IFC 2020 is happening! VIRTUAL and here!
 September 14, 15 and 16

‘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

Message for all SELECTED programme makers for the IFC 2020!

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!

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

‘Prix Marulic’ will take place from May 9 th – 14 th 2020 in Hvar, on the island of Hvar, Croatia!

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!

PRIX EUROPA 2019 – Radio Winners [+AUDIO]

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]

PRIX ITALIA 2019 – WINNER Radio ‘Documentary and Reportage’ [+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
 Editor:
 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]

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

Prix Marulic 2019 – Winners

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

#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

PRESS RELEASE – Edwin Brys wins the first ‘Klankverbond Audio Award’

Edwin Brys <https://www.klankverbond.be/professionals#/edwin-brys&gt;  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’

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’

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Our IFC website (ifc.euroradio.org or ifc2.wordpress.com) is from now ‘ad free’, for a more pleasant reading experience.

Åke Blomström Award 2019 – 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 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

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

PRIX EUROPA 2018 – Best European Radio Documentary of the Year

PRIX EUROPA Best European Radio Documentary of the Year: donated by Österreichisc her Rundfunk – ORF/Ö1 – The Upside Down / Il Sottosopra – Gianluca Stazi, Guiseppe Casu submitted and produced by Radio Televisione Italiana – Rai , Radio 3 (Italy) co-produced by Tratti Documentari – Special Commendations to the second and third placed entries: … More PRIX EUROPA 2018 – Best European Radio Documentary of the Year

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