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About The Grierson Awards

The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.

Established in 1972, the Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar. The awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.

This year's final nominations include four presenters and 52 films – which tackle subjects from the war in Syria and Ebola to the poetry of Ted Hughes and the world of Lego. The full list for all 14 categories can be found here.

The winners will be announced in a star-studded ceremony hosted by comedian and impressionist, Jon Culshaw, on Monday 7th November at The Mermaid, Blackfriars, London.

Duplicates of the Grierson Award may be purchased by winning programme makers and broadcasters at £250 each (+ VAT and P&P); duplicates of certificates for winning and nominated films may be purchased by programme makers and broadcasters at £30 each (+ VAT).

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