Updated: Nov 24, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the nominations window for the 2020 WFTV Annual Awards is now open. The annual event, now in its 30th year, celebrates the achievements of women in the industry across 14 different categories including Director, Writer, Producer, Business and Contribution to the Medium (a full list follows below).
Anyone in the industry can nominate a woman using a simple online form here.
The winners will be announced at the WFTV Awards 2020, which will take place on the afternoon of Friday 4th December at the London Hilton Park Lane. If social distancing measures mean we can not hold the awards in December, the ceremony will be postponed until Spring 2021.
Last year’s winners included writer Lisa McGee, actor Cherylee Houston, presenter and journalist Claudia Winkleman, production sound mixer Judi Lee Headman, Editor Emma Oxley, Director Jessica Hobbs, and award winning television producer and founder of Sister Pictures, Jane Featherstone. Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker said:
“Our WFTV awards is an awards ceremony unlike any other. The ceremony offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the huge number of talented and creative women working in our industry today. With 14 different awards categories every area of film and TV is covered. It costs nothing to enter, so I’d like to encourage everyone to think about the women they would like to see recognised at this year’s WFTV awards and get nominating!”
Award nominations open: 17:00 Monday 13 July. Award nominations close: 12:00 Friday 28 August. Awards ceremony takes place: Friday 4 December (Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London).
Award Categories and Definitions
The Business Award recognises outstanding business achievement by a woman in film, TV or digital media within the last three years, e.g. an executive producer, distributor, legal and business affairs executive, managing director.
The BBC News and Factual Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman in news, factual programming, current affairs or documentary work in film, TV or digital media in the last two years.
The ScreenSkills Writing Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman writing for film, TV or digital media (including games) within the last two years.
The Director Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman director in film, TV or digital media across entertainment, comedy or drama within the last two years.
The ENVY Producer Award recognises outstanding achievement by a female producer in film, TV or digital media within the last two years.
The IMDB Project Management Award recognises outstanding achievement, by a woman who is a line producer, production supervisor, production manager, location manager, production accountant, or post-production supervisor in film, TV or digital media within the last three years.
The Netflix New Talent Award recognises a woman who is a significant emerging talent in film, TV or digital media, within the last two years.
The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award recognises a woman who has made a significant impact in any aspect of production, in front of or behind the camera in film, TV or digital media over the past year. It also recognises a woman who has contributed to raising awareness or making significant change in the area of women’s equality over the past year.
The Best Performance Award recognises outstanding acting achievement, by a female performer in TV, film or digital media within the last two years.
The EIKON Presenter Award recognises outstanding achievement by an onscreen female presenter in film, TV or digital media within in the last two years. NB Nominations for women working onscreen in News and Current Affairs should be made in the BBC News and Factual Award category.
The MBSE Craft Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman in craft in film, TV or digital media production, especially those working in the more traditionally male-dominated sectors, within the last two years, e.g. camera, sound, lighting, grips, stunt work, set design. NB This is not an award for post-production. There is a separate award for post.
The Creative Technology Award recognises outstanding achievement by a woman in creativity in post-production in film, TV or digital media within the last two years.
The Argonon Contribution to the Medium Award recognises a woman who has achieved excellence through her exemplary body of work over a period of at least 15 years, in film, television or digital media. This is an intermediate level of lifetime achievement, and our second most prestigious award after the Lifetime Award.