The shortlist for the Grierson 2013 British Documentary Awards are out and we are pleased to announce we have 3 films listed for Best Cinema Documentary - The House I Live In, In the Shadow of the Sun and Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present. Last year the Best Cinema Documentary award went to Dogwoof doc Bobby Fischer Against the World so fingers crossed for a winner again this year. Meanwhile Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet has also been nominated for Best Newcomer Documentary
The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary. Established in 1972, the Grierson Awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.
Find out more and see all the films on the shortlist at The Grierson Trust website.