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 closed.

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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 closed.

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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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Announcing The Whickers’ Film & TV Funding Award Finalists 2023

We are delighted to announce our 2023 Film & TV Funding Award finalists! Take a look below at the five…

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Announcing Our Film & TV Funding Award Shortlist 2023

We are excited to announce the shortlist for the Film & TV 2023 Funding Awards. This year we were blown…

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Announcing our 2023 DocedgeKolkata Bursary Winner

Following another great year at DocedgeKolkata, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, we are delighted to announce that the…

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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