Our independent panel of judges spent a lot of time deliberating who the winner of 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.

Winners were announced at our glamorous awards ceremony at BAFTA 195 on 6 April 2017.

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

And the winner is… Jenna Kannell with ‘Bumblebees’

Student shortlist

And the winner is… Nicholas Bayfield with ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’

Professional shortlist

And the winner is…Josh Brearley with ‘Women and Girls’

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

And the winner is… Rose Troup Buchanan of Buzzfeed, for her article ‘Where are all the autistic women and girls?’

Documentary shortlist

And the winner is… George the Poet for the BBC Radio 1 broadcast ‘Stories from the Spectrum’

Drama shortlist 

And the winner is…The A Word

Other media shortlist

And the winner is… Sara Harvey for her YouTube channel, ‘Agony Autie’