One World Media Awards announces shortlist

Last Train Home and Blood, Sweat & Takeaways are among the shortlisted nominees.
May 19, 2010

The One World Media Awards, to be held June 22 in London, has announced its shortlist for this year’s event.

The awards ceremony, to be hosted by English journalist/presenter Jon Snow, recognizes excellence in coverage that best reflects the social, political and cultural life of people in the developing world and tends to feature some of the leading names in factual television and journalism. This year’s event will also, for the first time, coincide with a week of events presented by One World Media, including screenings and panel discussions.

Among factual shortlisted nominees, programs up for the TV Documentary of the Year award include Afghanistan: Behind Enemy Lines (Clover Films for Dispatches/Channel 4); Dispatches: Afghanistan’s Dirty War (October Films for Channel 4) and Kids for Sale: Stacey Dooley Investigates – Nepal (BBC Three). Nominations for Best Feature Documentary went to Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home (EyeSteelFilms); Mugabe and the White African, directed by Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey (Arturi Films with Explore Films, Agency for Wales, Arts Council for Wales, Molinare Productions) and Presumed Guilty, directed by Roberto Hernandez and Geoffrey Smith (Lawyers With Cameras).

The first episode of Blood, Sweat and Takeaways, produced by Ricochet for BBC Three, is up for the Popular Features award, while End of the Line (Arcane Pictures, Calm Productions and Dartmouth Films) is up for the Environmental award.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.