Who will be awarded the coveted £100,000 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. Come and support the finalists, be your own armchair judge, and bear witness as the legacy of pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker brings another exceptional documentary idea to life.
Moderators: Jane Ray (The Whickers), Krishnan Arora (SBS)
Judges: Jo Lapping (BBC), Kate Townsend (Netflix), Oli Harbottle (Dogwoof)
Mak CK (Award-winning Filmmaker), Jane Mote (The Whickers)
Le Spectre de Boko Haram (The Ghost of Boko Haram) - Cyrielle Raingou, Cameroon – France
Nice Ladies - Mariia Ponomarova, Ukraine – Netherlands
Our Hoolocks - Ragini Nath & Chinmoy Sonowal, India
Re-Evaluation - Toby Bull, UK
Two Mountains Weighing Down My Chest - Viv Li, China – Germany
Pitch Producer: Emily Copley
About The Whickers: The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary. They seek to use the generous legacy of pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker, to support emerging film and audio documentary-makers in the funding and production of director led programmes. The Whickers are comprised of two annual awards: the Film & TV Funding Award and the Radio and Audio Funding Award (RAFA). Find out more on their website HERE.