Join us on YouTube Thursday, 12 November for the 2020 British Documentary Awards.

About the Grierson Awards

The Grierson Awards, also known at The British Documentary Awards, commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.

Established in 1972, the Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar. The awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.

2020 Grierson Awards

The 2020 Grierson Awards, brought to you in association with all3media, will be broadcast on YouTube in partnership with Little Dot Studios Thursday, 12 November at 7pm. Join us and our host, Sara Pascoe, to celebrate the best of factual filmmaking.

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Awards Trophies

Duplicates of the Grierson Award trophy may be purchased by winning programme makers and broadcasters at £250 each (+ VAT and P&P); duplicates of certificates for winning and nominated films may be purchased at £30 each (+ VAT). Download an order form here.

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