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[upd] Call for Ake Blomstrom entries
I would like to remind you that the deadline for entries is 20 january 2008.
European Broadcasting Union
document call-out from Berit Hedemann
29 November 2007
GREAT POSSIBILITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS
Each year young and unrecognized feature makers are encouraged to attend the International Feature Conference by means of the annual award of travel/subsistence grants in the form of the Ake Blomstrom Memorial Prize. This is a possibility to give an extraordinary opportunity to a gifted and promising young documentary maker.
The IFC this year will be held by BNR in Varna in Bulgaria on 14-19 June 2008.
Who is eligible for an Ake Blomstrom Prize?
- Any young and unrecognized feature makers aged 35 years and under on the closing date for application in any given year
- They may be freelance producers or employees of broadcasting corporations and institutions involved in and/or attending the International Feature Conference. The working language of the IFC is English.
- All submissions should be made by individuals, i.e. group entries are not acceptable.
The following should be sent to each member of the Selection Committee listed below:
- A short CV including date of birth, education and radio career to date
- A letter of support from the relevant broadcasting corporation or institution
- a CD copy of a complete programme not exceeding 30’00 duration
- a CD copy of a coherent programme extract of 13’00 to 18’00 duration
- It is not possible to send the programme on other formats than CD.
- A short summary of the programme in English, to be sent in hard copy
- A complete English translation of the programme or programme extract submitted, to be sent in hard copy. If the programme is in English, a complete transcript is needed.
The closing date for the entry of submissions for the 2008 Ake Blomstrom Memorial Prize is 20 January 2008. In order for a submission to be considered, each member of the Selection Committee should have received the materials listed above by the closing date.
The Prize was established in the late 1980s in honour of Ake Blomstrom (31/12/31 – 31/5/85), for many years Head of Documentaries at Sveriges Radio and deeply committed to the work of his young colleagues. Today, the Ake Blomstrom Memorial Prize is a joint venture of SR (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), RBB (Germany), ORF (Austria), BRT (Belgium), HRT (Croatia) and RTÉ (Ireland), which support the Prize by means of an annual donation into a bank account held under the aegis of the EBU.
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Channel 1, Documentaries
P.O. Box 79
105 10 Stockholm
Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg
Argentinierstrasse 3 oa
The Selection Committee will reach its decisions by 1 March 2008, after which all entrants will be notified of the result. At this stage, we anticipate making between three and five awards depending on the quality of the entries and the available funding. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail or telephone.
Chairperson, Ake Blomstrom Memorial Prize
0047 – 23 04 88 21
0047 – 41 55 60 87
12th Prix Marulic Invitation @ Ljubo Pauzin
Attached there is a Call for programs for the 12th Prix Marulic which will be held in Hvar from 10th to 16th of May.
Please visit our web site where you can find information about previous shows.
The address is http://www.hrt.hr/hr/prixmarulic/and we’ll update it very soon.
Best regards from Croatia,
Nikica Klobucar, assistant organizer
Ljubo Pauzin, festival organizer
Croatian Radio is happy to call for your radio programs to the 12th Prix Marulic Radio Festival, which will be held again on the island of Hvar, Croatia, from the 10th to 16th of May 2008.
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 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. [… ]