About the Walkley Documentary Award
This award recognises excellence in documentary production that is grounded in the principles of journalism – accuracy, impact, public benefit, ethics, creativity, research and reporting – together with rigorous filmmaking.
The award is open to a variety of documentary storytelling styles and the judges will be looking for courage and creativity in concept, approach and execution. Documentaries may encompass in-depth examination of issues of local, national or international importance or of contemporary or historic events and may include investigative, biographical and first-person stories that reflect the emotion and drama of the human experience.
Entries must be at least 40 minutes in length and no more than three hours. If the documentary is part of a series that exceeds the three-hour limit entrants must choose the three hours of content they wish to be judged on e.g. the first three episodes.
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A longlist of six films were announced for the 2022 Walkley Documentary Award on September 29, 2022. Read the full announcement here.