SPIRIT OF WHICKER CRITERIA

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Applications for all three awards must demonstrate: 
Authored StoryStory-teller with demonstrably strong interviewing skills.

Demonstrates passion for the subject whilst retaining fair-mindedness.

Demonstrates a real sense of independence.

Personal but not partisan.

Wry humour welcome.

Strictly no ‘Whicker impersonations’.

Engagement with local contributorsUnique access to engaging characters in unusual or inaccessible locations.

Allows contributor’s story to emerge in their own words.

Demonstrates a flair for coaxing the human spirit into revealing itself.

The author demonstrates intimacy with but does not overshadow the subject.
Curiosity Spirit of inquisitiveness that leaves viewers wanting more.

Tells us about something new and unexpected about the world.

Excites wonder.

Understands how wit can illuminate the toughest or most nuanced real life drama.
Original use of technologyPlayful with story-telling means – breaking new ground and/or using old ground to re-invent new style
NOT partisan No campaigning, pre-set agendas or political theories
Award Specific Criteria 
Film & TV Funding Award
– 80k, 15k runner-up
Taster, original shooting, up to six minutes long.

Director fronts or voices the documentary

Full treatment for 50 min film– including style/technology plan

Must be the director's first feature-length (for TV ie. 50+ minutes) documentary.

Budget proposal required.

Evidence of company viability. Award money will be paid into a company account in instalments, not to an individual.

Must be an English language version.

Must have an exec on board.
RAFA (Radio and Audio Funding Award) 7k (3k runner-up)Taster recordings, up to six minutes long.

Full treatment for programme – including style/technology plan

Budget proposal required.

Evidence of company viability. Award money will be paid into a company account in instalments, not to an individual.

Must be an English language version.

Must have an exec on board.
DARA (Documentary Audio Recognition Award) 3k (1k runner-up)A link to your programme.

The programme length must be 15 minutes or more.

All submissions must be in English.