PRIX EUROPA goes paperless

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PRIX EUROPA goes paperless

This is good news for all 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 projected onto a big screen. So, submitters will have to send video files with the following technical requirements: Please adhere to our specifications.

Supported File Formats:      

* MP4 or MOV

Captioning:

* Background: white or light colour, plain

* Font / Colour / Size: Verdana, black, 60pt

* no LOGOS

Video:

* Codec: H.264/MPEG–4 AVC

* Resolution: between 640px and 1280px wide / SD

* Bitrate: 2,000 – 5,000kbps

* Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Audio:

* Codec: AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)

* Sample Rate: 44.1kHz? (please note that in a lot of exporting / converting programmes

48 kHz is the automatic setting – please convert the sound correctly)

* Channels: 2-channel Stereo (not surround)

We recommend adhering to 1280px wide and 3,000 – 5,000kbps as the max settings for upload, as it will reduce the likeliness of upload errors.

Note: This is a new way of listening to the competition entries. The submitter has to make sure, that the listening and the reading are ‘in sync’. It is important, that the jury members are able to follow the written word (dialogue and directions), so give enough time to read each page.

Be aware of the pace of the audio. It is the responsibility of the submitter to quality control the finished file before sending it.

Naming convention: Name the video file with the English Title of the submission.

Uploading/ Sending: Please email the finished competing video file via WeTransfer to radio@prixeuropa.eu. Use the category and the English title in the Subject header of your email.

Awards Trailer: Select between 20 to 90 seconds from your subtitled video file: a key moment, an audio gem, a lasting impression. Save, cut, name (English Title of submission + Awards Trailer) and send via WeTransfer to radio@prixeuropa.eu.

Deadline: Both files of all nominated programmes must have been received by 15 September 2019.

 

 

 

PRIX EUROPA 2019 @ Potsdam's Schiffbauergasse

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PRIX EUROPA sets up shop from 6 to 11 October 2019 at Potsdam’s Schiffbauergasse (Internationales Kunst- und Kulturquartier Schiffbauergasse)!

Located near Potsdam's historical centre and the Glienicker Brücke - the famous bridge on the East/West border where spies were frequently exchanged - it is a place of creativity and diversity, a perfect new festival home for this year’s PRIX EUROPA!

 

 

 

Workshop: What’s for Breakfast (on the radio)?

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Workshop: What’s for Breakfast (on the radio)?

While PRIX EUROPA rewards the special and exceptional, our radio stations are interest and company 24 hours each day. Nowhere is this more the case than while getting up and having breakfast.

What’s for Breakfast (on the radio)?

This is a seminar arranged by PRIX EUROPA and the EBU at which you can showcase your everyday breakfast programming by bringing clips to a maximum of ten minutes and a ten minute presentation to explain how you help people start their days. There will then be time for discussion.

We are looking for six colleagues to bring exceptional breakfast programmes of which they are really proud. And, for the seminar attendees, you will learn about how other colleagues approach the challenge of daily programming with flair and imagination.

We would like to choose a varied selection of programmes, so please can you send to radio@prixeuropa.eu one hundred words on why your breakfast programme is special (deadline: Friday 30 August 2019). Once a selection is made, EBU colleagues will be in touch to discuss the format of your presentation.

The seminar is scheduled for Thursday p.m. 10 October 2019 and will be held at the PRIX EUROPA place of event in Potsdam, Schiffbauergasse.

 

 

 

PRIX EUROPA 2019 Digital Media Rising Stars competition for students

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PE 2019 Digital Media Rising Stars competition

PRIX EUROPA in cooperation with Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF awards for the first time two Rising Stars Awards for Digital Media Projects by fresh talents, which show vision, creativity and also public responsibility.

The PE 2019 Digital Media Rising Stars competition will be held in two categories, calling for Digital Audio Projects and Online Media Projects. It is open to students from European film and media schools, universities and training institutions.

Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2019.

Regulations 2019 and Submission forms

 

 

 

PRIX EUROPA 2019 will - for the first time – award the Best European Radio Documentary Series of the Year.

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Radio Documentary Series

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.

We are looking for the best Radio series made in Europe that are outstanding due to their quality of content and form and which appeal to their audiences at home or further afield, and to the professional listeners alike. Each submitter can enter one series and has 30 minutes of presentation time for the entry.

Programmes may be entered by all radio organisations, audio production companies and independent producers based in Europe. It is crucial, that the submitter holds the festival rights for the entry.

The call for single Radio Documentaries remains unaffected: Each submitter has 90 minutes of presentation time which can be spread over up to 2 entries.

Relevant and applicable to all radio submissions is, that podcasts can be submitted into all radio categories, provided they abide by the regulations.

The long and short of it is: Radio Documentaries are thriving - be they single features or series. Keep your entries coming.

All the details under Regulations 2019.

The deadline for submitting is 1 July 2019.
 

 

 

 

PRIX EUROPA 2019 Regulations - What is new?

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This year’s PE Regulations include some changes - please have a look at what is new!

PE19 TV Regulations

The TV category is open for entries, which are broadcast linear or on-demand.

PE19 Radio Regulations

The Radio Documentary category has been extended to also include episodes from Documentary series with an ongoing storyline.
All Radio categories are going paperless and are now open for entries, which are broadcast linear or on-demand.

PE19 Digital Media Regulations

In line with the advancing digitalisation we have merged the Online category with Digital Audio to surface as Digital Media.

All the details under Regulations 2019.

The deadline for submitting is 1 July 2019.
 

 

 

 

Grand jubilee edition of the International Feature Conference (IFC) in Cork

The founding father Leo Braun thanks the hosts and supporters of the 45th IFC at Castlemartyr in East Cork, Ireland

The founding father Leo Braun thanks the hosts and supporters of the 45th IFC at Castlemartyr in East Cork, Ireland

The self-proclaimed ‘mere’ programme maker in his alluring manner, called on the dead, the retired, the currently active and fledgling radio crowd - and implored them to continue in their relentless effort to renew themselves as people and their craft.

James Joyce once wrote: Shut Your Eyes And See.

And so it happened, that in just four days the annual migration of radio disciples tuned into 30 radio features: discussed, questioned, wondered, learned, imparted wisdom on 10 full length features and many more excerpts of programmes all had listened to ahead of time.

This Irish IFC group increased to well over 200 people this year. Radio nurtures its own offspring through the Åke Blomström Memorial Prize and last year's promising newcomers got to showcase their first features. All the while the newly selected Åke Blomström hopefuls are rearing to go and learn from their experienced coaches.

Liam O’Brien and the entire RTÉ team made it all seem so effortless. Work and play in equal measure.

With the Bull trophy the reign was handed over to Daria Corrias and Fabiana Carobolante from Rai, Italy.

We look forward to the 46th IFC in Rome!

 

Hosts and speakers:

Michael D Higgens - Irish President (video message),

Noel Curran - Director General of the EBU (video message), Séan Mac Giolla Padraig  - Group Head of Factual, RTÉ, Tom McGuire - The Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Celene Craig - Deputy Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Silvia Lahner - Chair of EURORADIO (EBU) Features Group, Gabriela Hermer - Chair of Åke Blomström Award

 

 

 

TOP 5 Nominations European Journalist of the Year 2018

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These are the TOP 5 Nominations for the

PRIX EUROPA 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

European Journalist of the Year

Martin Boudot (France) – Investigative documentary maker

Poul-Erik Heilbuth (Denmark) – International documentary maker

Orkhan Jemal (Russian Federation) – Former Humanitarian Crises Journalist 

Laurent Richard (France) – Investigative Filmmaker and founder of ForbiddenStories

Bettina Rühl (Germany) – Radio feature and documentary Journalist 

(in alphabetical order!)

The successful candidate will be announced during the

PRIX EUROPA 2018 Awards Ceremony on Friday, 19 October.

 

 

 

PRIX EUROPA 2018 Sneak Preview

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PRIX EUROPA 2018 Sneak Preview -

What you can look forward to at PRIX EUROPA 2018

Thundering speeches and Nazi salutes. How do you do an in-depth portray of a Nazi movement without sacrificing journalistic standards? Are you not offering platforms for propaganda? What are the deals you have to make as a journalist to be able to enter the no-go areas of right wing movements, prostitution, human smugglers, drug traffickers or global multinationals of the digital age? How have others perhaps managed to gain access, confront their protagonists or drawn their conclusions from the layers of complex information available? How can you reflect all voices?

These are some of the questions that will come up at PRIX EUROPA 2018, which is putting forward a political 32nd edition this year. The big themes revolve around the further effects of globalisation e.g. drawing attention to the Filipinos who clean the Internet or the corporations covering up the climate change, new global insurance policies against kidnapping. Stories of war, terror and flight – current and past - provide a running thread through many of the categories and offer a whole kaleidoscope of perspectives: African migrants imprisoned in Libya, Venezuelans populating the streets of Colombia filmed by a Finnish crew, Israeli soldiers giving testimony of their experiences in the occupied territories of Palestine; a family on the run from a fictitious totalitarian Germany begging for asylum in South Africa; British diaries from Word War 1 recount one real day at war; an Abkhazian father and his son Tedo describe their losses in a Georgian radio play; a Swedish app translates SVT programmes into the immigrant language of your choice.

One year after the start of #metoo, a prevalence of women’s stories is detectable – often told by women. They appear as victims, neglected, mistreated or brutalised, but also as veritable protagonists and heroines. The iconic Simone Veil, the first female politician in France after 1945, is portrayed; Alina, a young Ukrainian football player, has to take a career break to look after her ailing family; Mathilde tells the story of how she adopts the child she had with her same-sex partner in France; the life of cellist Frieda Belinfante (1904-1995) is told by her cello; Federica Mogherini, the EU’s representative for Foreign Policy, is observed by Italian-born director Annalisa Piras. Gender issues, sexual abuse and the war of the sexes further offer ample opportunity for the female perspective and experience.

Beyond the big social and political themes, however, there are numerous small gems of media-making, mosaic pieces of individual creativity without which PRIX EUROPA wouldn’t be the same. What music is best to strip to we learn in a 27 minute radio piece; the experience of being overweight is recounted in the Italian podcast ‘Meat’; the modernity in the Rosary Sonatas composed by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber in the 17th century is analysed through his music; artist Jonathan Meese and his mother Brigitte travel into the heart of the dictatorship of art in a virtual reality production and the gorilla Sally Jones, machinist on a small cargo ship in Lisbon, tells the story of a mysterious murder case on her typewriter. To mention just a few of all the voices reflected at PRIX EUROPA this year. Those who carefully watch and listen during the cram-packed festival week will have more than plenty to take home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Berlin Summit - Conference for Cultural Radio Managers: Cultural Radio in Europe: where next?

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The Berlin Summit - Conference for Cultural Radio Managers:

Cultural Radio in Europe: where next?

by invitation only! Haus des Rundfunks, Helmut-Koch-Saal, 9:00 - 15:30

Introduction

Denis Nowlan (BBC/UK), Head of Station Management, Radio 3, Radio 4 – Chair of the EBU Culture Group

The Swiss ‘Referendum’

How public service broadcasting was saved: Hansruedi Schoch, Director of Programmes SRF/SRG/SSR (Switzerland)

Stormy weather elsewhere in Europe?

Susanna Arpi, Commissioning Editor P1 & P2 (DR/Denmark)

Mattias Hermansson, Head of Culture (SR/Sweden)

Peter Klein, Head of Ö1 (ORF/Austria)

Going Forward: initiatives and innovations from around Europe

Sandrine Treiner, Director & Vincent Lemerre, Head of Programming (Radio France/France Culture)

Chantal Pattyn, Head of Klara/Culture Manager (VRT/Belgium)

Josef Podstata, Director CR Ostrava and Olomouc (CR/Czech Republic)

Olga Buckley, Producer in Charge, RTÉ lyric fm (RTÉ/Ireland)

Re-inventing Cultural Radio for a new age

Richard Knight, Commissioning Executive, BBC Radio 4 (BBC/UK)

Mohit Bakaya, Factual Commissioning Editor, Radio 4 (BBC/UK)

Risks and opportunities in the age of Voice

Mukul Devichand, Executive Editor of Voice + AI (BBC/UK), 

The ‘Last Waltz’ – What does the future hold for Radio Orchestras?

Helen Boaden, former Director of Radio and Director of News at the BB

The open Europe and its enemies – Keynote

Prof. Ulrike Guérot, Head of Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University, Krems, Austria

 

 

 

Final Nomination List: European Journalist of the Year 2018

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Nominations for European Journalist of the Year 2018

Over the last weeks colleagues from all over Europe have proposed candidates for the PRIX EUROPA Award for the European Journalist of the Year 2018. We were looking for ‘a journalist who has gone out of her or his way to bring new voices into public debate’. Proposals from all genres and formats of journalism were accepted.

Final Nomination List

PRIX EUROPA 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

European Journalist of the Year

Roberto Antonini (Switzerland) – Radio Journalist

Phillip Boucher-Hayes (Ireland) – TV host and documentary maker 

Martin Boudout (France) – Investigative documentary maker

Sinan Can (The Netherlands) – Journalist and documentary maker

Line Elvsåshagen (Norway) – Journalist and TV host

Emma Clare Gabrielsen (Norway) – Documentary maker, writer and TV host

Marja Grill (Sweden) – Journalist and Documentary maker

Poul-Erik Heilbuth (Denmark) – International documentary maker 

Margaret Ikariou (Greece) – Radio Journalist

Orkhan Jemal (Russian Federation) – Former Humanitarian Crises Journalist 

Lioba Anna Keuck (Germany) – Photojournalist

Lina Makboul (Sweden) – Journalist and Producer

Laurent Richard (France) – Investigative Filmmaker and founder of ForbiddenStories

Moritz Riesewick and Hans Block (Germany) – Documentary maker

Nicole Rosenbach (Germany) – Investigative documentary maker

Bettina Rühl (Germany) – Radio feature and documentary Journalist 

Helen Beate Sandvig (Norway) –TV host and Journalist 

Elke Sasse (Germany) – Journalist, author and documentary maker

Jens Schröder (Germany) – Journalist and Producer

Thomas Sideris (Greece) – Journalist, writer and documentary maker

Tijs van den Brink (The Netherlands) – TV host and Journalist

Johan von Mirbach (Germany) – TV Editor and Video Journalist 

Julia Vorkefeld (Germany) – Journalist and Editor

Sebastian Weis (Germany) – Filmmaker and producer 

Tim Whewell (UK) – TV and Radio Journalist

Sahar Zand (UK) – Journalist and documentary maker

The successful candidate will be announced during the

PRIX EUROPA 2018 Awards Ceremony on Friday, 19 October.

 

 

 

PE MasterClass: How to survive on the choppy seas of independent radio/audio production

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How to survive on the choppy seas of independent radio/audio production?

Alan Hall from London-based “Falling Tree Productions”

- “a hallmark of excellence when it comes to radio documentaries” – (The Observer)

in dialogue

with Belgian master students (Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound) and Swedish master students (Stockholm University of the Arts).

Thursday 18 October 2018 at 20:00h, Radio Fiction Room

Admission is free of charge, the number of seats is limited. Registration by email is required to press@prixeuropa.eu, the language spoken will be English.

 

 

 

PE MasterClass: Successful digitally based projects by public broadcasters

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Successful digitally based projects by public broadcasters

Friday 19 October 2018 at 14:00h,

rbb Haus des Rundfunks, Room 105

PRIX EUROPA 2018 will exclusively host the MasterClass ‘Successful digitally based projects by public broadcasters’.

This is a unique opportunity to gain inside knowledge about how broadcasters are making a success of their digital projects.

Kirsty Drain (Senior Producer at BBC Scotland), will tell the success stories of ‘The Social & The Social 2.0’ under the heading: ‘Successful digital diversity on social media – and beyond’.  

Manuel Thalmann (programme developer for young target groups at the Swiss SRG SSR) will explore ‘Public Service on Youtube’. Meet SRG SSR (Schwitzerland), FUNK and RTS TAKAI.

And Kåre V. Poulsen (executive producer at DR, Denmark) will present ‘The relation triangle: Successful mixtures of cross media, co creation and partnerships’. In addition, he will present a selection of examples from Submarine Channel (The Netherlands): Advanced learning on Digital storytelling 2012-2018.

Kåre V. Poulsen and Manuel Thalmann, Coordinators of the PRIX EUROPA 2018 Online Jury Group, will moderate the conversation.

Admission is free of charge, the number of seats is limited. Registration by email is required to press@prixeuropa.eu, the language spoken will be English.

 

 

 

PE MasterClass: Connecting Europe – Reflecting all Voices

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Connecting Europe – Reflecting all Voices

Friday 19 October 2018 at 14:00h,

rbb Haus des Rundfunks, Saal 2 (TV Documentary Room)

PRIX EUROPA 2018 will exclusively host the MasterClass ‘Connecting Europe – Reflecting all Voices’.

Major single piece and serial television documentaries from different countries will provide the focus of a conversation about experiences with international co-productions. Georg Tschurtschenthaler (Germany) will tell us how Gebrüder Beetz found international co-production partners and financing for their documentary ‘The Cleaners’ about the people who ‘clean’ the Internet; Eric Lieshout (Netherlands) will introduce his series ‘Made in Europe’; Stéphane Siohan (France) will talk about the complex media co-operations on his Ukrainian, Polish, French documentary ‘Home Games’; Daniela Drastasta (Croatia) and Frans Jennekens (Netherlands) will present a sneak preview of their just completed series ‘New Neighbours’ and Sören Klovborg (Denmark) will tell us about working with the Why Foundation on the documentary ‘Maid in Hell’. The conversation will be hosted by Ruurd Bierman, an acclaimed keynote speaker.

Grab the unique chance to compare notes with other experienced filmmakers, ask questions and share experiences.

Admission is free of charge, the number of seats is limited. Registration by email is required to press@prixeuropa.eu, the language spoken will be English.

 

 

 

Panel Debate - Radio as Cultural Hub 

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Radio as Cultural Hub 

Friday 19 October 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 h,

rbb Haus des Rundfunks, Kleiner Sendesaal (Radio Documentary Room)

The Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and the Goethe-Institute are happy to invite for a panel debate with the theme ‘Radio as Cultural Hub’ as part of PRIX EUROPA 2018. 

Public broadcasters have always played an important role in the cultural life of Europe. They are a platform were cultural programmes are produced and, as a result, become a cultural asset by themselves. However, due to a dramatic change in the media landscape as well as the political climate, the future of public broadcasters as cultural asset is uncertain. What significance have public broadcasters as cultural producers in the European societies? How could strategies for their maintenance look like? Those and other questions will be discussed from a variety of industry experts. 

Panelists

Helen Boaden: former BBC executive, Head of BBC News and BBC Radio from 2013-2016

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung: Curator and artistic director from the art room ‘Savyy Contemporary Berlin’

Róise Goan: Curator, producer and author for theatre, TV and radio. Dramatic advisor of the Art Center Vooruit in Belguim

Kaye Mortley: Producer for French, Australian and almost every other European broadcaster. Mortley's cinematic radio productions have received numerous awards 

Dr. Christine Schöpf: Co-director of the media and art competition Ars Electronica. Former honorary professor of the Art University Linz

Moderator

Moderator: Vivian Perkovic (Tonart/ Deutschlandfunk and Kulturzeit/ZDF)

Admission is free of charge, the number of seats is limited. Registration by email is required to press@prixeuropa.eu, the language spoken will be English.