Documentary Awards Competition Calls for Entries

Arguably the UK’s foremost documentary film competition is calling for entries.

The Grierson Awards – set up in memory of Scottish documentary filmmaker, John Grierson, considered the ‘father of documentary’ – is offering prizes across nine categories.

The deadline for entries is the 29th of next month.

Say the organisers: “The Grierson Awards are for film and television documentary and recognise outstanding films that demonstrate integrity, originality and technical excellence, and social or cultural significance.”

The award categories are: Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue, Best Documentary on the Arts, Best Historical Documentary, Best Science Documentary, Most Entertaining Documentary, Best Drama Documentary, Best Documentary Series, Best Cinema Documentary abd Best Newcomer Award.

A shortlist of eight entries per category will be announced on August 4, followed by a further whittling down to four per category, at the end of September. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on November 3.

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