This is the UNOFFICIAL WEBSITE for the International Radio Drama Festival. The latest news is posted at the TOP of the page; older information is lower down.
Official stuff (entry forms, admin, etc) is on the OFFICIAL festival website: radiodramafestival.org.uk .
7 Feb 24
The answer must be a resounding yes. No other dramatic art form so directly demands that its audience is a creative partner; no other dramatic art form can take the audience anywhere, in any era; no other art form is so suited to our technologically sophisticated, culturally divided world.
In 2014, we ran the UK’s first international audio drama festival, sharing 30 plays from 12 countries, mostly the work of national broadcasters. In 2024, we have had 200 submissions from 26 countries on five continents, the vast majority by independent producers who will have distributed their work online. The 50 or so plays we choose to share with an in-person and online audience at the end of March in Canterbury will be in 23 languages and hugely diverse. With an English-language script to hand, these plays are truly a window into different cultures and a powerful international cultural connector.
Does radio drama matter? Yes, more than ever.
(....The Guardian, 26 Jan 2024; reproduced by permission; thanks Mel)
27 Jan 24
21 Jan 24
We’re accepting feature length dramas (up to 60 min) and short form dramas (up to 7 min) in any language and from any country.
We promise, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Apply here: https://ow.ly/QR5v50QqSX7
18 Jan 23
We’re looking for:
Deadline is 19 Jan. Apply here:
19 Dec 23
Winners will be chosen from the festival shortlist and will receive a prize of £1,000.
7 Dec 23
Uk, Germany, France, Italy, America, Iran, Argentina.
6 Dec 23
You'll enjoy a fantastic and eclectic mix of international radio dramas whilst nestled in the heart of the Canterbury Cathedral Precincts - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The space is not only steeped in rich history, but it’s also a stunning location for celebrating over 100 years of AudioDrama and the 10th anniversary of our festival.
Want to feature your work? Submissions are open and there’s still plenty of time to apply - though don’t wait too long or you’ll risk missing out! Find out more here:
29 Nov 23
This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our festival with the theme
Entries are invited for full-length and short form work in any language and from any country - so send us what you've got.
Entries coming in now ...... two months to go before the deadline. Remember that if you commit to joining the jury, we will accept your work into the festival.
22 Nov 23
Location: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, 25-29 March 2024. We look forward to welcoming producers and audience alike for an exciting and stimulating week of listening and discussion.
Listening to audio drama with others is a rare treat! After the success of last year's online festival, we are offering those who cannot make the journey to Canterbury, the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the festival but online. Hosted, collective zoom sessions will bring the festival to you where you are and enable you to share the joy with others around the world. We hope also to enable remote participation in the jury sessions too.
We're excited to announce that our 2024 Festival has opened for submissions with a closing date of 19 Jan 2024.
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, here .
And we are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back in person for a week of wonderful listening, and conversation.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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