The Grierson Trust is delighted to welcome five new Trustees to its Board. Read more
The Grierson trust
The Grierson Trust commemorates the pioneering Scottish documentary maker John Grierson (1898 - 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.
Each year, The Grierson Trust recognises the best documentary filmmaking from Britain and abroad through the British Documentary Awards. The Trust encourages new filmmakers through its Education and Mentoring schemes.
Dates for 2014 Grierson Awards
The entry form for the 2014 Grierson Awards will be online from Tuesday, 1 April 2014. The closing date for entries is Friday, 30 May. The competition is open to documentaries that have had their first UK screening between 1 May 2013 and 30 April 2014.
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11 Apr 2014
1 Apr 2014
02 Feb 2014
Backing the film makers of the future: The Grierson Trust supports William Jessop's Growing Up Downs
Film maker William Jessop celebrated in the autumn of 2011 when he was crowned winner of a pitching session at Sheffield DocFest. Facilitated by The Grierson Trust, he scooped the Trust's £2000 prize money to help him get his film, Growing Up Down's off a storyboard and into production. The results can now be seen on BBC Three on Monday 3rd February at 9pm as part of the channel's Fresh strand.
23 Jan 2014
The Grierson Trust has appointed Lorraine Heggessey (Co-founder Boom Pictures and former BBC One controller) to chair the Grierson Board of Trustees. She replaces outgoing chairman, Dawn Airey, who is stepping down following her appointment as Head of Yahoo! in EMEA.
13 Nov 2013
It was a great night at the start-strudded Griersons on 4 November. The documentary world partied in style and here's the evidence.
5 Nov 2013
21 Oct 2013
15 Oct 2013
8 Oct 2013
Acclaimed film-maker and producer John Battsek is named today as the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Coutts Grierson Trustees’ Award. Read more
1 Oct 2013
Radio Times, the UK’s biggest selling quality magazine, is sponsoring the Reader’s Choice Award at the Grierson British Documentary Awards 2013 - the first time the prestigious awards have had a category decided by public vote. Read more
17 Sept 2013
10 Sept 2013
The Grierson Trust announced today that Celia Taylor, Head of Factual and Features of Sky Entertainment will join its Board of Trustees. Read more
30 July 2013