The Grierson British Documentary Awards are dedicated to the celebration of UK documentary filmmaking in all its forms.
The fee per entry to the Awards is £250 plus VAT (£300), except for the Newcomer and Student categories, for which there is a fee of £50 plus VAT (£60).
There is a cash prize for the Student Award only and that is £5,000.
The Grierson Awards are the only awards dedicated to the celebration of documentary filmmaking in all its forms. Regarded as the “Oscars of documentary making”, the Awards recognise outstanding films that demonstrate integrity, originality and technical excellence, and social or cultural significance.
Founded in 1972, 2014 marked the 42nd anniversary of the Grierson Awards, which was presented at a ceremony in the autumn and later broadcast on Sky Atlantic.
Contact the Grierson Trust for details of any restrictions.
In order to be considered eligible for this award, the submitted entries must have been screened at a time between 1 May 2015 and 30 April 2016. This is the qualifying period.
In the case of Best Cinema Documentary entrants, the film must have had its first theatrical screening during the qualifying period.
Awards entered for all categories must have been screened in the UK.
Entries may be submitted into more than one category.
This scheme is currently closed. The last deadline for applications was 31 May 2017. Information regarding potential future rounds will be given once available.
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The Awards ceremony will be held on 7 November 2016 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at The Mermaid in London.