SANDFORD ST MARTIN 2022 AWARDS SHORTLISTS

Shortlisting for the Sandford St Martin Awards is a little like taking a dip into a lake of the UK’s collective subconscious. Wade in and you find yourself wallowing in the concerns, hopes and obsessions that have consumed content-makers and audiences over the last year. Invariably there are some themes that float to the surface. My colleague Jess Lewis put it very succinctly when she said that this year the floaters are to do with “people and the planet” – but have a look at the lists below and you’ll be amazed by invention and variety in which they’ve been explored. As ever we are exceedingly grateful and indebted to our shortlisters – accomplished subconscious lake swimmers all – who undertake the hardest part of making the Awards work. In total they have dedicated hundreds (quite possibly thousands) of hours to carefully viewing and reviewing entries. They have cogitated, deliberated, opined and argued. Shortlisting is equal measures art and science – we are lucky that, once again, our shortlisters are committed students of both.

Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s awards – there was some truly brilliant work that could not be represented below. And best of luck to this year’s finalists for the final lap.

Anna McNamee, Executive Director

14 March 2021


To meet this year’s judging panels and find out more about our shortlisters, click HERE.

TV/Video

BROTHERHOOD: THE INNER LIFE OF MONKS

Intrepid Media Ltd for BBC Four


CELEBRATION KITCHEN: PASSOVER SPECIAL

Cactus TV for BBC One


DIFFERENT LEAGUE: THE DERRY CITY STORY

State of Grace and Stray Bear Productions for BBC One NI / BBC Two


ESTHER RANTZEN: LIVING WITH GRIEF

Burning Bright Productions for Channel 5


HELP

The Forge for Channel 4


WITNESS: THE WALL OF SHADOWS

Braidmade Films for Al Jazeera English


Radio/Audio

A UYGHUR RAMADAN

CTVC for ‘Things Unseen’ podcast


LENT TALKS – A LETTER TO LYDIA

BBC Audio North for BBC Radio 4


SHOULD I TAKE THE KNEE? 

BBC Heart and Soul for the BBC World Service


THE RIGHT THING: SAVING THE MAN WHO SHOT ME

CTVC for BBC World Service


THINGS FELL APART

BBC Audio North for BBC for Radio 4/BBC Sounds


TRAVELLING TELESCOPE

Falling Tree Productions for BBC World Service


Journalism

ANTISEMITISM IN LONDON

Sam Holder / ITV News London


BLACK MUSLIMS

BBC Radio 4 / Newsbeat BBC Radio 1


PANORAMA: IS THE CHURCH RACIST?

BBC Panorama for BBC One and BBC iPlayer


PANORAMA: THE ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION

BBC Panorama for BBC One


POPE FRANCIS IN IRAQ: The historic pilgrimage

BBC Audio: Heart and Soul for BBC World Service / BBC Sounds


WITNESS: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK

Red Queen Media and Playart Productions for Al Jazeera English


Young Audience

BLACK BRITISH STORIES

CTVC for BBC Teach


CENTRE STAGE

CTVC for truetube.co.uk


FAITH IN KIDS: 4 KIDS PODCAST

Faith in Kids for buzzsprout.com/23706


LISTEN, DAD

Gold Wala for CBBC


THIS GIRL’S CHANGED

ClockWork Films for BBC iPlayer/BBC Three


WHAT’S ON YOUR HEAD?

Gold Wala for Cbeebies