The Raven Award

“But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

Our feature documentary on the evils of atomic bomb testing 'Where The Wind Blew', directed by André Singer, wins the Doc Utah Raven Award for Best Feature Documentary (we added the popcorn!).

San Francisco here we come

Richard Melman will be attending the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in San Francisco where he will be moderating a Netflix session on Science programming with Jason Spingarn-Koff - Director of Original Documentaries at Netflix.

If you'd like to meet up with Richard, he will be there from the 28th to the 1st. Please contact him at Richard.Melman@Springfilms.TV



From the Syria conflict to modern terrorism and from suffragette surgeons to war art, the IWM Short Film Festival presents films responding to past and contemporary conflict.

Join their free screenings at IWM London between 17 and 26 November, and cast your vote for the Audience Vote Award.

Check out the festival programme, list of finalists and their special evening events, at

Canvey: The Promised Island

Canvey: The Promised Island, produced by Spring Films, to be shown on BBC1 early next year - featured in The Guardian.


We are delighted to announce that A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot, directed by Sineád O’Shea, will have a World Premiere on 13th October at the BFI London Film Festival.

New York, New York

Richard Melman, Spring's MD, is off to New York this week for the Emmys (again!) with fingers crossed for

Into the Inferno

City 40

The Look of Silence (two nominations!)


Remember Baghdad Premiere

Remember Baghdad, Directed by Fiona Murphy, will have a World Premiere at the United Nations Association Film Festival followed by a UK Premiere at the London Jewish Film Festival.

Into the Awards!

Into the Inferno has been shortlisted for

Best Natural History Documentary

in the 2017 Grierson Awards.

Directed by Werner Herzog and commissioned by Netflix, we took Werner and his crew into (and out of) North Korea, Iceland, Vanuatu and Ethiopia to produce this spectacular and moving insight into humanity's relationship with Volcanoes.

Four 2017 Emmy Nominations!

We are delighted to announce that Spring Films has been nominated for four National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences documentary Emmy awards.

Congratulations to our co-producers and directors for their amazing work.

  • Into the Inferno has been nominated in the Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary category.
  • City 40 has been nominated in the Outstanding Investigative Documentary category.
  • The Look of Silence has been nominated in 2 categories - Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Documentary.

The list of nominees is  available on the National Television Academy's website:

LA LA Land…

This July, Figs Jackman, Spring's Head of Global Development is off to LA for a couple of weeks to meet with our American Broadcasters and our agents at ICM -. He's beach body ready and loaded with terrific programme ideas. If you'd like to meet up with him between the 8th and the 22nd please contact him directly at

Sunnyside 2017

Spring Films has been selected to take part in the public pitching process at this years Sunnyside of the Doc. André Singer will be there to pitch 'The Enigma of Mikhail Gorbachev' which Spring is developing for MDR in Germany. If you would like to know more about the project and to meet André at Sunnyside, please contact


André Singer screens his latest film "Where The Wind Blew" and takes part in a Q&A in Vienna on 10th April alongside H.E. Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO (Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-ban Treaty), Andrew Weber, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center and former US Assistant Secretary of Defense. The event was hosted by the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).