Film and TV Funding Award

The Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmaker from anywhere in the world with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary.

Applications for 2023 are now open.

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Radio and Audio Funding Award

The Radio and Audio Funding Award (RAFA) is awarded annually to an emerging audio producer based anywhere in the world to create an original radio or audio documentary in the English language.

Applications for 2022 are now open.

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Bursary Schemes

We have teamed up with four established documentary development forums in parts of the world where funding is limited due to economic or socio-political reasons. Through them we are awarding a £3,000 bursary each year.

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Interview with Director of ‘Children of the Mist’, Hà Lệ Diễm

To celebrate the recent extension of The Whickers’ Bursary Scheme, we asked recipient of the Whicker DocEdge Bursary 2020 and…

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Results of our 2021/2022 Cost of Docs Survey

Announcing the fifth edition of The Whickers’ Cost of Docs Survey, which looks specifically at the changing landscape for documentary…

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Our 2023 Film & TV Funding Award is Open for Submissions!

We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2023 Film & TV Funding Award are now open! The Film…

Who We Are

The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary. We seek to use the generous legacy of our namesake, pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker, to support emerging film and audio documentary-makers in the funding and production of director led programmes.

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Previous Winners

See below for the previous winners of our awards.

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