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

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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 School with a masters in Documentary Directing, winning the Wildcard Jury Award at Melbourne Documentary Festival for his film Coalville Gold and scooping a £100,000 commission from Channel 4's First Cut Pitch are just a few…

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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 Megan O'Hara about stumbling across China's very own American replica town, what his documentary reveals about Chinese and American identity, and essential tips for documentary filmmakers looking to apply for our 2017 Funding Award. What first…

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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 make this August as entertaining as possible. From film festivals held in palatial 18th century mansions to pop-up film tours, we've put it all in one place... Wednesday 3rd- Sunday 7th August: Co Meath, Ireland…

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Whicker’s World Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

Whicker’s World Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

We're thrilled to announce our list of finalists for the Whicker's World Foundation's first ever awards. We've been overwhelmed by the amount of strong, compelling and potentially groundbreaking entries that we have received from across the globe. It's been a great honour reviewing the work of such accomplished film and audio broadcasters, and to carry…

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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 dominated not just the press headlines, but have permeated each and every one of our twitter feeds and dinner table conversations. And it’s not just the UK… across the pond, the apprehensive rumblings of the…

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The Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries To Watch Today

The Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries to Watch Today

It's safe to say that so far it's been a summer of great sporting triumphs. With Portugal's unexpected win against France in the EURO Championships and Andy Murray's second Wimbledon glory taking place within a matter of days and the Rio 2016 Olympics coming up in August, we've honoured the occasion…

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THE LEGACY

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“I ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE,
I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRAVEL”