Documentary awards competition calls for entries

ARGUABLY the UK’s foremost documentary film competition is calling for entries.

The Grierson Awards – set up in memory of Scottish documentary filmmaker, John Grierson, considered the ‘father of documentary’ – is offering prizes across nine categories.

The deadline for entries is the 29th of next month.

Say the organisers: “The Grierson Awards are for film and television documentary and recognise outstanding films that demonstrate integrity, originality and technical excellence, and social or cultural significance.”

A shortlist of eight entries per category will be announced on August 4, followed by a further whittling down to four per category, at the end of September.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on November 3.