The IPF’s 2016 Banff Festival Travel & Mentorship Opp Participants Selected

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The IPF is providing three Canadian web drama series producers/creators with complementary full registration and a travel grant of up to $1500 to attend the 2016 Banff World Media Festival, and receive mentorship while at the Festival.

The participants selected are:

Eli Batalion
Mile Enders

Mike Fly

Sophie Galipeau
Juste une dernière fois

In addition, the IPF is providing three runners-up with complimentary accreditation to the Festival:

Jason Filiatrault

Robert Genaille
British Columbia

Amanda Fahey
Kristal Clear

Eligible applicants were English or French producer/creators of scripted digital dramatic content, with previous web drama series experience and a new digital drama project in development. Applications that listed specific goals to accomplish while attending Banff were reviewed by a selection committee.

The IPF invests approximately $1.8 M in the production of 12 – 15 web series each year.  These series represent all demographics and genres, including action, animation, thriller, comedy and science fiction.  They also offer a variety of interactive activities for viewers.  The web series previously funded can be accessed at

The IPF has invested over $9 M in the production of 84 web drama series in the past 5 years.  It is incorporated as a charitable foundation with an endowment valued at $36 M.  It uses the interest generated by the endowment and return on its project investments for its annual operations and project funding.  The Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the industry and undertakes all final funding decisions.

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