The Association for International Broadcasting is delighted to reveal the AIBs 2017 shortlist.

2017 has been a record year for this competition that rewards the best factual productions across video, audio and online. The AIBs are truly international, with work submitted from every continent.

It has been a tremendous challenge for us to deliver this shortlist, as so many – if not all – of the entries deserve recognition. The productions included in this year’s final selection are remarkable, adopting a wide range of techniques to cover a wide range of subjects.

Our global panel of judges have now received the productions that they are going to evaluate. They now face an even tougher challenge than our long and shortlisting teams.

On Wednesday 1 November, we will announce the overall winners in each category at our gala awards night at LSO St Luke’s in London. Hosted by Matthew Amroliwala from BBC World News, this is a meeting point for producers, editors, journalists and executives from all over the world and provides an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas in a collaborative and celebratory atmosphere. The following day, 2 November, we will hold our #iamabroadcaster The AIBs Masterclass. This offers the chance to learn from colleagues and peers in the international factual media industry in a half-day event that helps share knowledge and foster cooperation.

Places are already being booked for both events and we’re looking forward to another sell-out gala evening and Masterclass. Details of how to book places at the AIBs gala awards night and the #iamabroadcaster Masterclass are online at

We wish good luck to all our finalists and look forward to welcoming you to your celebration of success in November!