Radio Funding Award deadline extended to February 28th

Sage Award deadline extended to March 26th

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Whicker’s World Foundation Launches Brand New Grant For Female Non-fiction Filmmakers

Whicker’s World Foundation launches brand new grant for female non-fiction filmmakers

We're delighted to announce the launch of our brand new bursary for Chicken and Egg…

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What’s On In Docs: February 2017

What’s On in Docs: February 2017

February marks the beginning of LGBT+ History Month, with the documentary community remaining at the forefront…

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Win Two Free Passes To Open City Documentary Festival By Taking Our Cost Of Docs Survey 2017

Win two free passes to Open City Documentary Festival by taking our Cost of Docs Survey 2017

Do you want to make a difference in the documentary world and be in with…

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Burma’s Lost Royals Makes Headlines In The Guardian

Burma’s Lost Royals makes headlines in the Guardian

2017 looks set to be a big year for last year's Whicker's World Foundation Funding Award-winning…

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Pod-docs In The Dock: How The UK Could Be At The Vanguard Of An Audio Boom

Pod-docs in the dock: How the UK could be at the Vanguard of an audio boom

Now that you audio doc bods have a massive one month extension to perfect your…

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What’s On In Docs? Your Guide To The Best Documentary Events This January

What’s on in docs? Your guide to the best documentary events this January

It's safe to say that 2016 has thrown us more than a few curveballs. From…

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Alan left a very generous legacy for the promotion of curiosity in programme making.

He wanted to stimulate and empower talent that might otherwise never find its place in the is highly competitive industry. His foundation launches at a time when television funding for documentaries is at an all-time low and yet interest in the form is growing a pace in cinemas across the country.