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13th Prix Marulic from 16th to 22nd of May / Call for programs
Attached there is a Call for programs for the 13th Prix Marulic which will be held in Hvar from 16th to 22nd of May.
Best regards from Croatia,
Nikica Klobucar, assistant organizer
Ljubo Pauzin, festival organizer
Marko MaruliÄ‡ (Split, August 18, 1450 – Split, January 5, 1524) was a Croatian poet and Christian humanist, known as the Crown of the Croatian Medieval Age and the father of the Croatian Renaissance.
We celebrate : Peter Leonhard Braun 80. Pure Granite
Next Wednesday February 11th is Leo’s birthday. 80. I think the international community of creative radio makers, and especially the International Features Conference, his very own child, owe him a grand salute. His impact on our work, our creativity , our thinking radio, and on international networking and solidarity is immense.
If you want to join the celebration, please send a message on this website
So your message can be read by all the friends and colleagues of the IFC ( Leo’s famous big circle) on this site.
click for read the messages from others » HERE
Alora, avanti, It would be nice if you could mail the message on the 11th. The message is stronger if we send it all together.
Merci. Thank you. Je vous embrasse.
read: THE GENENIS of the IFC by Peter Leonhard Braun
2nd March: deadline for submitting IFC09 prods
As you know, the 35th International Feature Conference (IFC) will be held in Dublin on 9-14 May 2009 at the kind invitation of RTÉ/Ireland.
The EBU Features Group will meet in Geneva on 5-6th March to select the productions which will be played at the IFC. All entrants will be notified by email of the outcome of the pre-selection process immediately after this meeting.
Please note once again that the deadline for submitting radio feature/documentary productions for possible inclusion in the listening sessions is 2nd March.
2nd March is really the last day. It would be actually better to receive these entry proposals as soon as possible.
o 1 ten-minute audio excerpt
o An exact English translation of the excerpt provided
o A synopsis of the production
The excerpt may be sent by one of these methods:
o By uploading an audio file to the following ftp server:
o By sending a CD(no DAT please) to:
European Broadcasting Union,
Head of Eurosonic/Radio Plus
L’Ancienne Route 17A,
Please send the relevant English translation and synopsis by email to Marceau@ebu.ch
Deadline for BOTH conference and hotel registration. Please complete the appended forms and return as specified.
I hope you still remember me for I will always think of you. Come back today in my life so that I can claim, dear Leo, the happiest birthday youâ€™d ever dream.
Bart Stouten, VRT (very much alive and kicking)
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You have been the creator so many trails over the years! It is our deepest and most sincere wish that you will continue to be an inspiration for many many many years yet to come! Happy Birthday! See you soon
Anna Sekudewicz, Anna DudziÅ„ska Polish Radio Katowice
Dear Leo,in many situations in these 10 years that will follow you came up as a distant father figure to me. Still very elegant. Noble. And strong. But much more crazy then I could ever imagine when I was only a child reading this name from my father’s envelopes: Peter Leonhard Braun – (sound of a satisfied baby humming, nyamming, then silence.calm breathing of a sleeping baby) I wish you very happy this special, round birthday to you.!!! (silence.then bells of Europe ringing midnight.) Pavlica
walked over me and you touched my face and looked into my eyes… You made me feel an adopted child of the IFC (thespite the IFC and me being the same age).
Long live THE KING of featuremaking!
Monika Hemperek, Lublin
On this day, the 29.220th of your distinguished life, I send you from London my warmest wishes for continuing good health, mental vigour and personal and conjugal happiness.
Salutations, Birthday Boy!
Î§Î¡ÎŸÎÎ™Î‘ Î ÎŸÎ›Î›Î‘! MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY! KOULLOU SANA WA ENTA TAYEB, YA GAMEEL! JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE! CENTO DI QUESTI GIORNI! FELIZ COMPLEANOS! and last, but by no means least, ALLES GUTE ZUM GEBURTSTAG!
[But are you really on the threshold of your ninth decade? You still look and sound so youthful! My suspicion is that you are showing off again!]
Looking forward to seeing you soon, Blessings, John
Much, we guess. But very different!
You changed something in radio and in us.
Your friends in NRK thank you for that, and wish you challenging years to come, dear old, charming, irritating, provocing, inspiring and dominant Lion!
Hege Dahl, Kari Hesthamar, Lars-Helge Myklebust, KÃ¥re Johan Lund, Berit Hedemann, Nils Heyerdahl and the rest.
It goes without saying that I shall put you in the second category.
And thank you for your kindness, support, friendship!
It is my fervent hope that pugs are the secret to longevity and vigour.
My 6 year olds, Max and Lola (the black one), send you their best.
Neil CBC Toronto
As I met you several times over the years, on feature conferences, not really by free will, I began to realise that it was you who initiated to bring all us people together, and slowly I was able to discover the love in you with that you have also established these personal ties. And so I not only got to know the bold, loud, generous, powerful manager of the international radio world and beyond, but also the quiet, self-critical, open, and: yes, not less vulnerable than I am myself, very human being. Someone who cares.
Thank you for years of encouragement, closeness, guidance, sharp criticism and warm praise, and many tons of crude oil.
Leo, on behalf of the whole TCF crew – myself, Johanna, Delaney and Gwen…happy, happy Day.
Such was my entry to the international family of feature makers. (I shouldn’t forget to add that Leo â€“ then still “Mister Braun” to me â€“ gave me the chance for a complete re-make of the programme, one extra week in the best studio of SFB). Since then Leo has been a livelong attentive, caring, challenging discussion partner in my mind, sometimes even in my dreams (not necessarily nightmares) – myself asking more than once:
WHAT WOULD LEO SAY TO IT ?
Frankly spoken: He has been and still is kind of a professional “Ãœber-Ich” â€“ sparring partner, friendly shadow, lighthouse, opponent, wailing wall, respected friend. Writing those words of affection, I see Leo putting out his green ballpoint, grabbing the printout of this mail â€¦ â€¦ And little Helmut (30 years younger) is sitting in front of his desk â€¦ wondering:
WHAT WOULD LEO SAY TO IT ?
I want to thank you for your generosity, for your warmth and for your honesty. When most people express their views on anything, they can be polite, cunning or friendly – but I know you will always remain sharp, direct and totally honest. This is unique and something to treasure. But what I appreciate most of all is your capacity of showing your feelings, both in joy and sorrow. My strongest memory of you will always be connected to our mutual friend Ã…ke BlomstrÃ¶m’s sad funeral in Stockholm on a beautiful summer’s day a long time ago. For me it was a seal of friendship that will last forever.
A warm hug and much love to you, Barbro
But there is so much more. Besides the noisy Leo, there is the silent Peter. There is Leo, le Clair, and Peter, lâ€™Obscur.
Leo the Clair taught so many of us, timid radio authors, to stand up, to speak up in front of 100 colleagues at international meetings and festivals. Leo forced you to step into the spotlights. A kind of rite of initiation. He learned us to stop to blush and stutter.
Leo, the Obscure, was the lobbyist behind the scenes. I would not like to pay the telephone bills of his worldwide calls. In order to support and stimulate creative radio, he set up a worldwide network of radio professionals, decades before Internet appeared.
Of course, Peter Leonard Braun, is in the first place, the radio man. HÃ¼hner, HyÃ¤nen and Glocken in Europa are classics in European radio history.
Dear Leo, what is a sweeter age than 80? An eight and a zero. Câ€™est beau, Câ€™est rond, Câ€™est chaud.
Ad multos annos!
Edwin Brys, VRT, Belgium