By EBU: “Are you working at a public media broadcaster or as an independent or commercial audio maker? Have you recently produced factual audio storytelling such as a radio feature, audio documentary, podcast, radio stories or series? The event will take place in Reykjavik in May, bringing together documentary makers from across the globe to … More IFC AudioDocs 2023 – Latest details
Incoming email from Wolfgang Schiller, Åke Blomström Chair I am very much looking forward to the task as Chair of the Ake Blomström Award and I am especially looking forward to working with Agnieszka Czyżewska-Jacquemet from Polish Radio Lublin. She will be the new Ake Blomström Project Coordinator for the Masterclass at Prix Europa. We … More And we welcome the new Åke Blomström Project Coordinator
Incoming email from Tim Desmond As you know, my time as chair of the Åke Blomström project has come to an end. I am delighted to announce , and hand you over to , our new chair Wolfgang Schiller , feature editor at Deutschlandfunk . The project and the Masterclass will be in very good hands … More Welcome to our new Åke Blomström Chair
If you would like the chance to have others listen to your work and give you feedback, then please enter your audio work for IFC AudioDocs 2023. We are open to entries from both public media/EBU Members and from independent/commercial audio makers who produce factual audio storytelling: a radio feature, a radio documentary, a podcast, … More IFC AudioDocs 2023 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Local icon, universal angel (by: Laura Romero (with contributions by André Cunha) Sofia Saldanha passed away last sunday morning, 25th of December, evaporating from a body that could no longer go ahead.But she is echoing inside us forever. She will be missed terribly: hearing her laughing, seeing her with the headphones recording and listening to … More Sofia Saldanha (1975-2022)
(9 March 1944 – 13 November 2022, 78 years old – ed.) Wolfgang Bauernfeind’s speech (AUDIO) at ‘SOS Feauture’ on 16 Oct 2001( https://app.box.com/s/1i2l6j6vk8okxolymbgc604iren5o77m ) Simon Elmes:“Unlike his German colleagues, I never knew Wolfgang Bauernfeind as a broadcaster, as an editor or even as a producer. Yet he was, for me, one of my dearest … More German radio colleague Wolfgang Bauernfeind passed away
Prix Europa 2022 ALL WINNERS (LIST) Prix Europa 2022 AWARD CEREMONY (MOVIE) PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary of the Year 2022 Pearl Atelier de création sonore radiophonique – acsr, Belgium Author: Yasmina Hamlawi Director: Yasmina Hamlawi Producer: Jackal Productions with the support of acsr, the Fonds Gulliver and FACR PRIX EUROPA 2022 Radio Documentary … More Congratulations to PRIX EUROPA 2022 (Radio Documentary) winner(s)!
Just announced on the PRIX EUROPA website: Who got the scholarships for the Åke Blomström Masterclass@PRIX EUROPA.
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
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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
Hello folks! We hope you had a wonderful time with us in Cardiff! It was a real pleasure to meet you all and to have such rich conversations and excellent dancing! It was a very special and memorable time.Many of you asked for a link to the features, et voilà ! Link to selected features. Once again, … More IFC 2022 – Selected features +AUDIO
Check Updates Here “The 2023 IFC AudioDocs will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, from May 21 to 24.” This was announced by Torgerður Sigurðardóttir and Kristján Guðjónsson of the ‘RÚV’ (Icelandic National Broadcasting Service) last week in Cardiff. HOME: IFC AudioDocs 2023, Reykjavík, Iceland
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
Please click this link for some important information [pdf]regarding this years conference.(events)(locations)(registration)(conference diary)(listening sessions)(more …) IFC 2022 – Main Page: https://ifc2.wordpress.com/ifc22
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
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!
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 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 )
This message because the deadline for submissions is approaching and it would be a shame if you found out you were too late … 😉
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
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
Last month Laurence sent us an internal message.I quote three sentences: “Dear all, I have some news to share with you: after 23 years, I shall be leaving the BBC at the end of January. I have a new job at a podcast production company as their head of content.“(…)“I’m sorry to say that this … More Laurence Grissell (BBC) changes his life
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 …
BBC Wales is very pleased to announce today the dates and location of the forthcoming IFC AudioDocs 2022. Dates: 22 May – 26 May, 2022Host: BBC Cyrmu Wales in Cardiff All best wishes, Martin
PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary of the Year 2021: Fly or DieMarta Medvešek, CroatiaAuthor, Director, Producer: Marta Medvešek Special Commendation: Less and Less SoulPolskie Radio SA, PolandAuthor, Director, Producer: Agnieszka Czyżewska Jacquemet This is how the announcement was made
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.
From: Sven (Preger). And we know him. He was the host of the IFC 2021 Cologne. More: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783030696313
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
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
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
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 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