Update on the 2020/21 Åke Blomström award: Completed the process to select three awardees for 2020/21

The 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 all three candidates and well done to all those who applied but didn’t make it this year. There were 30 applications this year and many … More Update on the 2020/21 Åke Blomström award: Completed the process to select three awardees for 2020/21

REMINDER (Deadline: Sunday 16 February 2020) Call out for 46th International Feature Conference (IFC) Rome, 24-28 May 2020

Important deadline: Sunday 16 February 2020 If you want (your programme) to be considered for inclusion in the Conference programme, please submit (your audio) On behalf of Silvia Lahner (ORF/Austria), Chair of the EBU Features Group, please find attached the official invitation and the first important information about the Conference. READ ALL – https://ifc2.wordpress.com/2019/12/17/ifcroma-call-out/

Call out for 46th International Feature Conference (IFC) Rome, 24-28 May 2020

  Dear Colleagues, The 46th International Feature Conference (IFC) will take place on 24-28 May 2020 in Rome at the kind invitation of RAI (Italy). On behalf of Silvia Lahner (ORF/Austria), Chair of the EBU Features Group, please find attached the official invitation and the first important information about the Conference. Yours sincerely, Laurent Marceau … More Call out for 46th International Feature Conference (IFC) Rome, 24-28 May 2020

Call out for ‘Åke Blomström Award’ 2020 – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR 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 2020 and to participate in the Prix Europa 2020. The grant award supports young radio talents who are at the beginning of their career as feature … More Call out for ‘Åke Blomström Award’ 2020 – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

VIDEO EBU: Irish President Michael D. Higgins sent a video to welcome participants IFC2019

Irish President Michael D. Higgins sent a video (above) to welcome participants to the Emerald Isle. He told delegates that with its long tradition of storytelling, Ireland had a special affinity for the spoken word, as could be seen in people’s keen interest in radio programming. “Your Conference is a reminder that radio stations are a … More VIDEO EBU: Irish President Michael D. Higgins sent a video to welcome participants IFC2019

#IFC2019 – STORY SHOWCASE +AUDIO & Script – All 20 pieces

Links to all 20 pieces that featured in Story Showcase are below. In most cases, the transcription/translation links within the Soundcloud file work – but have attached all scripts just in case there’s any issues (numbering doesn’t mean anything). • I Am The Detonator by Mira Burt-Wintonick, CBC https://soundcloud.com/mira-burt-wintonick/the-detonator/s-W10ix • My Own Private Russophobia by … More #IFC2019 – STORY SHOWCASE +AUDIO & Script – All 20 pieces

‘Åke Blomström Award’ training 2018-2019 – The programmes of the winners, now available, ready for listening! +AUDIO

The winners of the Ake Blomstrom Award 2018: Vita Ličytė, Lithuania Martina Pouchlá, Czech republic Étienne Röder, Germany Louise Esbensen, Denmark Coordinator training : Edwin Brys, Belgium Chairwoman ABA : Gabriela Hermer ( RBB- Germany) Name: Vita Ličytė, Lithuania Title program: Lost Manor LINK to Audio LINK to Synopsis LINK to Script       … More ‘Åke Blomström Award’ training 2018-2019 – The programmes of the winners, now available, ready for listening! +AUDIO

RIP Darko Tralić

It is with great sadness that we learnt that our dear Croatian radio colleague Darko Tralić has passed away this morning in Zagreb. Darko worked for nearly 45 years as director of radio documentaries and radio drama, both for adults and children, at the Croatian public broadcast corporation HRT. He was a regular guest at … More RIP Darko Tralić

New element to IFC – ‘Story Showcase’

This year, we’re excited to introduce a new element to IFC – Story Showcase. This is where an ‘outstanding’ 5-7mins excerpt is chosen from entries into #IFC2019 which have been shortlisted/selected by the EBU Features group. These excerpts will then be played, discussed and critiqued in individual discussion groups. Each Story Showcase group will have … More New element to IFC – ‘Story Showcase’

Three course feast of Irish radio conferences running back to back

For anyone interested in a complete, three course feast of Irish radio conferences, they’re all running back to back. Attend MIRP (Apr 2/3) Ahead of HearSay (Apr 4/7) Ahead of IFC (Apr 7/11)   MIRP is for independent audio producers – and their next conference is being held in Dublin Zoo, April 2/3 2019! Further … More Three course feast of Irish radio conferences running back to back

Register yourself now for #IFC2019 – 85% of places have been filled

Registrations for IFC tipping away all the time. Hotel accommodation also filling up quickly. Please find attached IFC 2019 Official Invitation and the first important information regarding entries, deadlines and practical information about the IFC, whose format will slightly change next year. My preparation #IFC2019 IFC 2019 DESCRIPTION and REGISTER NOW ENTER YOU AUDIO into … More Register yourself now for #IFC2019 – 85% of places have been filled

IFC2019 – We anticipate #IFC2019 will be reach capacity and be fully booked by January 1st. Register and Book your accommodation immediately to avoid disappointment

Hey there, Hey EBU delegates, Please read this ! Registrations for #IFC2019 opened yesterday (Nov 7th) and already, 20% of places have been filled. We urge EBU delegates to register now and book your accommodation immediately to avoid disappointment. We anticipate #IFC2019 will be reach capacity and be fully booked by January 1st. How can I … More IFC2019 – We anticipate #IFC2019 will be reach capacity and be fully booked by January 1st. Register and Book your accommodation immediately to avoid disappointment

2018 Prix Europa: Nominated radio programmes

Prix Europa 13-19 October 2018, Berlin NOMINATED.pdf 104 titles in 5 catergories RADIO FICTION – 30 programmes submitted by 21 countries RADIO DOCUMENTARY- 29 programmes submitted by 20 countries RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS – 15 programmes submitted by 8 countries RADIO MUSIC – 15 programmes submitted by 10 countries DIGITAL AUDIO – 15 programmes submitted by … More 2018 Prix Europa: Nominated radio programmes