Best Short Documentary or Feature – less than 10 minutes

AIB recognises that not every news story or documentary calls for a 30’ or more production. In fact, AIB is noticing that there is an increasing number of top-quality short documentaries and reports covering a remarkable range of subjects.

We are also seeing much more competition to established broadcasters from online news services and newspapers that are investing in video programming. This new category, introduced at the request of AIB members and finalists in last year’s AIBs, is open to broadcasters, independent producers, newspapers and online video portals who produce reports, features and documentaries lasting less than 10 minutes.

Telling a story effectively in that time can be challenging, particularly for complex issues. AIB has seen some remarkable work, particularly by newspapers, that are changing the way reporting is undertaken.

We’re searching for the best stories told in a succinct yet effective way, grabbing the audience’s attention and delivering factual stories in new ways.

Information on how to enter is given in the checklist on this website – treat this category as a television category in terms of what you need to submit. Online broadcasters can submit their work as a .mov file (25 fps or 50 fps/1080p, 1080i or 720p) instead of a digibeta or DVCAM tape.

All submissions must have been broadcast or released online between 1 June 2011 and 30 June 2012.