helmut by June (Cinemax Reel Life)
Producer: Canal Plus/Byzance Productions and Rat Films in association with HBO Documentary Films
Country: USA

Searching 4 Sandeep
Producer: Cecilia Ritchie Pty Ltd
Country: Australia

Strictly Bolshoi
Producer: Keo Films
For: Channel 4
Country: UK

Producer: Pelegrin Film S.r.l. (Romania) in association with STARCREST Media (Germany)
Country: Romania, Germany, Finland

What Remains: Life and Work of Sally Mann (Cinemax Reel Life)
Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Stick Figure Productions, BBC, and Cactus Three
Country: USA

Category: Children’s Programs

How the Gimquat Found Her Song
Producer: Trace Pictures
Country: Canada

Numbers and Beards
Producer: SVT – Sveriges Televison
Country: Sweden

Serious Andes: Episode 6
Producer: BBC
Country: UK

Space Pirates: Music to Paint to
Producer: BBC
Country: UK

The Show with the Elephant: Episode 52
Producer: Westdeutscher Rundfunk
For: Westdeutscher Rundfunk for KI.KA
Country: Germany

Category: Comedy Programs

Big Bang Theory
Producer: Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc.
For: Warner Bros. Television
Country: USA

Desperate Housewives
Producer: ABC Studios
For: ABC
Country: USA

Extras: Episode 9 – Daniel Radcliffe
Producer: BBC and HBO Entertainment
Country: UK, US

Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry & Paul
Producer: Tiger Aspect
For: BBC 1
Country: UK

Summer Heights High: Episode 1
Producer: Princess Pictures
For: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Country: Australia

The Chaser’s War on Everything
Producer: Chaser Broadcasting
For: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Country: Australia

Category: Continuing Series
In partnership with the Independent Production Fund

Life on Mars: Episode 8
Producer: BBC Wales / Kudos Film and Television
Country: UK

Nip Tuck: Carly Summers
Producer: The Shephard/Robin company
For: Warner Bros. Television
Country: USA

Producer: Company Pictures
For: E4 (Channel 4)
Country: UK

The Street II : Episode 6
Producer: Granada
For: BBC
Country: UK

Time of Your Life: Episode 1
For: ITV1
Country: UK

Category: Environmental Programs

Attenborough Explores… Our Fragile World
Producer: BBC WildVision
For: UKTV Documentary
Country: UK

Nature: Crash: A Tale of Two Species
Producer: ArgoFilms and Thirteen/WNET New York
For: PBS
Country: USA

Nature Of Things, Game over: Conservation in Kenya
Producer: CBC Television
Country: Canada

The Human Foot Print
Producer: Touch Prods
For: E4 (Channel 4)
Country: UK

Category: History & Biography Programs
In partnership with Rogers Communications Inc.

1968 with Tom Brokaw
Producer: Peacock Productions in association with A&E Network
For: History Channel
Country: USA

Get Collins
Producer: Mint Productions
For: RTE
Country: Ireland

Producer: Pioneer Productions
For: ZDF
Country: UK

Producer: G.N. Communication
Country: Israel

Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn
Producer: Flaming Star Films
For: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Country: Australia

White Light/Black Rain: The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Farallon Films
Country: USA

Category: Interactive Program Enhancement
In partnership with Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Producer: Westwing Online GmbH
Country: Germany

Odd Job Jack
Producer: Smiley Guy Studios
Country: Canada

Total Drama Island : Totally Interactive
Producer: Xenophile Media in association with FreshTV
For: Teletoon Canada
Country: Canada

Waking the Dead
Producer: BBC
For: BBC
Country: UK

Category: Internet Only Production Program

Big Art Mob
Producer: Moblog:tech in association with Edition Design
For: Channel 4
Country: UK

NFB Filmmaker in residence
Producer: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Country: Canada

The Gap Year Bebo
Producer: Endemol UK
Country: UK

Category: Investigative & Current Affairs Programs

Dispatches: Meeting the Taliban
Producer: October Films
For: Channel 4
Country: UK

The Cotton Curse: Child Labour in Uzbekistan
Producer: Insight News Television
Country: UK

The Day Theo van Gogh Was Murdered
Producer: Hessischer Rundfunk
Country: Germany

The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America
Producer: WGBH Education Foundation
Country: USA

Category: Lifestyle Programs

Chef School
Producer: Red Apple Entertainment
Country: Canada

Colin and Justin Home Heist – Canada
Producer: Cineflix, Nextfilm and Media Productions in association with HGTV Canada and UKTV
For: HGTV Canada and UKTV
Country: Canada, UK

How to Look Good Naked
Producer: Maverick
For: Channel 4
Country: UK

National Body Challenge: The Dawkins Twins
Producer: LMNO Productions
For: Discovery Health Channel
Country: USA

Til Debt Us do Part
Producer: Money Test 4 Productions Inc.
Country: Canada

Producer: Weight To Go II Productions Inc.
For: Slice
Country: Canada

Category: Made for TV Movies

Producer: Lichtblick Film
For: SWR, arte
Country: Germany

Producer: Colonia Media
For: ZDF
Country: Germany

Boy A
Producer: Cuba Pictures
For: Channel 4
Country: UK

Producer: Tiger Aspect Productions
For: BBC1
Country: UK

Stuart, A Life Backwards
Producer: Neal Street Productions
Country: UK

Category: Mini-Series

Producer: Daybreak Pictures
For: Channel 4
Country: UK

Producer: BBC Drama Production / WGBH Boston in association with Chestermead Ltd.
Country: UK, US

Five Days
Producer: HBO Films in association with BBC Films
Country: UK, US

The Woman from Checkpoint Charlie
Producer: UFA-Fernsehproduktion
For: ARD
Country: Germany

Category: Mobile Program Enhancement

The Border: Interactive
Producer: White Pine Pictures with Stitch Media
For: CBC
Country: Canada

The Cell
Producer: Endemol UK
Country: UK

Category: Performance Programs
In partnership with CTV Television Inc.

Car Men
Producer: NPS/ARTE/ESKá Televize
For: NPS
Country: Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany

Fiddle and Drum
Producer: Joe Media Group Inc.
For: Bravo!
Country: Canada

Kent Nagano Symphonicité
Producer: Bubbles Television
Country: Canada

War Oratorio
Producer: Oxford Film and Television
For: MORE4 (Channel 4)
Country: UK

Category: Political Documentaries

Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Attaboy Films
Country: USA

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Producer: HBO Documentary Films in association with Moxie Firecracker
Country: USA

Iron Ladies of Liberia
Producer: Just Media in association with Gabriel Films and Independent Television Service (ITUS) and Steps International.
Country: Liberia, USA, South Africa, Denmark

No Plan, No Peace
Producer: BBC Current Affairs
Country: UK

Category: Popular Science & Technology Programs

My Brilliant Brain
Producer: Windfall Films In association with FIVE
For: National Geographic Channels International
Country: UK USA

The Cell
Producer: Point du Jour International in association with ARTE GEIE
Country: France

The Nature of Things – Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution
Producer: CBC Television
Country: Canada

The Real Superhumans and the Quest for the Future Fantastic
Producer: Bird Plane Productions Inc. in association with Proper Television Inc.
For: Discovery Channel
Country: Canada

Time Limits
Producer: AV Dokumenta for ORF-Universum (NHU) in co-production with ARTE, BR, BMUKK
Country: Austria, France, Germany

Category: Reality Format Programs
In partnership with CBC/Radio Canada

Can Fat Teens Hunt?
Producer: Cheetah, An Endemol Company
For: BBC3
Country: UK

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Episode 1 & 8
Producer: ITV
For: ITV
Country: UK

Producer: GRB Entertainment in association with A&E Television Network
For: A&E Television Network
Country: USA

Keys to the VIP
Producer: Buck Productions in association with The Comedy Network
Country: Canada

The First 48
Producer: Granada America in association with A&E Television Network
For: A&E Television Network
Country: USA

Category: Social & Humanitarian Programs

Ghosts of the Yangtze (Up the Yangtze)
Producer: EyeSteelFilms in association with National Film Board of Canada
For: National Geographic Channels International
Country: China, USA, Canada

Jerusalem is Proud to Present
Producer: Bador Productions in association with Yona Production
For: Chennel 8-Noga Communications & Channel 2- Keshet
Country: Israel

Le Voyage d’une Vie
Producer: Lowik Media
Country: Canada

Milosevic on Trial
Producer: Team Productions ApS
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany

Please Vote For Me
Producer: Steps International
Country: Denmark, South Africa, China

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma
Producer: White Pine Pictures in association with The National Film Board of Canada
For: The Sundance Channel
Country: Canada

Category: Telenovela & Drama Serial Programs

Atlantis: Episode 4 &20
Producer: Russian World Studios
Country: Russia

Love in Difficult Times
Producer: Diagonal TV
For: TVE
Country: Spain

Turkish for Beginners: Season 2
Producer: Hofmann&Voges Entertaiment GmbH
For: ARD / BR
Country: Germany

Category: Wildlife & Natural History Programs
Producer: NHK/NHNZ
Country: Japan, New Zealand

Four Wings and a Prayer
Producer: Primitive Entertainment Inc. in association with Filmes a Trois, The National Film Board of Canada
For: The Documentary Channel
Country: Canada, France

Producer: Off the Fence
For: The Discovery Channel
Country: South Africa

Category: Youth Programs

Danny’s Parade
Producer: NPS
For: NPS
Country: Netherlands

Generation XXL
Producer: ZIJI Film & Television
For: CBC
Country: Canada

Krimi.de / The Gang
Producer: Studio Hamburg Produktion GmbH
For: KI.KA
Country: Germany

Producer: Lemming Film in association with VPRO Television
For: VPRO Television
Country: The Netherlands

The Baby Borrowers on Holiday
Producer: Love Productions
Country: UK

Source: Banff2008.com

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