AWARD CATEGORIES

FILM & TV FUNDING AWARD

Filmtv Funding Award

Applications for our Film & TV Funding Award are open until 14 February 2018

Our annual Film & TV Funding Award grants £80,000 to an emerging filmmaker with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary. The project must fulfil the core criteria of the foundation and be completed for screening with a year. This award will enable a first-time feature-length director to realise an original and innovative story that they are in the unique position to tell. 

A second award of £15,000 will be granted to contribute to a film fund for a runner-up in this category.

Applications to this award are now closed and will reopen in September 2018.

THE RAFA (RADIO & AUDIO FUNDING AWARD)

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Applications for our RAFA (Radio & Audio Funding Award) are open until 1 May 2018

The Radio and Audio Funding Award (RAFA) grants a first prize of £7,000 to an emerging audio documentary-maker to produce an original programme. There is a second award of £3,000 for a runner-up in this category. 

The money will be paid to the producer’s audio production company, or to the individual if they are applying as a sole producer.

THE DARA (DOCUMENTARY AUDIO RECOGNITION AWARD)

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Applications for our DARA (Documentary Audio Recognition Award) are open until 1 May 2018

In addition to our funding awards, we grant an annual prize recognising a completed audio documentary.

Alan worked in radio before TV and was snapped up by Radio 2 in the late 1990s, adding what Jim Moir, the Controller from 1996 to 2003, described as “great lustre to my network”. Initially Alan’s radio programmes revolved around re-visiting his most memorable encounters from Whicker’s World: from the ‘Ten Pound Poms’, to Margaret Rutherford’s transgender adopted daughter who wed in the first interracial marriage in South Carolina. He went on to create a radio history of television called It’ll Never Last.

The Whicker’s World Foundation will award an annual £3,000 prize for the best audio project, of over 15 minutes in length, that has already been broadcast. A runner-up will receive £1,000. The programme must have been first made publicly available between 1 February 2017 and 31 April 2018.