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Former Tory cabinet minister among Whicker’s World finalists

19 April 2016 6:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.

The finalists have been announced for the inaugural Whicker’s World Foundation Awards, a new fund for documentary makers set up in memory of late broadcaster Alan Whicker.

Prizes totaling more than $150,000 (£100,000) will be awarded in three catergories: the Funding Award, Veteran’s Award and Audio Award. The winners will be announced at Sheffield Doc/Fest award’s night on June 14.

Baron Fowler, the 78-year old former conservative politician, is one of two finalists for the $5,700 (£4,000) Veteran’s Award, which celebrates first-timers over 50.

Fowler’s series The Truth about AIDS, is pitted against Fluechtlinge – Refugee – a 10-minute short about Syrians seeking refuge in a disused airport, made by Keith Hoult, a former It manager from Witney.

The top prize of $115,000 (£80,000) is the Funding Prize, which will be awarded to an emerging talent under 30 for a single TV documentary idea. The »

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