We are thrilled to welcome back BBC Storyville’s Mandy Chang and Netflix’s Kate Townsend to judge our 2020 Film & TV Funding Award applications, and help us select the winner of our main award worth £80,000!
Mandy Chang is the Commissioning Editor of Storyville, the BBC’s pioneering global feature documentary strand. It showcases the world’s best documentaries – dealing with big issues of our time and with stories that resonate universally. For over 20 years, Storyville has aired acclaimed films such as: India’s Daughter, City of Ghosts, Blackfish, Death on the Staircase, OJ: Made in America, Notes on Blindness and Man on Wire. Many of these films have won Oscar, Grierson, Emmy, Peabody and other prestigious awards.
Kate Townsend commissions original documentaries out of the UK for the global streaming platform Netflix, which has over 150 million members. Kate has worked across titles such as the Emmy nominated Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, historical courtroom drama documentary series The Devil Next Door, and documentary crime thriller Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. Prior to Netflix, Kate was Commissioning Editor of the BBC’s Storyville, where her credits include A Syrian Love Story, Pussy Riot, Notes on Blindness and India’s Daughter. She’s twice been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy, and won the RTS award for Best Current Affairs Documentary for BBC Two’s Power To The People.
Looking to fund your first full length documentary? Find out more about our Film & TV Funding Award here. Deadline for submissions is January 31st 2020.