17th Prix Marulic – International Festival of Radio Plays and Documentary Radio Dramas
(May 18-24, 2013 Hvar/Croatia)
The 17th edition of “Prix Marulic Festival – Old texts revisited!” (held on the island of Hvar) has presented 54 broadcasts from 22 countries and 25 production companies.
The Prix Marulic award is given in three categories; Documentary Radio Drama, Radio Drama and Short Form Category and it consists of a money prize, a diploma and a lighthouse sculpture of the radio-island.
At the end of the festival the jury members chaired by Soila Valkama from Finland and Chris Brookes from Newfoundland, Canada, have decided to award the Grand Prix Marulic to Germany, Russia and Great Britain.
In the DOCUMENTARY Category:
2nd Place: Great Britain (Rockethouse Productions Ltd) – “No Greater Love” produced by Cathy FitzGerald and Matt Thompson
3rd Place: Bulgaria (BNR) – “A Longer Road to the Battlefield, Chapter 4: If my body dies…” authors: Daniela Manolova (BNR), Borislav Evlogoev (BNR), Soila Valkama(YLE), producers: Pauliana Novakova (BNR), Hannu Karisto (YLE)
In the DRAMA Category:
(Grand Prix Marulić) went to Germany (Deutschlandfunk) – “Faust Song of the Sun” produced by Werner Fritsch.
2nd Place: Great Britain (BBC Radio Drama) – “Reeds in the Wind”, author: Grazia Deledda, dramatized by Linda Marshall Griffith, producer and director – Nadia Molinari.
3rd Place: Romania (Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation) – “Suzana” – author and director: Ilinca Stihi, producer – Atila Vizauer.
In the SHORT FORM Category:
(Grand Prix Marulić) was awarded to Russia (Radio Russia – RTR) – “26 centuries of the Fox and the Crow”, producer: Zhanna Perelyaeva, director: Dmitry Nikolaev
2nd Place: Czech Republic (Czech Radio) – “How the Cuddlies Died Out” – author: Daniela Fischerova, producer: Katerina Rathouska, director: Aleš Vrzak
3rd Place: Czech Republic (Czech Radio) – “Home birth” author: Petr Hudsky, produced by Katerina Rathouska, director: Aleš Vrzak
Award “Hvar Theatre” went to member of Prix Marulic Team – Dragutin Sakoman.