The time has finally come where we announce the shortlists for each category in the Autism Uncut film and media awards.

Our independent panel of judges spent a lot of time deliberating who the three finalists in each category would be, and with such a high volume of high quality entries, they had a difficult task ahead of them. 

We can now reveal their final decisions on the short films, documentaries, dramas, journalism and other media that they feel has a high impact on public understanding of autism.

Film competition

We asked aspiring, student and professional filmmakers to submit films up to four minutes long to our competition.

Click on the categories below to see the entries that made the shortlist. Drum roll please...

Aspiring shortlist

Student shortlist

Professional shortlist


Media awards

Our media awards are looking for the representations of autism in TV, film and other media, across four categories, that have been effective in improving public understanding of autism in the last year. Find out who has been selected as a finalist for each below.

Journalism shortlist

Documentary shortlist

Drama shortlist 

Other media shortlist


Winners of the awards will be announced at our glamorous Autism Uncut ceremony at BAFTA 195, in London on Thursday 6 April.

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