DIG Awards 2022 finalists announced!

Here are the 25 documentaries and 5 podcasts selected for DIG Awards 2022, taking place in Modena, from September 22th to 25th.
A still from Apart, finalist in the Reportage Long category.

DIG Festival 2022: “Stay Gold” will also host the DIG Awards, the prizes given each year by the DIG jury to the best international journalistic, audio and video productions.

From September 22th to 25th, in Modena, Italy, DIG Festival will host 25 documentaries and five podcasts that will compete in the six categories in the competition.

The finalists for the DIG Pitch, through which DIG will provide up to 15,000 euros for an investigative documentary, will instead be announced in early September.

All competing films and podcasts will be featured during the DIG Festival, presented by the authors in the Astra Cinema and Podcast Room.

The winners of the DIG Awards will instead be announced during the awards ceremony on Saturday 24th September. Full details on the DIG Festival 2022 program are here.

Here are the finalists of DIG Festival 2022 “Stay Gold,” selected from about 400 submissions received (a record for the first eight editions)!

Investigative Long

(For video investigations with a minimum duration of 40 minutes)

“Black Axe”
(BBC News Africa, Nigeria, 52’)

“The Hungarian Playbook”
(ZDF, Germany, 45’)

“The Men who Sell Football”
(Al Jazeera Investigative Unit, UK, 66’)

“The Secrets of Securitas”
(SVT, Sweden, 58’)

“Wagner, Putin’s Shadow Army”
(France TV, France, 79’)

Reportage Long

(For video reportages with a minimum duration of 40 minutes)

(Independent, USA, 85’)

“Erasmus in Gaza”
(Independent, Italy, 88’)

“Life in the Taliban’s Afghanistan”
(VICE, USA, 44’)

(Independent, Italy, 65’)

“Words of Silence”
(Independent, France, 60’)

Investigative Medium

(For video investigations with a duration from 15 to 40 minutes)

“Maremma Felix”
(RAI Spotlight, Premio Morrione, Italy, 20’)

“Myanmar – State Of Fear”
(Al Jazeera 101 East, Malaysia, 26’)

“Nemtsov’s Shadow”
(BBC Eye Investigations, Bellingcat, The Insider, UK, 21’)

“Recycling’s Dirty Secrets”
(CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada, 40’)

“They Stole my Fertility”
(CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada, 26’)

Reportage Medium

(For video reportages with a duration from 15 to 40 minutes)

“Donde los niños no sueñan”
(Independent, Italy, 20’)

“Get Away from the Target”
(The Outlaw Ocean Project | The Guardian, USA, 27’)

“Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife”
(Independent, Al Jazeera English’s Witness, Sri Lanka, 20’)

“Lebanon, Between Two Evils”
(TRT World, Turkey, 26’)

(Independent, Memento, ARTE, France, 24’)


(For video investigations or reportages with a maximum duration of 15 minutes)

“Black Lobby”
(Fanpage.it, Italy, 13’)

“Egypt Papers”
(Disclose, France, 10’)

“How Russia Prepared to Invade Ukraine”
(Le Monde, France, 7’)

“Sons Of Mocimboa: Mozambique’s Terrorism Crisis”
(BBC Africa Eye, UK, 13’)

“The Dictator’s Last Calls”
(BBC News Arabic, UK, 15’)


“In Dark Waters”
(Insider Podcast, Spotify, France)

“The City of the Livings”
(Chora Media, Italy)

“The Conspiracy of Silence”
(Rai Play Sound, Premio Morrione, Italy)

(PBS Frontline, USA)

“Verified. The Next Threat”
(Scripps DC, USA)

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