HearSay 2017 – Final Deadline is the 28th of February

The 3rd HearSay Festival will take place in November 2017 with the next Hearsay Audio Prize closing on the 28th of February 2017 (Feb 28th) DUE TO SERVER ISSUES WITH AMAZON/SUBMITTABLE, THE DEADLINE FOR THE HEARSAY AUDIO PRIZE 2017 IS EXTENDED TO 2400 HOURS IRISH STANDARD TIME ON 2ND MARCH 2017

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PRIX MARULIC 2017: Call for programs – Registration form – Registrations

Call for Programs 2017 The 21st Prix Marulic will take place from May 20th – 26th 2017 in Hvar, on the island of Hvar, Croatia! Prix Marulic – Old Texts Revisited is an annual festival of radio plays and documentaries based on texts from literary and cultural heritage. It is one of a kind thanks … More PRIX MARULIC 2017: Call for programs – Registration form – Registrations

Documentaries in translation – I’d be very interested to know what IFC people think

By: Hugh Levinson, Open Ear, BBC World Service – With best wishes, I just wanted to alert the IFC community to a project we are running on BBC World Service English called Open Ear. We are rebroadcasting four brilliant programmes from around the world from non-BBC outlets: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kfxzl Two are English-language programmes, one from ABC … More Documentaries in translation – I’d be very interested to know what IFC people think

Åke Blomström Award 2017 – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

. Åke Blomström Award HOME – https://ifc2.wordpress.com/ake-blomstrom-home . 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 and to participate in the Prix Europa 2017. Read this CALL with: The Award addresses young radio talents … More Åke Blomström Award 2017 – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

2016 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation: And the awards go to …

“This past Sunday’s Awards Ceremony was a much-needed burst of love and appreciation for the power of audio storytelling. Kudos to the winning audio producers, whose skill, bravery & passion combined to create profound and artful audio documentaries.” Congratulations, 2016 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Winners! [READ FULL MESSAGE  +AUDIO]

PRIX ITALIA 2016 WINNERS (Radio Doc & Radio Fiction)

PRIX ITALIA 2016 WINNER – RADIO DOCUMENTARY AND REPORTAGE THE WINNER IS:  . THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE PODCASTED – ARTE RADIO – FRANCE  (exerpt) Direction: Olivier Minot – Production: ARTE Radio – Script: Olivier Minot – Sound: Samuel Hirsch MOTIVATIONS The jury had a hard time discussing and choosing a winner because of the … More PRIX ITALIA 2016 WINNERS (Radio Doc & Radio Fiction)

Awards Ceremony 68th Prix Italia 2016: Sunday Oct 02, 15:00-16:40 (CEST) +Streaming

UPDATE: 2 oct: Winner Prix Italia 2016 – Radio Doc: https://mobile.twitter.com/PrixItalia/status/782500464239734784 Sunday Oct 02 15:00 – 16:40h (CEST) Awards Ceremony of the 68th Prix Italia. Radio, TV, Web Prizes and President of the Italian Republic Special Prize streaming: http://www.prixitalia.rai.it audio streaming: http://www.radio6teca.rai.it Host: Carlo Gentile Location: Lampedusa Airport

Three days Amsterdam with ‘An ode to audio stories’ (Dutch / English)

‘Oorzaken Festival’ presents an ode to audio stories (Dutch / English) INFO & TICKETS When: Fri 30 Sep 2016 until Sun 02 Oct 2016 Programme: https://www.brakkegrond.nl/en/agenda-categories/oorzaken-festival Location: Culture House ‘De Brakke Grond’ Nes 45 1012 KD Amsterdam The Netherlands [ Google map ] Tickets: Buy tickets on-line per festival- part or session ! Varied prices … More Three days Amsterdam with ‘An ode to audio stories’ (Dutch / English)

A very sad message: The death of our talented colleague – Patrycja Gruszynska

by: Kasia Michalak On Friday, September the 2nd, we attended the funeral of our late friend, Patrycja Gruszyńska – Ruman – a prominent radio reportage author. Patrycja had collaborated with Studio of Feature and Documentary of Polskie Radio since 2000. Her area of interest was social and historical issues. She won numerous prizes and awards … More A very sad message: The death of our talented colleague – Patrycja Gruszynska

‘IFC Podcast -Latest Radio Docs’ – Listen/Subscribe

  Almost daily the newest international radio documentaries [check] Subscribe & Share Listen to ‘IFC Podcast -Latest Radio Docs’ with iTunes -Podcast and/or TIP ! Sticher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ifc-podcast-latest-radio-docs Get the Sticher APP: http://www.stitcher.com/download You can hear IFC Podcast … on Stitcher- Stitcher is radio on demand Download the free app today- Listen anytime, anywhere Stitcher is … More ‘IFC Podcast -Latest Radio Docs’ – Listen/Subscribe

Bingqi Huang (China) passed away on June 17, 2016

By: Peter Leonhard Braun Dear Friends, Half a century ago Bingqi (Head of International Relations of Chinese Radio) was awarded a grant for investigating German broadcasting. The last stop of his German trip was Berlin  –  for three weeks  –  and most of this time he spent in my department. I offered to him everything … More Bingqi Huang (China) passed away on June 17, 2016

Support for Radio Papesse, art and radio archive an web radio crowdfunding campaign

by: Laura Romero and Edwin Brys Dear friends Hope all is fine over there! I am writing you about something which I really care of, as a member and supporter of it from the very beginning: Radio Papesse, a web radio dedicated to contemporary art and sound art. Radio Papesse was born as the first … More Support for Radio Papesse, art and radio archive an web radio crowdfunding campaign

Introducing Radio Atlas!

“Lots of English-language audio is making its way into the iTunes charts of non-English speaking countries and very little is coming out the other way. It’s a dangerously one-sided conversation.“ Finally! A way to listen to radio stories in languages you don’t-necessarily-speak. [READ ALL …]

HearSay2015 Booked Out, Prize Deadline Extended & Programme!

HearSay2015 is … 3 days and nights of sound, story and sharing taking over the mountain village of Kilfinane, Ireland (pop. 700) International award-winning contributors from all disciplines of creative audio radio features, film sound, sound art, theatre sound, music, drama … HearSay Prize 2015 Deadline Extended! “As the HearSay2015 programme has been released, the … More HearSay2015 Booked Out, Prize Deadline Extended & Programme!

Grand PiK – Artistic Radio Forms Competition-Poland

We would like to remaind you about International Artistic Radio Forms Competition Grand PiK 2015. The Competition is organised by the Polish Radio in Bydgoszcz. During the whole event there will also be radio art seminars. The award in the Competition is 3500€. Jury members: Lisbeth Jessen – Danmark Katarzyna Michalak – Poland Janina Jankowska … More Grand PiK – Artistic Radio Forms Competition-Poland

CALL & 2nd info – 41st International Feature Conference, Lublin, Poland,17-21 May 2015

Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the invitation to take part in the 41st International Feature Conference organized by Radio Lublin, Poland, 17-21 May 2015. Kind regards, Krystyna KABAT Project Manager INVITATION LETTER (.pdf – read/download or print) 2nd INFO (.pdf – read/download or print) with: 1 – 9 Seeing you … Deadline for submissions is … More CALL & 2nd info – 41st International Feature Conference, Lublin, Poland,17-21 May 2015

The deadline for submissions IFC15 Lublin is Sunday, 15 February 2015

Each year we search for the best and most inspiring documentaries from across the globe. We listen to them, discuss and argue about new and traditional ways of radio storytelling. If you would like your feature to be considered for inclusion in the conference programme, please send us your proposals as soon as possible to … More The deadline for submissions IFC15 Lublin is Sunday, 15 February 2015

From Wolfram Wessels, host of the plenary session: ‘What’s New on the Grapevine’:

This year, we are also searching for new and fresh ideas connected with the promotion of our favourite radio genre. Here is the proposal from Wolfram Wessels, the host of the plenary session: ‘What’s New on the Grapevine‘:   Besides the regular work that you do in your documentary/feature department, you often have special projects or programmes … More From Wolfram Wessels, host of the plenary session: ‘What’s New on the Grapevine’:

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

Dear Colleagues, The Åke Blomström Award is offering young and promising feature makers the chance to attend a special documentary training course and the 2015 International Feature Conference. The winners will attend a two-day coaching session in documentary in Lublin on 15th and 16th of May 2015, immediately before the International Feature Conference (IFC) which … More GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS

PE 2014 – Winners RADIO- Doc, Drama and -Music +AUDIO

Radio Awards Best European Radio Documentary Woman Found Dead by Lake Shore / Sweden Submitting Organisation: Sveriges Radio – SR Autor: Hugo Lavett Director: Hugo Lavett Sound: Jan Waldemark Producer: Robert Barkman From an outstanding selection of documentaries, the jury was gripped by a personal tragedy that unfolds like a story written by Franz Kafka. … More PE 2014 – Winners RADIO- Doc, Drama and -Music +AUDIO

PI 2014 – Winners RADIO Prix Italia 2014

RADIO DOCUMENTARY OVERALL QUALITY The Final Journey – Part 2 (SR, Sweden) EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINALITY AND/OR INNOVATION I want more (PR, Poland) Special Mention Colette’s Podcast (Arte Radio, France)   RADIO DRAMA ORIGINAL DRAMA Following Redundancy (DR, Denmark) ADAPTED DRAMA Hostilities (Radio France, France)   RADIO MUSIC COMPOSED WORK Klockrent – A Very Large Concert (SR, … More PI 2014 – Winners RADIO Prix Italia 2014

‘RadioDoc Review’ (RDR) – by: Siobhan McHugh

“Fellow-Feature Makers and Audio Connoisseurs, please visit RadioDoc Review, a new open access online journal which offers in-depth critiques and expert analysis of excellent audio documentaries and features from around the world, chosen by our international editorial board, made up of eminent producers, scholars and broadcast industry folk. Some reviewers and/or authors will be familiar … More ‘RadioDoc Review’ (RDR) – by: Siobhan McHugh

‘Cultural Radio’ – by: Virginia Madsen

“The traditional cultural “rich mix” variety of public service broadcasting (PSB) dating from the 1930s and 40s, did not disappear with television or even with media convergence, and is certainly not dying as many commentators or even those within radio organisations might have expected as little as 15 years ago. Uniquely in terms of the … More ‘Cultural Radio’ – by: Virginia Madsen

HS 2014 – ‘HearSay’, Ireland 21-23 November

A free and unique festival of sound, story, sharing & surprises taking over the mountain village of Kilfinane, Ireland for three days & nights in November 2014 […] The competition is open to everyone – from sound artists, to radio producers, theatre sound designers to musicians, from experienced professionals to passionate enthusiast and to all … More HS 2014 – ‘HearSay’, Ireland 21-23 November

2014 – ‘Axel Eggebrecht Prize’ goes to Paul Kohl

Leipzig, 11th of February 2014. The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awards the Axel Eggebrecht Prize 2014 to the feature author Paul Kohl. (photo) “We congratulate Paul Kohl on this deserved award and are happy that a new renowned feature author completes the league of our laureates” says the Foundation’s Managing Director Stephan Seeger. “Apart … More 2014 – ‘Axel Eggebrecht Prize’ goes to Paul Kohl

German colleague Helmut Kopetzky published his ‘bits and bytes’ (2012) into ‘black letters on white paper’ (2013)

One year ago, our German colleague Helmut Kopetzky published a book called „Radiojahre – Vom linearen Zeitalter in die vernetzte Welt“ (approx. „From the linear age to the network society“) as free Internet download –  a personal review of our appreciated radio genre, investigated during 40 years from the angle of a hard-working feature author … More German colleague Helmut Kopetzky published his ‘bits and bytes’ (2012) into ‘black letters on white paper’ (2013)

IFC 2013 – Short and Sweet Monday Night @IFC

Julie Shapiro from Chicago-based Third Coast Festival and Nina Garthwaite and Connor Walsh from London’s In the Dark conduct a spirited live conversation into matters meaningful and mundane – armed only with radio shorts. This radiophonic call and response could (and will) go anywhere – from stories of existential crisis and technology, to sea-monsters and … More IFC 2013 – Short and Sweet Monday Night @IFC