The Grierson Trust announces the 2019 British Documentary Award categories

Entries are now invited for the 2019 Grierson British Documentary Awards. The prestigious annual Grierson awards feature 14 categories in total. The closing date for entries is 31 May 2019.

Lorraine Heggessey, Chairman of The Grierson Trust says, "The annual Grierson Awards celebrate excellence in every documentary genre and they remain the most coveted prizes for documentary filmmakers.

"I would actively encourage broadcasters and production companies to enter films with BAME and female talent both on and off screen. As an industry body we would like to see a much wider variety of filmmakers entered into the awards so please spread the word that the Griersons are open to everyone."

All entries must have had their first UK screening between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019. This includes scheduled screenings within recognised film, television and documentary festivals. Entries are accepted for both analogue and digital platforms – such as Netflix, iPlayer, Amazon – as long as the screening was accessible by a UK-based audience.

The Grierson Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday, 14 November 2019 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London.

Click here for category criteria, t&cs and the entry form.

Published: 1 April 2019

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