SANDFORD ST MARTIN 2021 AWARDS SHORTLISTS
It seems a bit simplistic to observe that, as years go, 2020 was a turbulent one. Looking back, what will we remember? The global pandemic, of course. Social unrest and protest as millions of people took to the street under banners demanding the right to be heard, seen and to breathe. Growing concerns about climate change as wildfires swept through California and Australia. Brexit. Megxit. And then there was “that” election.
It’s been an anxious and demanding time and no one working in the media or broadcasting has been immune to the impact. Many of those subjects feature in this year’s Awards shortlists, but, reviewing what’s there, I’ve been particularly struck (and relieved) by how so many entrants found a way to counter the weight of the times we’re living in, with stories that also concern love, forgiveness, resilience, determination and solidarity.
If we’re living through a period of change, challenge and uncertainty, this year’s shortlists prove that even while working under unprecedented, difficult circumstances, broadcasters, content-makers and creatives can rise to the occasion to inform, educate and entertain. More so than ever, it’s been an honour and a privilege to have been sent their work for consideration in this year’s competition. Particular congratulations to those who are finalists for Awards this year. But most sincere congratulations to all who entered – you have all been an inspiration.
Anna McNamee, Executive Director
15 March 2021
Please note: Winners of this year’s special Content and Community categories of the 2021 Trustees’ Awards will be announced in May.
Shortlists are only being published in the Trust’s annual categories – TV/Video, Radio/Audio, Journalism and Children’s Broadcasting.
To meet this year’s judging panels, click HERE.
Atlantic Productions for BBC Two
Top Hat Productions for BBC Two
Expectation TV for BBC Two
Bright Button Productions / Pulse Films for Channel 4
Wall To Wall for BBC Two
Rees Films for Al Jazeera English
Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4
Documentary On One for RTÉ Radio
Must Try Softer Productions for BBC Radio 4
CTVC for BBC World Service
Falling Tree Productions for BBC World Service “Heart and Soul”
Just Radio Ltd for BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4
BBC Audio for BBC World Service
BBC Religion and Ethics for BBC Radio 4
BBC Religion and Ethics, Audio North for BBC Radio 4
BBC News Arabic Documentaries for BBC World Service, BBC News, BBC News Arabic, BBC iPlayer
A Momento Film and Thinking String Media for Al Jazeera English
CTVC for BBC Bitesize
CTVC for BBC Teach
Drummer TV for BBC iPlayer
BBC Good Morning Sunday for BBC Sounds
Paper Owl Films for TG4, SG4 and BBC Alba
BBC Children’s In-House Productions for CBBC