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Whickers World Foundation

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.

With a main award worth £100,000 and a runner-up contribution of £20,000, The Whickers Film & TV Funding Award is one of the most significant documentary awards in the world.

Must be the filmmaker or filmmakers’ first 50+ minute documentary film where they own the director or co-director credit

Open to filmmakers from anywhere in the world. We encourage international filmmakers to apply

Projects must be at the late development to early production stage at the time of applying, this is not a finishing fund

Award money cannot be paid to an individual.

Therefore applicants must either: provide proof of company viability; have a fiscal sponsor on board; have a nominated production company on board to create a dedicated project account for their film; or confirm that they are willing to set up a limited company and dedicated project account if shortlisted.

Current Status
On Hold
Film Type
Open for Submissions