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The OFFICIAL festival website is at radiodramafestival.org.uk
Welcome to our page about the 8th UK International Radio Drama Festival.
How does the festival work?
REMINDER - ONE MONTH LEFT FOR SUBMISSIONS
You still have one month in which to submit your radio or audio drama for the 2022 festival. We are looking for:
*Full length dramas
*Short Form dramas
*Producers of all ages
This year we have a new award for Producers under 30 - we are keen to hear your work.
Deadline is 10 Jan 2022. Download the application forms and regulations from this page:
FORMS AND REGS
10 Dec 2021
THE 2022 FESTIVAL IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
We're excited to announce that our 2022 Festival: “Oh Brave New World” has opened for submissions with a closing date of 10 January 2022.
There are two categories for this year's event: full length and short form. Cash prizes are available in both categories for the winning works chosen by the jury. Application forms and regulations are available on the website.
The regulations and appplications forms can be found on the Festival website,
The festival will take place at the Eastbridge Hospital in Canterbury from 21- 25 March 2022.
And we are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back in person for a week of wonderful listening, and conversation.
Announcing our new Deacon Award
We are delighted to announce that there will be a new award next year for young producers under the age of 30. The Deacon Award will chosen by the jury from the shortlisted works. This award is generously sponsored by our long time supporters, Nigel and Alison Deacon.
25 Oct 2021
Back to Canterbury
We're thrilled to confirm that we will be returning to Canterbury from 21-25 March 2022 for next year's festival which will be held in the lovely surroundings of the Eastbridge Hospital - a former pilgrim’s hostel and now an almshouse.
The venue has a range of public spaces, many with interesting historical associations and an extensive garden.
A whole new blended event
We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Canterbury for an in-person event. There is no substitute for a conversation over a cup of coffee or pint of beer and the opportunity to get to know people and their work in more depth. And we know how much audiences love listening to audio drama together.
But we also understand that a range of constraints will always prevent some people from travelling so we are building on the success of last year’s online festival and will ensure that anyone can tune in remotely too.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Deadline is 10th Jan 2022
We can't wait to listen to the amazing works you send us this year. Hope to see you all in Canterbury!
To get in touch with the Festival team, please email email@example.com
FULL SCHEDULE FOR LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL
Schedule for radio drama festival: title, time, country of origin, name of production team.
Jury sessions will be at 5.30 each day and will last about an hour. Those who have listened to all of the plays on the five days can be considered for a place on the jury.
Full programme, with notes on each of the plays:
ND, 20 Mar 2021
LAST YEAR'S SCHEDULE, SUMMARY
1330 To the infernal rhythm of the bomba, from Belgium, in French, 21m
1355 Walking in My Sleep, from USA, in English, 27m
1430 Leaba An Bhais, from Ireland, in Irish, 45m
1515 Room With No Windows, from Egypt, in Arabic, 37m
1600 Zamolxe, from Romania, in Romanian, 35m
1645 All Go Kaboom, from USA, in English, 6m
1650 Bzzzzz! from Czech Republic, in Czech, 5m
1655 Dans La Tenaille (entre le coq et le fou), from Belgium, in French, 7m
1700 Declaration of Love audio anthology: Constellation, in English, 7m
1330 Helena, from Germany, in German, 57m
1435 Paper Man, from UK, in English, 18m
1500 Cerna Voda, from Czech Republic, in Czech/Serbian/English, 48m
1600 Bauhaus, from Serbia, in German, 10m
1610 Earth Day, from UK, in English, 7m
1620 Everyone/Everywhere, from Belgium, in French & English, 6m
1625 Kelner weiss was, from Austria, in German & English, 4m
1630 No Milk Today, from UK, in English, 3m
1635 Noc plna prani, from Czech Republic, in Czech, 3m
1640 Note From J.J., from Georgia, in Georgian, 7m
1645 Nothingnesslessness, from Belgium, in English, 6m
1700 Safety First, from UK, in English, 5m
1330 Oil On Water, from Spain, in English with Igbo & Yoruba, 57m
1435 Wie Mij Prikt Ga U Prikke, from Belgium, in Flemish, 15m
1450 Remnants, from UK, in English, 59m
1600 Dans La Creux Dangereux, from Belgium, in French, 26m
1630 Send to Sender, from UK, in English, 3m
1635 Series 3 - Stottie Shields, fromo UK, in English, 5m
1700 Stories about People - The Egyptian, from Germany, in English, 6m
1330 Selkie,from UK, in English, 37m
1415 Sufletul Pereche / The Other Half,from Romania, in Romanian,39m
1500 En La Ausencia. Capitulo 16.
1510 The Cat Inside, by W.S.Burrows, from Germany, in German, 54m
1610 Pilot, from India, in English, 7m
1616 The Boxer, from Spain, in English, 4m
1626 Togetherness, from England, in English, 7m
1630 Maasat Shitan, from Egypt, in Arabic, 7m
1635 3 minutes of silence, from Belgium, in Dutch/Romanian/English, 3m
1640 About The Future, from Belgium, in German, 7m
1230 The Hunting Season, from Georgia, in Georgian, 46m
1320 TKO by D.Z.Mairowitz, from France, in German, 52m
1420 Tri zivoty Dmitrije Sostakovice...from Czech Rep, in Czech, 51m
1520 Vila, from Czech Republic, in Czech, 5m
1525 Vocaloptomy, from UK, in English, 7m
1530 Wordsworth Writes, from UK, in English, 4m
1535 Ali Mama, from Egypt, in Arabic, 7m
1540 20-second dramas
Times may vary slightly.
...The Team, 20 Mar 2021
TO REGISTER FOR THE LISTENING SESSIONS...
To register for the listening sessions, which take place in the afternoons UK time, click the link:
We will send people a zoom link shortly before the event. The start time will be announced soon.
1 Mar 2021
WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE LANGUAGES?
COVID ISLAND DRAMAS, 3
Jonathan Keeble, radio actor, and voiceover artist, interviewed by Clive Perrott.
Covid Island, episode 3
COVID ISLAND DRAMAS, 2
Jack Klaff, actor, writer and academic, interviewed by Maureen Younger.
Covid Island, episode 2
COVID ISLAND DRAMAS, 1
Nigel Deacon, radio drama collector, chemist and apple breeder, interviewed by Jack Klaff.
Covid Island, episode 1