The International Association of Women in Radio and Television holds a biannual jury contest for documentary radio and film. This year’s theme is “Making Their Voices Heard … See Their Lives!”
The IAWRT Awards celebrate outstanding documentaries made by women and are open to all female producers, directors and journalists working with radio, television and film documentaries anywhere in the world.
Documentaries must be about women who are making a difference to their own lives or to the lives of other women. Entries must be between 20 – 90 minutes long for Film and 15 – 60 minutes for Radio and have been broadcast, or shown at a competitive festival from October 2009 – September 2011.
An international jury of professionals will assess entries and the winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner during the IAWRT 34th Biennial Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21-24 November 2011.
The Award for the most outstanding documentary in each medium is US $1,000.
Stories about Cambodia have won prizes in the past. In 2009, Marit Gjertsen’s “Living in the Minefield” share the honourable mention prize in the television category. Gjertsen’s documentary chronicled the life An Vy, who struggled to care for her 8 daughters after a landmine killed her husband.
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