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
Even if the coronavirus is still dominating a lot of what goes on in all our lives, we are working with optimism and great determination towards having a ‘real-life’ PRIX EUROPA 2020 in October. Don’t miss the deadline! – 1 July
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!
Dear friends and colleagues, We are happy to inform you that IFC 2020 is happening – VIRTUAL! It will take place as an web event on September 14, 15 and 16, 2020. The 46th edition of the International Feature Conference should have been in Rome in these days. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 sanitary emergency ruined all … More Coming up, the first virtual IFC!
(more news about this soon)
We deeply regret to inform you that in connection with the Covid 19 outbreak worldwide, and in Italy in particular, our Hosts RAI will not be able to hold the IFC 2020 in Rome at scheduled time (May 24th -28th). RAI would like to postpone the IFC and is trying to find new dates. A … More Coronavirus (COVID-19) and IFC 2020 Rome, Italy
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
The three lucky Ake Blomstrom Award 2020 winners are: (left to right) Agnieszka Szwajgier- Poland Dries Hiroux- Belguim Lena Loehr- Germany Coordinator training – Edwin Brys, Belgium Chair ABA – Tim Desmond ( RTÉ, Ireland) HOME PAGE ABA – ifc2.wordpress.com/ake-blomstrom-home/
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/
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
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
Prix Marulic – Old Texts Revisited is an annual festival of audio plays and documentaries based on texts from literary and cultural heritage. It is unique thanks to the ambiance that the morning and afternoon listening sessions take place in (more info about the historical settings of the town of Hvar can be found on … More ‘Prix Marulic’ will take place from May 9 th – 14 th 2020 in Hvar, on the island of Hvar, Croatia!
RADIO WINNERS PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary of the Year 2019 A Sense of Quietness Falling Tree Productions, United Kingdom Author and Director: Eleanor McDowall, Producer: Eleanor McDowall, Alan Hall, Rachel Hooper INFO+AUDIO https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00019nh PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary Series of the Year 2019 Lord of the Ring Pulls NRK, Norway Author … More PRIX EUROPA 2019 – Radio Winners [+AUDIO]
THE WINNER IS: ‘THE PERFECT VICTIM’, (Det Perfecte offer) DANISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (DR Denmark) A documentary podcast series (DR 2017) about sexual assault victims in the Danish psychiatry system. Journalist and producer:
Emil Eusebius Olhoff-Jakobsen
Jesper Hyhne DOC IN AUDIO The Jury Jesper Dein, DR – Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Denmark Kaj Färm, YLE – … More PRIX ITALIA 2019 – WINNER Radio ‘Documentary and Reportage’ [+AUDIO]
This is good news for all PRIX EUROPA submitters of the nominated radio productions – no copying of scripts (about 6000 copies), no expedition of about 100 parcels from all corners of the continent to the competition office. The English translation of each script in Radio Fiction, Radio Documentary and Radio Current Affairs will be … More PRIX EUROPA goes paperless
Prix Europe has moved – READ ALL ABOUT THIS New Address Arena Schiffbauergasse 4 14467 Potsdam Germany
PRIX EUROPA 2019 will – for the first time – award the Best European Radio Documentary Series of the Year. With this latest addition the festival recognises what many European broadcasters have been suggesting. … read more
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
Congratulations! DOCUMENTARY 1) GRAND PRIX MARULIĆ: Canada/Battery Radio – CONSENT – Walk the Walk (Descent into the Maelstrom), Authors: Chris Brookes and Emily Deming. 2) China/China National Radio – Song from the Wordless Tongue – Story of the Silence Choir , Authors: Li Hong andJiang Liuming. 3) Serbia/RTS Serbian Broadcasting Company – Lili Marlene, Authors: … More Prix Marulic 2019 – Winners
Flowers for Gabriela Hermer, on stage at the IFC in Cork. Five years long she was the very dedicated chairwoman of the Ake Blomström Award. Intense applause everywhere! Gabriela will now be a coach for one of the new AB winners, as will do Simon Elmes and Conor Garrett. Edwin Brys will continue to coordinate … More Tim Desmond: New Ake Blomström chairman
The new Ake Blomström Training 2019-2020 has started at Castlemartyr (Cork, Ireland) just before the IFC. Two full days of turning radio doc and podcast upside down and inside out.
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
105 photos – 7 april 2019 (new page) Speakers at the opening of IFC 2019: President Michael D Higgins (via video) Noel Curran, Director General of the EBU (via video) Séan Mac Giolla Padraig, Group Head of Factual, RTÉ (Séan is also the RTÉ representative on the Prix Europa Steering Committee and is the chief … More #IFC2019 – Cork Photo album
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
The dates for IFC Rome 2020 are known: May 24-28 Invitation by RAI. (More information will follow asap)
#IFC2019 Entertainment Whilst our days will be spent listening, critiquing and learning – you can’t have all work and no play, right? Sunday, April 7th @7pm – Opening ceremony – Drinks and canapés will be provided, courtesy of RTÉ. Monday, April 8th, 9-11pm – An Evening of Song and Story: In association with the … More #IFC2019 Entertainment
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
Guest Speakers at #IFC2019 We’re pleased to announce the following 5 guests to speak at #IFC2019. Time is allocated for a general Q&A from delegates to each speaker at #IFC2019. Monday, April 8th – Fergal Keane: Fergal is an Irish journalist and author, currently BBC Special Correspondent and Africa Editor with BBC News. Having … More Guest Speakers at #IFC2019
General workings of #IFC2019 If you’re arriving to Cork city between 12pm and 7pm on Sunday, April 7th, RTÉ will provide a complimentary shuttle bus (running hourly) to #IFC2019 at Castlemartyr, collecting from Cork airport, Cork train station and the Aircoach stop in Cork. If you’re flying into Dublin airport, we recommend getting the Aircoach … More General workings of #IFC2019
Edwin Brys <https://www.klankverbond.be/professionals#/edwin-brys> wins the first Klankverbond Audio Award. With a career that spans more than four decades, Edwin Brys most certainly deserves this award, not only as a creator of radio programs, but also as professor and mentor. During his entire career Brys worked for the VRT (Flemish Radio and Television), where he created … More PRESS RELEASE – Edwin Brys wins the first ‘Klankverbond Audio Award’
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’
The three lucky Ake Blomstrom Award 2019 winners are: (left to right) Vivien Schütz – Germany Marta Medvesek – Croatia Claudia Gschweitl – Austria Coordinator training – Edwin Brys, Belgium Chairwoman ABA – Gabriela Hermer (RBB- Germany)
Our IFC website (ifc.euroradio.org or ifc2.wordpress.com) is from now ‘ad free’, for a more pleasant reading experience.
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(back to IFC Prague 2018) Is there someone who has any recording of the IFC music band playing in Prague. We would be very happy if the person sends it to us. We never saw any video or anything but we are so curious about the sound (and want to hear it for fun of … More Incoming mail ‘Who oh Who’ from Tereza Reková
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 2019. The grant addresses young radio talents who are at the beginning of their career as feature makers. We … More Åke Blomström Award 2019 – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RADIO PRODUCERS
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
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
The week before last, Conor Keane (freelancer) and I (Liam O’Brien) were over in Barcelona picking up a Premios Ondas award for a recent doc our ours (Winner of Best International Radio category). A Belgian piece was also awarded in the same category, with a piece from RBB getting highly commended. Award ceremony was a … More Incoming mail from Ireland
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