2018 Walkley Documentary Award longlist announced

Six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2018 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be screened at Sydney’s State Library of NSW in October, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year.

The films span a range of topics, from a family saga to investigations into Russian interference in the US election. These stories cross the globe, exploring what Rohingya refugees are fleeing from, and tracing the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir’s journey to tour Germany. And they explore our society, from the personal cost of institutional abuse, to Australian Muslim artists fighting bigotry with satire and imagination. These films showcase the very best in Australian longform journalism.

2018 Walkley Documentary Award Longlist:

  • My Mother’s Lost Children, Danny Ben-Moshe, Lizzette Atkins and Rhian Skirving, Unicorn Films and ABC TV
  • Myanmar’s Killing Fields, Evan Williams, Patrick Wells, Eve Lucas and Georgina Davies, Dateline, SBS
  • The Song Keepers, Rachel Clements, Naina Sen and Trisha Morton-Thomas, Brindle Films, Indigo Productions and NITV
  • Trump/Russia, Four Corners Trump/Russia team, Four Corners, ABC TV
  • Undeniable, Paul Kennedy and Ben Knight, ABC TV
  • You See Monsters, Tony Jackson and David Collins, Chemical Media and ABC TV

All six films will be screened free for the public at the State Library of NSW on Tuesday October 16. Each screening is free, but RSVP is essential.

For screening times and to book your place, CLICK HERE.

A shortlist of three finalists for the Walkley Documentary will be announced at the State Library of NSW on Thursday October 11. The overall winner will be announced at the 63rd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Brisbane on November 22.

2018 Walkley Award Partners