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11th Prix Marulic at Sunny Hvar | Zagreb
Please find attached the regulations, registration, and accreditation forms for the 11th edition of “Prix Marulic”, the International Festival of Radio Plays and Documentary Radio Dramas, which will be held in Hvar from 5 to 13 May 2007.
The completed forms should be sent direct to HRT at the following address.
tel: (+) 385 1 634 44 33
fax: (+) 385 1 634 44 32
Croatian Radio is delighted to call for your radio programmes for the 11th Prix Marulic at Sunny Hvar Radio Festival, which will be held again on the island of Hvar, Croatia, from 5 to 13 May 2007.
The Prix Marulic at Sunny Hvar – Old Texts Revisited is an annual festival of radio plays based on literary and cultural texts. Its basic aim is to examine and compare different ways and approaches in presenting old literary texts and our cultural heritage to the modern listener. We are looking for a radio dialogue between past and present. The Festival is organized by the Drama Department of Croatian Radio.
In the historical setting of the ancient Dalmatian town of Hvar, on the island of the same name, you will have morning and afternoon listening sessions at places with a rich history: the theatre (built 1612), the cloister and refectory of the Franciscan monastery, the town fortress, medieval palaces, gardens and other venues. In the evening, we will discuss the broadcasts presented as well as various aspects of contemporary radio.
Please share this information about the Prix Marulic at Sunny Hvar Festival with any of your colleagues (directors, writers, sound engineers, etc.) who might be interested in attending the Festival. Participants from all over the world have created and developed this Festival over the past ten years, and the Prix Maruli_ at Sunny Hvar Radio Festival looks forward to welcoming its international radio family once again.
The Island of Hvar, Croatia – a radio island!
Ljubo Pauzin, Festival Organizer
Presentation of 2006-2007 EBU Master School in Copenhagen
Presentation of 2006-2007 EBU Master School on Radio Feature 3rd edition at the IFC
28 April 2007 – 3 May 2007
Danmarks Radio Byen, Copenhagen , Denmark
- The young radio producers who took part in the 2006-2007 EBU Master School on Radio Features
- to present EBU Master School on Radio Features to the prestigious international platform, the International Features Conference (IFC)
- to present the final projects of the young radio producers to the IFC
Hello from Chicago
As many of you already know, and some of you are already participating
in, the Third Coast Festival is producing a two-hour program called
“Radio Across Time Zones”, which will focus on radio stories produced
outside the US, and will air across the country this spring/early
summer. The documentaries, narratives, and features that we’ve curated
for the program will be presented alongside interviews with producers
and a remix of radio snippets from various countries worldwide.
For our opening mix we’re creating a collage of voices and soundbites
from all over the place, and are hoping to add some “station IDs” in as
many different languages as possible to the mix. (Basically – call
numbers, letters and names, and maybe even a short jingle, announced in
a variety of languages – for example “You’re listening to BBC Radio 4”)
Does your station have a standard ID that’s played at the top of the
hour, or at other pre-determined times? If so, could you pass that on
for us to incorporate into the opening mix, or direct us to someone that
We’ve created a file on our FTP site for this, called RATZ.
Here’s the link, and log-in information:
If you have any questions, just holler.
Thanks so much if you’re able to help, and I hope everyone’s well.
third coast international audio festival
Seminars, Sessions and Bios (33rd IFC, Copenhagen)
A) “Pitching”, by Jens Jarisch, Independent Producer
This seminar will deal with the communication between editorial offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and feature makers who want to offer a project to them. How are the documentary departments organized, who are the people working there?
Jens Jarisch (b. 1969) is an independent author and producer of radio documentaries, working mainly for German broadcasters, living in Hong Kong and Berlin, always trying to overcome jet-lag.
B)”The bimedia handyman”, by Mads Hvitved Grand, DR-doc Århus
Working at DR in a multimedia environment.
Mads Hvitved Grand works primarily in radio, producing documentaries and features.
He works in Århus for DR – and in the past few years he has worked on several productions that have resulted in both radio and television programmes as well as web products all coming from the same material.
C) ” At first sight: my ways of doing interviews”, by Kasia Michalak (PR/Poland)
1. “I Have Found the Person” or Diogenes fulfilled. On perception of the interviewed person and on internal and external preparation of the meeting.
2. “A Good First Impression” ˆ a successful first meeting.
3. “Invisible Microphone” ˆ an interview or a conversation? Trust or interrogation?
4. “Invaluable Details” – how to form questions and in what order?
5. Responsibility for the person interviewed
Kasia Michalak (b.1972 ) works for Polish Radio (Regional Broadcasting Station – Radio Lublin SA ), in the Documentary Department. Kasia won the Prix Europa Radio Osterreich 2005 (with Monika Hemperek ), and Prix Italia Venice 2006.
A) “How to build/develop a story with sounds”, by Leo Knikman, Independent
Leo Knikman runs his own production company in the Netherlands, and works both as a dramaturge and a coach besides doing sound design. His productions are known for being innovative and daring, and he has won numerous awards for his work.
B) “Finding and developing new platforms”, by Ole Mølgaard, Head of Programming (DR/Denmark)
DR’s experiences with digital radio, internet radio and podcasting.
Ole Mølgaard (b. 1963) is Head of Programming for radio at DR and responsible for the development of the DR digital radio strategy and controller of DRs 35 radiochannels available on FM or DAB and on the internet (www.dr.dk/radio ).
C) “EBU Master School on Radio Features”, by Nathalie Labourdette (EBU) and Edwin Brys (VRT/Belgium)
Cheers! La nouvelle cuvée 2007 est arrivée ! We are talking about the 3rd edition of the EBU Masterschool .After 9 months of training and coaching, 13 new radio talents gave birth to their radio baby: a radio feature. They come from Poland, Ireland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Austria. What did they learn? How can you intensively train young talents for the benefit of your own company? How can you be coached by someone who does not even speak your language? Six young talents will tell their stories…
D) “My Choice”
Carte blanche to host Erling Kristensen (DR/Denmark).
Erling Kristensen (b.1939), Production Manager, The Danish Feature Group.
He has worked with Features during five decades ˆ first as a sound engineer (Prix Italia 1978 with ‰Death In The Mountains‰ and in 1985 with ‰No Punishment, No School‰). He then became a producer, adviser and director. Retired in 2006.
Sad News From DR
Yesterday evening we were appalled to hear that senior management in Danish Radio have decided to close Dokumentarzonen, the slot in which radio documentaries and features are broadcast.
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“The decision has been taken on a purely financial basis” (Leif Lønsmann, DR’s radio direktor) and does not reflect on the consistently high quality of Danish documentary work or on the audience share enjoyed by the slot. Though the full ramifications of the decision are not yet clear, it is anticipated that there will be job losses in both radio and television as a result.
This is an incredibly sad story for all of us.
At a personal and intimate level within our features family, Danish documentaries and features have stood out like a light for us all for many, many years now. The work of our DR colleagues has shown us what can be done with a wholly compassionate approach and a meticulous attention to detail on all levels. More to the point perhaps, the Danes have embraced us all with their huge generosity and helped many of us on our path as feature makers with training, advice and encouragement.
At a more general professional level, what is happening in Denmark is symptomatic of a general trend in public service radio today. The primary platform space available for high quality feature work is contracting in the face of rising costs. Increasingly, radio management teams elect to understand value in purely fiscal terms. In this environment, it is our job to find new ways of doing the work and new conduits for the old message that feature work is one of the standard bearers of public service broadcasting quality. If we lose the standard bearers, as DR is now poised to do, we run the risk of losing everything: our craft memory, our skill base and, ultimately, our collective future as a broadcast medium.
It is timely that at the end of this week we will gather in Copenhagen for the International Features Conference. Our Danish colleagues, with their wonderful grace and warmth, are anxious that their personal situation does not become an elephant in the room of the IFC. We can read this is another way. The forthcoming IFC is an opportunity for us to make solidarity with them and to celebrate their achievements and all that they have been in our midst for so many years.
In this spirit, we look forward to seeing all of you who will be in Copenhagen and urge those who cannot be there in person to join us by sending your messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorelei Harris and Kari Hesthamar
(Joint Chair, EBU Features Group)
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