Announcing the 2019 Rory Peck Awards Finalists

We are thrilled to celebrate the talent and dedication of these 11 freelance journalists, who covered stories in Yemen, Nicaragua, Lebanon, Sierra Leona, and beyond.

We are proud to announce the finalists across our three categories: the News Award sponsored by Google, the News Features Award and the Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs.

This year, we received over 100 entries shot in 55 different countries – an amazing quantity of work on a range of topics and issues. The finalists reported from all over the world, covering stories of suicide, war, disease, and corruption by crafting films with powerful and intimate footage from Nicaragua to Syria, and Sierra Leone to Yemen. All nine pieces reflect the dedication, bravery, and deep sense of commitment shared by freelance journalists everywhere.

Congratulations to all finalists!

The winners in each category will be announced at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday 7th November at the BFI Southbank in London. Attending the Awards is a fantastic opportunity to view the best in documentary and journalistic coverage from around the world, and to meet the talented freelancers behind the work.

A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase – get yours now!