The Grierson Trust commemorates the pioneering Scottish documentary maker John Grierson: the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary. Each year, The Trust celebrates the best documentary filmmaking from Britain and around the world with the British Documentary Awards - more fondly known as The Griersons - as well as encouraging young filmmakers though its DocLab Training and Mentoring Scheme.

Grierson Awards 2020

We are officially closed for entries for the 2020 British Documentary Awards. Thank you to all who entered! After a 15.5% increase on submissions from last year, our industry reviewers are now attentively watching all entries, ready for us to announce the shortlist on Thursday 23 July.

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