CALL & 2nd info – 41st International Feature Conference, Lublin, Poland,17-21 May 2015



Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the invitation to take part in the 41st International Feature Conference organized by Radio Lublin, Poland, 17-21 May 2015.

Kind regards,
Krystyna KABAT
Project Manager

  1. Seeing you …
  2. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, 15 February 2015 CLOSED
  3. Submission instructions CLOSED
  4. Searching for new and fresh ideas (what?) CLOSED
  5. Important deadlines
  6. This conference (Centre, rooms, info)
  7. Accommodation (Early birds booking info)
  8. Travel (How-to info. Lublin may appear to be difficult to reach …)
  9. Entertainment (info)
    (.doc – read/download/fill in/return)
    This form should be returned by e-mail to by 20th March 2015
    (.doc – read/download/fill in/return)
    This form should be returned by e-mail to your hotel by 20th March 2015

1st Info IFC15 Lublin  – 12 dec 2014

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‘Åke Blomström Award’ Winners 2015

The ‘Ake Blomstrom’ Jury has chosen three winners:

Stine Voigt de Klauman, Denmark, (DR)
Hana Walker-Brown, Great Britain, (BBC)
Kateryna Zaitseva, Ukraine, (National Radio Company of Ukraine)

This year we also have three candidates who we award with a “special recommendation”:

Jesse Cox, Australia (ABC, Syndey)
Dennis Funk, USA  (Third coast podcast, Chicago)
Annie McEwen, Canada (Battery Radio, St. John’s)


Selection committee 2015

Gabriela Hermer
Kulturradio vom RBB

Bjarke Stender
DR Danish Radio

Ljubo Pauzin
Hrvatski radio
Dramski program

Hannu Karisto
Documentary programmes

Leslie Rosin
PG Hörspiel und Feature

Prix Italia 2015 – Big News!

(by: Neil Sandell)

For the first time, the prestigious Prix Italia is opening one of its radio awards to non-members.


Prix Italia 2015

Independent producers and all broadcasting organizations are being encouraged to enter.   

Make no mistake.
This is a breakthrough.
A strong response to the call for entries will send a message to open up the competition even further.

Entry details will follow in the next few days.
In the meantime, consider what you might enter.
Here’s the call for entries.

**The Prix Italia Golden Award for Radio New Formats**

For the year 2015 a Prize is being awarded to the most innovative, unconventional, groundbreaking, daring and bold radio/audio format, including web native radio and audio offers, with no limit of genre, platform, length, produced with or without the support of archive material.

Participation is free and open to member organisations and other players, such as independent producers.

Each competitor can enter only one programme.
This  programme will not be considered in the total number of the entries submitted by Prix Italia members and its length will not be calculated in the overall total length of the programmes submitted to the radio competition.
The programme must have been broadcast or published online in the same form in which it was submitted.

The period of eligibility is: 19th September 2013 – 30th March 2015.
The programmes that have already competed at Prix Italia in the previous editions are automatically excluded.

The prize money, amounting to Euro 7,000, will be offered by Prix Italia to the submitting/winning broadcaster.

The jury, which will be composed of internationally renowned personalities invited by Prix Italia, will take into consideration the following criteria: originality; the values of delight, surprise, engagement and daring; an unconventional approach to audio/radio; excellence in storytelling; innovative sound design and innovative communicational settings.

Deadlines: registration of entries and summaries by 30th March – technical material by 30th April.

  • Web: Prix Italia2015
    (The call for entries is still not posted. However it’s good to give a first notice of the awards, we can follow it up with the entry details later)

REMINDER ! – Prix Marulic – IFC Lublin


The deadline for submissions IFC15 Lublin is Sunday, 15 February 2015




Each year we search for the best and most inspiring documentaries from across the globe.
We listen to them, discuss and argue about new and traditional ways of radio storytelling.

If you would like your feature to be considered for inclusion in the conference programme, please send us your proposals as soon as possible to enable us to follow up on these suggestions and contact new people.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 15 February 2015, but please send us your contribution as soon as possible to help us shape the extraordinary 41st IFC together. CLOSED

Your contribution should consist of:

•    a ten-minute audio excerpt of the programme that you would like to submit
•    an exact English-language translation of the excerpt
•    a synopsis of the production and the reason why you think it is relevant to the IFC.

The excerpt should be sent as follows:

  1. Upload your entry (audio) to the SoundCloud website:

    + Copy/Paste a link to your English translation ( e.g. pdf) into the field: ‘Description’.
  2. Submit your (SoundCloud-)URL and personal info via:
    ‘IFC15 Audio Excerpt’-form:

    [If you have a problem, please contact Willem Davids –]
  3. Please also send your English translation, the synopsis, your reason for submission and all other information to:
    – all of these documents should be sent only as PDF files, ensuring that your documents are in a  print-friendly format.

The EURORADIO Features Group will meet on 2 March 2015 in Vienna to select the productions and ideas for the IFC and to refine its concept. 
All entrants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of the pre-selection process immediately after this meeting.

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From Wolfram Wessels, host of the plenary session: ‘What’s New on the Grapevine':

This year, we are also searching for new and fresh ideas connected with the promotion of our favourite radio genre.
Here is the proposal from Wolfram Wessels, the host of the plenary session:
What’s New on the Grapevine‘:


Besides the regular work that you do in your documentary/feature department, you often have special projects or programmes with something extra.
I think that there are many ideas worth knowing by
colleagues in other departments.
At the IFC 2015, we would like to present some of these projects in
a plenary session and compile those ideas that might be helpful to others.
Perhaps five of them could
be presented at the plenary session in 10 minute time slots, with all of them included in a handout.
please send us your projects and ideas.
We are looking forward to learning more about the work in
different features departments around Europe.

These ideas should be sent to Wolfram Wessels by 8 February at:

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CALL ! – 2015 Prix Marulic – on the island of Hvar, Croatia, from the 9th to 16th of May 2015.

Schermafbeelding 2015-01-20 om 11.15.54HRT – Croatian Radio is delighted to call for your radio programs for the 19th International Prix Marulic Radio Festival, which will be held in Hvar on the island of Hvar, Croatia, from the 9th to 16th of May 2015.

Prix Marulic – Old Texts Revisited is an annual festival of radio plays based on texts from the literary and cultural heritage.

Its basic aim is to examine and compare different ways and approaches in presenting old literary texts and our cultural heritage pre-dating 1921 to the modern listener.
We are looking for a radio dialogue between past and present.

The morning and afternoon listening sessions of the festival take place in historical settings of the town, for example in the cloister and refectory of the Franciscan monastery, the town fortress, medieval palaces and garden, etc.
In the evening, discussions are held and all are welcome to join the jury and participate in the talks about the presented programs that day.



UK’s first international radio drama festival
(by: Melanie Nock, UK)

“We would like to invite all your members to take part in a new audio/radio drama festival “The Winter’s Tales” taking place in the UK in February 2015.
For more information, please see our website

17th January – ART’S BIRTHDAY with EBU-satellite radio

image001(by Ward Weis – BE)

17th January we celebrate ART’S BIRTHDAY with a great EBU-satellite radio happening again!
“Art’s Birthday” is an annual event first proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou.
He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art.
But one day, on the 17th of January to be precise, Art was born.
According to Filliou, it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water.

Filliou proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives.
In recent years, the idea has been taken up by a loose network of artists and friends around the world.
Each year the Eternal Network evolves to include new partners – working with the ideas of exchange and telecommunications-art.

Antwerp has its 10 Art’s Birthday radio event this year!
The picture of Robert Filliou with a paper hat is very well known.
We created a website to celebrate Art’s Birthday and the act of folding paper hats.
If you send us a nice photograph of a hat you have fold we would be honoured to include your hat in our online collection.
To celebrate 10 years of ART’S BIRTHDAY in Antwerp, the best hat will win a unique pure golden hat hand folded by the Belgian master goldsmith Jean Marie Hoegaerts.

A jury will select the winning hat on the 18/01/2015 and the golden miniature will be sent soon after the announcement on our site.