The 2023 Grierson Awards Shortlist is Here



21 July 2023


The Grierson Awards are an annual celebration of the best documentaries from the past year and is one of the biggest highlights on the documentary calendar. Across 16 competitive categories, the Grierson’s celebrate and recognise the best factual programmes and films from both the UK and overseas.

Each category comprises of 8 projects which will then be shortened down to 4 nominees per category in September ahead of the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 9th November.

We are delighted to see so many projects posted with us up for nomination at this year’s awards – congratulations to all of our clients whose projects have made the shortlist.

The Full Shortlist

ENVY Best Single Documentary - Domestic

We are proud to be sponsoring this years 'Best Single Documentary - Domestic' category. Well done to all the teams who worked on this years shortlisted films.

Best Single Documentary – International

Escape from Kabul Airport – Amos Pictures for BBC
Panorama – Mariupol: The People’s Story – Top Hat Productions for BBC

Best Current Affairs Documentary

Panorama – Mariupol: The People’s Story – Top Hat Productions for BBC
The Shamima Begum Story – BBC Current Affairs for BBC
Inside Russia: Putin's War at Home – Hardcash Productions for ITV

Best Sports Documentary

Italia 90: 4 Weeks That Changed the World (Episode 1) – Blast! Films for Sky Documentaries
Rio Ferdinand’s Tipping Point – Sportfive/Brave Films, Circle Circle Films, New Era Ingenious – Prime Video
The Real Mo Farah – Atomized Studios, Red Bull Studios for BBC

Best History Documentary

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland (Episode 3) – Keo Films for BBC

Best Science Documentary

Inside Our Autistic Minds (Episode 1) – BBC Studios for BBC

Best Constructed or Factual Documentary Series

David Beckham: Save Our Squad – Twenty Twenty, Studio 99 for Disney +
Inside Our Autistic Minds – BBC Studios for BBC

Best Documentary Series

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland – Keo Films for BBC