We are delighted to announce our Film & TV Funding Award 2022 shortlisted projects.
This year we were overwhelmed by the volume of high quality applications from around the world and took as much time and care as we could to measure each one against our published criteria. After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the 13 projects that have made it onto our 2022 shortlist (in alphabetical order):
Breaking the News / Jet Leyco / Philippines
How to Survive the End of the World / Jas Pitt & Tom Besley / UK – Panama
Le Spectre de Boko Haram (The Ghost of Boko Haram) / Cyrielle Raingou / Cameroon – France
Motherboard / Victoria Mapplebeck / UK
Nice Ladies / Mariia Ponomarova / Ukraine – Netherlands
Nolandia / Kinga Michalska / Poland – Canada
Our Hoolocks / Ragini Nath & Chinmoy Sonowal / India
Outsider / Siddesh Shetty & Kanishka Sonthalia / India
Re-Evaluation / Toby Bull / UK
Sunday in Japan / Leo Nelki & Sunday Bamweyana / Japan – UK
Two Mountains Weighing Down My Chest / Viv Li / China – Germany
Who I Am Not / Tunde Skovran / US – South Africa
Witnesses From Belarus / Irakli Kordzaia / Georgia – Belarus
The shortlist will now be reviewed by our panel of esteemed judges, including the likes of Jo Lapping (BBC Storyville) and Oli Harbottle (Dogwoof). In mid-April, after what will be a fierce deliberation, we will announce the five finalists who will pitch at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2022 for the chance to win our top £100,000 prize.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our applicants. Every year, the quality has continued to rise and we have been invited into so many new and unseen worlds. As always, it has been a privilege. Thank you and good luck to all.