THE WORLD’S FIRST COMPUTER (“The 2000 Year-Old Computer”) is nominated for the 2013 Grierson Award, in the Best Science Documentary category.

Forty-eight titles have been nominated for the 41st annual awards, and winners will be announced on November 4.

“The nominations for this year’s Griersons represent the cream of documentary filmmaking, featuring both luminaries from the industry and students just setting out on their filmmaking careers,” said Dawn Airey, chairman of The Grierson Trust. “Our judging day was packed with lively, feisty debate and discussion as the jurors championed their favorite films, and the final list of nominations is a smorgasbord of documentary delights from across the globe.”

This year’s jurors included professor Mary Beard, filmmakers Chris Atkins, Liz Mermin and Vanessa Engle, and former Grierson winners and nominees Nick Broomfield, Mandy Chang, Sacha Mirzoeff, Daniel Vernon and David Clews.

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