New Partnership With Open City Documentary Festival Announced

New Partnership with Open City Documentary Festival Announced

Celebrating a World of Stories in Sound! We are thrilled to announce a new partnership…

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My IDFA: A First-Timer Reflects

My IDFA: A First-Timer Reflects

Last month, our researcher Curtis Gallant represented Whicker’s World Foundation at the International Documentary Film…

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Whicker Winners’ Audio Documentary Showcase!

Whicker Winners’ Audio Documentary Showcase!

Join us at London's Fitzrovia Chapel on Tuesday 23 January for the premiere of our…

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What’s On In Docs This November

What’s On In Docs this November

The poet Thomas Hood wrote about this month in 1844: ‘No sun - no moon!…

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‘Cost Of Docs’ 100 Survey: Trends And Challenges Facing Documentarians In Today’s Market

‘Cost of Docs’ 100 Survey: Trends and challenges facing documentarians in today’s market

The findings of our 2017 ‘Cost of Docs’ 100 survey, created in partnership with the…

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10 Of The Best Films At Open City Documentary Festival 2017

10 of the Best Films at Open City Documentary Festival 2017

Our favourite London doc festival Open City returns in September and this year's programme is more…

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Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:46am
RT @OpenCityDocs: Reminder that audio producers seeking recognition for existing work and funding for future work should look to @WhickersW whickersworld photo
Feb 15, 2018 @ 4:11pm
RT @AlexBescoby: Date for the diaries people! Next UK screening of our @whickersworld funded #WeWereKings - London, May 2nd. All for a grea…
Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:41pm
Attention filmmakers! The Newport Beach Film Festival is seeking UK films for their annual UK Spotlight! The UK Deadline (February 23rd, 2018) is fast approaching, visit and send in your film today using the code: UKNBFF18 @nbff @FilmFreeway whickersworld photo


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 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 rapidly growing in cinemas across the country.