Submissions for our 2017 Whicker’s World Awards will open in September 2016. Watch this space for more details

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BFI Exhibition Reveals The Secrets Of Alan Whicker’s Archive

BFI Exhibition Reveals the Secrets of Alan Whicker’s Archive

When we first visited the BFI Southbank's new exhibition, the first quote we heard gasped from the…

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The 10 Best Documentary Events In The UK And Ireland This September

The 10 Best Documentary Events in the UK and Ireland This September

September is shaping up to be one of the most eventful months of the year…

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Channel 4 First Cut Filmmaker Ross Bolidai On Bare-knuckle Boxing, Stumbling Across Stories And His £100k Commission

Channel 4 First Cut Filmmaker Ross Bolidai on Bare-knuckle Boxing, Stumbling Across Stories and His £100k Commission

It's been quite the year for filmmaker Ross Bolidai. Graduating from the National Film and Television…

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Documentary Funding Award Runner-up Adam James Smith On The Enticing Fantasy Of “Americaville” And How He Stumbled Upon The Town

Documentary Funding Award runner-up Adam James Smith on the enticing fantasy of “Americaville” and how he stumbled upon the town

Adam James Smith,  director of "Americaville" and runner-up of our 2016 Funding Award, speaks to…

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The Best Documentary Events In The UK This August

The Best Documentary Events in the UK This August

We're delighted to announce this month's round up of must-see documentary films and events to…

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10 Unmissable Political Documentaries

10 Unmissable Political Documentaries

With the UK’s political landscape transforming considerably over the past few months, political discussions have…

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Sep 24, 2016 @ 1:10pm
Glasgow #documentary lovers, exclusive screening tonight in Barra's Market 7pm. Info: https://t.co/6AhCqV9rHq https://t.co/Glw59zkQhF whickersworld photo
Sep 24, 2016 @ 1:09pm
2 days to go until applications open for our documentary film & audio awards. Prize for the best radio doc & for fi… https://t.co/Sdjo7F7XyW
Sep 24, 2016 @ 11:00am
Good luck to the @LondonDocNet Doc in a Day entrants today! Final screening next month: https://t.co/6AhCqV9rHq https://t.co/fgYUVSy4lX whickersworld photo
Sep 23, 2016 @ 6:57pm
Mini Whicker held in unknown location. We want answers... #WhoDidThis? https://t.co/6KPQx4A36J whickersworld photo
Sep 23, 2016 @ 2:53pm
Got a great idea for an independent #documentary? 3 days to go until we open applications. This year it's all onlin… https://t.co/NWbhmADOs4

THE LEGACY

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.

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“I ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE,

I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRAVEL”