Piers Plowright, a radio angel passed away at 83

Today we got the sad message that our beloved and most admired BBC colleague Piers Plowright passed away on July 23. 2021. Piers Plowright is a radio legend BBC website We have got these lines from our colleague Rebecca Wilmshurst from the BBC. I’m sharing very sad news received just now that Piers Plowright, an … More Piers Plowright, a radio angel passed away at 83

The three radio talents from the ‘Ake Blomström Award 2020-2021’ – +AUDIO, +VIDEO

VIDEO: Special: ‘Åke Blomström Award‘ at IFC 2021 You probably met the 3 of them during the virtual IFC in Cologne: the winners of the Ake Blomström Award 2020-2021. Discover now the full programmes (with English translation) they produced during the AB training and coaching period. Agnieszka Szwajgier, Poland (coach: Vaida Pilibaityté, LRT) Dries Hiroux, … More The three radio talents from the ‘Ake Blomström Award 2020-2021’ – +AUDIO, +VIDEO

IFC 2021 – News from us with the Schedule

IFC 2021 FLYER (april ’21) The International Feature Conference (IFC) brings together documentary makers from all over Europe and the world to showcase some of the finest radio features and podcasts. The West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR) is delighted to host the 47th International Feature Conference in Cologne, Germany. The conference will be virtual and … More IFC 2021 – News from us with the Schedule

Congratulations to the 2021/22 Åke Blomström award winners

The selection committee has completed the process to select three awardees for 2021/22. The training and mentorship provided by the scheme will continue in spite of Covid 19 restrictions.The 2021 winners are: Laura Palanne (Finland), Brian Byrne (Ireland), Martyna Šulskutė ( Lithuania) Congratulations to all three candidates and well done to all those who applied … More Congratulations to the 2021/22 Åke Blomström award winners

THE LAST CALL OUT – 47th International Feature Conference – Virtual Cologne – 15-18 May 2021

The 47th International Feature Conference (IFC) will take place on 15-18 May 2021 at the kind invitation of WDR (Germany). Update: We extended the deadline until the end of Sunday, February 28th On behalf of Silvia Lahner, Chair of the EBU Features Group and Leslie Rosin, Member of the EBU Features Group and Host organizer, … More THE LAST CALL OUT – 47th International Feature Conference – Virtual Cologne – 15-18 May 2021

(Second) CALL OUT – 47th International Feature Conference – Virtual Cologne – 15-18 May 2021

The 47th International Feature Conference (IFC) will take place on 15-18 May 2021 at the kind invitation of WDR (Germany). On behalf of Silvia Lahner, Chair of the EBU Features Group and Leslie Rosin, Member of the EBU Features Group and Host organizer, please find attached and latest the official invitation and the first important … More (Second) CALL OUT – 47th International Feature Conference – Virtual Cologne – 15-18 May 2021

Åke Blomström Award 2021 CALLING YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

Dear Colleagues, The Åke Blomström Award offers to young and promising radio feature makers the chance to attend a special documentary training program, to join the International Feature Conference 2021 and to participate in the Prix Europa 2021. The grant award supports young radio talents who are at the beginning of their careers. We are … More Åke Blomström Award 2021 CALLING YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

The three historic days of September in retrospect: The shortest version

“What can’t be done in Rome, can be done at home” (Edwin Brys, Belgium – Aug-01-2020) We are talking about the 46th IFC and the first virtual conference: Virtual IFC 2020.For those who were there, participated in a unique event.For those who were not there: everything is still there. The programmes remain to be listended … More The three historic days of September in retrospect: The shortest version

Virtual IFC 2020 – 20+ amazing audio features from around the world, available NOW

We are pleased to tell you that over twenty of this year’s most ambitious and innovative audio features from around the world are now available to listen to on the International Feature Conference 2020 website. It’s an incredibly rich and diverse range of programmes. We’re really proud of the selection. Among the highlights, our first … More Virtual IFC 2020 – 20+ amazing audio features from around the world, available NOW

The three radio talents from the ‘Ake Blomström Award 2019-2020’ +AUDIO

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 of this, we moved to our home site for the occasion of the virtual IFC. [VIDEO | 39 min] So here they are with full … More The three radio talents from the ‘Ake Blomström Award 2019-2020’ +AUDIO

Virtual IFC 2020 – Proud to present: The Schedule

We are proud to present the full schedule for September 14, 15 and 16.In the next few days, some parts will be provided with further information. The fixed parts in our Virtual IFC 2020 are the two livestreams per day (10 AM and 6 PM CET) and daily a selection of documentaries, discussions in commentary … More Virtual IFC 2020 – Proud to present: The Schedule

IFC 2020 is happening! VIRTUAL and here!
 September 14, 15 and 16

‘Virtual IFC 2020’ in short: All selected documentaries are available *), day by day. Relevant discussions with makers and each other will take place in designated comment fields, per documentary. Exclusive plenary sessions are available as videos. We hope you will join us online for inspiring days of radio documentaries. *) All makers of selected … More IFC 2020 is happening! VIRTUAL and here!
 September 14, 15 and 16