Norwegian radio colleague Lars-Helge Myklebust passed away

by Berit Hedemann, former colleague “How terribly sad. Lars-Helge Myklebust died 26.7.22. He was the kindest man in the world. And the most important man for The Radio Documentary Department I NRK in the years when the department was built from nothing to Prix Europa and Prix Italia winners. As group leader he used all … More Norwegian radio colleague Lars-Helge Myklebust passed away

Apply now for a scholarship to the prestigious Åke Blomström Masterclass – Please send your application by 16 August 2022

A two day training event for Europe’s audio talent by Europe’s best radio documentary makers. Apply now for a scholarship to the prestigious Åke Blomström Masterclass delivered at the start of this year’s PRIX EUROPA (22 & 23 October 2022) in Potsdam. During the two day Masterclass you will have the unique opportunity to learn … More Apply now for a scholarship to the prestigious Åke Blomström Masterclass – Please send your application by 16 August 2022

The three radio talents from the ‘Ake Blomström Award 2021-2022’ – +AUDIO, +SCRIPT

You probably met the 3 of them during the IFC AudioDocs conference in Cardiff: the winners of the Ake Blomström Award 2021-2022.We are very grateful to the coaches Vaida Pilibaytyte – LRT, Simon Elmes – ex BBC and Conor Garrett – BBC Ireland. Discover now the full programmes (with English translation) they produced during the … More The three radio talents from the ‘Ake Blomström Award 2021-2022’ – +AUDIO, +SCRIPT

IFC AudioDocs 2022 – Informal gathering the night before

Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a new kid on the block, we’d love for you to join us the night before the conference kicks-off at 19:30 on Sunday 22 May at ‘The Head of Steam’ – 18-19 Church St, Cardiff CF10 1BG [map] Everyone is welcome.This will be an informal opportunity to meet other … More IFC AudioDocs 2022 – Informal gathering the night before

IFC AudioDocs 2022 – Know before you go!

We’re really looking forward to seeing you at IFC AudioDocs 2022. Ahead of announcing the full schedule, please read the following information which we hope you’ll find useful. Arrival The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff city centre is by train. Take the train from ‘Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (RIA)’ to … More IFC AudioDocs 2022 – Know before you go!

IFC AudioDocs 2022 – Registration Details – (We will be responding to all those who entered by the end of Fri 25 March)

UPDATE 24/03: We will be responding to all those who entered by the end of tomorrow (Fri 25 March). —- Dear colleague, Thank you if you submitted an entry for this year’s conference, we have received an excellent response and the quality of entry has been exceptional. Entry is now closed, and our judges are … More IFC AudioDocs 2022 – Registration Details – (We will be responding to all those who entered by the end of Fri 25 March)

The time to submit your programme is over! – IFC AudioDocs 2022

The good news is that many beautiful programmes have been received and that we (organisation) can now focus on the next steps, such as selection and composition of the programme. Of course, you can still register to participate (without bringing a programme). Register here. Follow the developments behind this link ( https://ifc2.wordpress.com/ifc22 )

Memory Refresher ‘IFC AudioDocs 2022’, Cardiff – Dates and deadlines

Important dates for IFC AudioDocs 2022 Deadline for submissions: 18 February 2022 FC AudioDocs in Cardiff: 22 to 26 May 2022 Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that registration to the 48th IFC AudioDocs 2022 https://ifc2.wordpress.com/ifc22/ is now open. We are very much looking forward to seeing you on 22-26 May 2022 in Cardiff, … More Memory Refresher ‘IFC AudioDocs 2022’, Cardiff – Dates and deadlines

IFC AudioDocs 2022: register and submit your program

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that registration to the 48th International Feature Conference – IFC AudioDocs 2022 is now open. We are very much looking forward to seeing you on 22-26 May 2022 in Cardiff, Wales, at the kind invitation of BBC Cymru Wales. All the necessary information to register, book an accommodation, … More IFC AudioDocs 2022: register and submit your program

CALL OUT for 48th ‘IFC AudioDocs’ 2022 – Info, travel, more …

We are very happy to share with you the invitation to the 48th International Feature Conference – IFC AudioDocs 2022. The event will take place on 22-26 May 2022 in Cardiff, Wales, at the kind invitation of BBC Cymru Wales. You can find attached the first information on the Conference. Further details will be sent … More CALL OUT for 48th ‘IFC AudioDocs’ 2022 – Info, travel, more …

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

Update IFC 2021 – Selected the best 21 Radio Features from 15 countries

This is no April Fool’s joke. We are busy planning the 47th International Feature Conference and it’s shaping up to be a good one. The IFC will take place online in “virtual” Cologne from 15-18 May 2021. We know that the last year has been a difficult one for feature makers with travel restrictions, lockdowns … More Update IFC 2021 – Selected the best 21 Radio Features from 15 countries

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

PRIX EUROPA 2020 – Best European Radio Documentary of the Year

PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary of the Year 2020: Estonia – The Night I Did Not Die / Sweden Special Commendation: Grenfell: Flat 142 / United Kingdom ___ PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary Series of the Year 2020: Blackout – the Girl in the Photo / Denmark Special Commendation: Gamer – The Murder … More PRIX EUROPA 2020 – Best European Radio Documentary of the Year

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