THE FUNDING AWARDS
These are the primary focus of the Whicker’s World Foundation.
Applications for our Film & TV Funding Award open until 31st January 2018
Each year £80,000 will be awarded to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary which fulfils the core criteria of the foundation and can be completed for screening with this award.
The money will be paid in instalments to the director’s film company, enabling a project which deserves to be realised, to reach as wide an audience as possible.
A second award of £15,000 will be granted to contribute to a film fund for a runner-up.
Applications for our RAFA (Radio & Audio Funding Award) open until 31st January 2018
The Whicker’s World Radio and Audio Funding Award (RAFA) has a £7,000 first prize and £3,000 runner up award.
The money will be paid to the producer’s audio production company or to the individual (if they are applying as a sole producer) enabling a project which deserves to be realised, to reach as wide an audience as possible.
THE DARA (DOCUMENTARY AUDIO RECOGNITION AWARD)
Applications for our DARA (Documentary Audio Recognition Award) open until 31st January 2018
In addition to our funding awards we announce annual prize to recognise a completed radio 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 transsexual adoptee who ‘gave birth’ to a mixed-race daughter 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. A runner-up will receive £1,000.