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) and Jane Mote (The Whickers)

Moderated by award winning filmmaker Jane Ray (Artistic Director, The Whickers).

The 2020 Finalists:
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

A recording of the pitch and the awards ceremony is available to all Digital Industry Pass Holders on the Doc/Player platform.

The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary.