Åke Blomström (photo)
Young and promising feature makers have the possibility to get money from the Åke Blomström Award and to attend the International Feature Conference. Each year.
- They were expected to shine on stage at the IFC in Rome in May, the three radio talents from the Ake Blomström Award 2019-2020. But spoilsport C. had arrived. Because […]
- Update on the 2020/21 Åke Blomström award: Completed the process to select three awardees for 2020/21The selection committee has completed the process to select three awardees for 2020/21. The 2020 winners are Lena Loehr ( Germany), Dries Hiroux (Belgium) and Agnieszka Szwajgier (Poland). Congratulations to […]
- The three lucky Ake Blomstrom Award 2020 winners are: (left to right) Agnieszka Szwajgier- Poland Dries Hiroux- Belguim Lena Loehr- Germany Coordinator training – Edwin Brys, Belgium Chair ABA – […]
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The new Ake Blomström Training 2019-2020 has started at Castlemartyr (Cork, Ireland)
Åke Blomström – born December 31, 1931, † May 31 1985 –
Åke Blomström was the Head of the Features Department at Swedish Radio for many years.
In this capacity, he was a great mentor and supporter of young programme makers.
After his untimely death, it therefore seemed obvious to his friends and colleagues within the international features community that the way to honour his memory was through the establishment of an award in the form of a travel stipend to enable talented young documentary makers to attend the International Feature Conference.
30 Years Åke Blomström Award
Archive 1986-2019 (PDF)
Record of Documents. May 1986 – May 2016 (plus updates 2016-2019). Compiled by Peter Leonhard Braun
2016 May 11 – Peter Leonhard Braun, Åke’s close friend and colleague, will take you to an exciting journey through the decades on the occasion of the 30th anniverssary Åke Blomström Award at Studio 3 (ORF, Vienna, Austria (AUDIO)
Exactly thirty years ago, the Åke Blomström Award – back then called Åke Blomström Memorial Prize – was given to young, promising feature makers for the first time.
Many of the winners became renowned feature masters afterwards.