Who will be awarded the coveted £80,000 Film & TV Funding Award to make their first feature-length documentary? The Whickers Pitch brings together five emerging directors to pitch their non-fiction projects to a panel of industry judges including Oli Harbottle (Dogwoof), Mandy Chang (BBC Storyville), Gary Byung-Seok Kam (filmmaker), Kate Townsend (Netflix), Jane Mote (The Whickers), and a special cameo from Jane's cat Teddie.

Moderated by award winning filmmaker Jane Ray (Artistic Director, The Whickers).
 
 
A recording of both the pitch and awards ceremony are available now to all Digital Pass Holders on the Doc/Player platform.
 
The 2020 Finalists are:
I, Poppy  - Vivek Chaudhary
No Winter Holidays - Rajan Kathet & Sunir Pandey
Nyandeng - Akuol de Mabior
The Dam - Dan Faber
The Hermit of Treig - Lizzie Mackenzie
 
More details of the finalists and their projects here
 
The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary. 
 
 

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