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 2015 Grierson Awards
The entry form for the 2015 Grierson Awards will be online from Wednesday, 1 April. The closing date for entries is Monday, 1 June. The competition is open to documentaries that have had their first UK screening between 1 May 2014 and 30 April 2015.
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4 Nov 2014
The Grierson Trust takes great pleasure in announcing the winners of Grierson 2014: The 42nd British Documentary Awards in association with Sky Atlantic and Shell with Channel 4 taking a record eight of the available 13 prizes.
21 Oct 2014
In a collaboration between exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan trapped inside Homs, Silvered Water, Syria Self-portrait offers a powerful and often painful insight into life in a country ravaged by civil war.
15 Oct 2014
Acclaimed film-maker and producer Alex Graham is named today as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Grierson Trustees’ Award.
7 Oct 2014
Radio Times, the UK’s biggest selling quality magazine, is sponsoring the Readers’ Choice Award at The British Documentary Awards 2014 – the only category of the prestigious awards decided by public vote.
25 Sep 2014
Writer, presenter, broadcaster and cake authority, the multi-talented Sue Perkins will host the 42nd British Documentary Awards in association with Sky Atlantic and Shell at a star-studded event at the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday 3rd November.
16 Sep 2014
The Grierson Trust announces the final nominations for Grierson 2014: The 42nd British Documentary Awards in association with Sky Atlantic and Shell. Read more
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