We are pleased to announce that in 2022 a normal IFC AudioDocs conference can take place in a ‘capital of radio’. More details will follow as soon as possible here.
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 ‘IFC 2021’ Photo page Saturday, 15th May Opening Ceremony – VIDEO With Edita Kudláčová (EBU Head of Radio), Silvia Lahner (chairwoman EBU Feature Group) and Tom Buhrow (Director General, WDR) Music by Zeitblom feat. Miako Klein Visuals: Carolin Röckelein & Damien Daufresne Presentation: Sven Preger Sunday, 16th May 2021 Special: More Than One Episode – … More The ‘IFC 2021’ Archives
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 will not only be remembered as a virtual IFC, but also as the IFC with the highest number of registrations to date! 270 feature makers worldwide will be participating and we are happy to welcome them all to WDR in virtual Cologne. Thanks to technology, we have enough space and will all meet … More Record number of registrations
With over 200 registrations for IFC 2021, we are really looking forward to a successful online conference this year.Feature makers from all over Europe to Australia or the US have embraced the great advantage of virtual participation without travel restrictions. Registration will be closing on Friday 7th May, so registrations for IFC 2021 will no … More Registration closes on 7th May!
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
If you would like to take part in the International Feature Conference in Cologne from 15. – 18. May 2021, please send an email to IFC2021@wdr.de . You will get a registration link from us. Only if you have registered, you will be able to take part in the conference. We will send you a … More IFC 2021 – Registration is open!
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 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
from: Rebecca WilmshurstProduction Executive, BBC Audio, All England Drama and Books News reached me yesterday (Jan 27, 2021, IFC) that John Theocharis has died. He was 88 and passed away peacefully in his sleep. In his day, John was another `giant’ of Radio Drama and the former Features Unit, working alongside Piers Plowright and Ed … More ANOTHER FAREWELL; John Theocharis
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
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 next IFC, the 47th, will be organised by the WDR and will be held in Cologne, Germany. No dates are yet known.
“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
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
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
We will see you at the start on Monday, Sep 14, 10 AM (CET) WELCOME !
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
September: The month of the Virtual IFC 2020All our key players are ready for it.We will be able to present the full schedule in a week’s time.Join us later on Sep 14-15-16 online.And … Sharing this video is fun.
The dynamic trio of Virtual IFC 2020 seems to have control over the events.Content is coming in, and still some days to deadline. A little peek in the kitchen1. The festival will have a main homepage for each day, with a daily supply of documentaries and accompanying discussion fields. 2. We still aim for 4 … More UPDATE ‘Virtual IFC 2020’
‘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
Dear all selected programme makers for the IFC 2020! We’ve got some great news for you. As you know, it wasn’t possible to hold a physical IFC in Rome in May. But, having selected your programme as one of the best, most ambitious documentaries of the last year we’re still really keen to showcase it … More Message for all SELECTED programme makers for the IFC 2020!