AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 category presentation: Video Documentary

  • June 24, 2021

AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, June 24, 2021 – AIPS is inviting all professional sport journalists involved in video production – cameraman, producer, director, etc., to take part in the fourth edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards in the Athlete Profile, Documentary and/or the Short Feature categories.


For Documentary, an applicant is expected to submit “a video longer than 10 minutes that tells a compelling and revealing story about any aspect of the sport world, showing qualitative research and editorial input combined with quality filmmaking”.


Read about Athlete Profile here 


Participation is free and each person can submit a maximum of two submissions published between November 10, 2020 and October 4, 2021, in any language, for a chance to win 8,000 US Dollars for the first place, 3,000 US Dollars for the second place and 2,000 US Dollars for the third place.


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“Stop the Tour”, a BT Sport Film by the director Louis Myles (UK), which in 2019 marked 50 years since a 19-year-old Peter Hain led anti-apartheid protests against the Springbok rugby tour of Britain and Ireland, topped this category in the last edition of the Awards. It tells the powerful story of how sport played a key role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Indeed, the country’s third rugby World Cup victory in Japan, inspired by the first black captain of the Springboks, could not have come at a better time. The landmark moment of Siya Kolisi lifting the Webb Ellis Cup, surrounded by a multi-racial squad, would never have been possible without the Stop the Seventy Tour demonstrations dating back to 1969, which did not only successfully disrupt the Springbok rugby tour but also forced the cancellation and banning of South African sport internationally for decades. The one hour 24-minute film, which brilliantly connects the struggle of the past and the triumph of the present, also demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between sport and society.


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