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The Preselections for Grand Prix Nova International Radio Drama and Short Forms Festival Have Been Completed!
The first edition of the Grand Prix Nova International Radio Drama and Short Forms Festival organised by the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company will take place in Bucharest between 30th September and 5th October, 2013.
From the over 100 radio programmes that have been registered for the festival, 56 were selected for having met the high technical and innovation requirements of the festival's organisers. The competition will include programmes created by 27 companies from 22 different countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Great Britain, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
The jury is comprised of great cultural figures and renowned radio broadcasting professionals: Nils Heyerdal, Chief Editor for over twenty years of the Theater Department of the NRK (Radio Norway), and currently President of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature, Alison Hindell, Chief Editor of the Theater Department of the BBC, and Ljubo Pauzin, Director of the International Festival of Radio Plays and Documentary Radio Dramas in Hvar, Croatia. The above are joined by the following Romanian personalities: theater director Alexandru Darie, Director of the Bulandra Theater, and Ilinca Stihi, director of the Theater Department of the Romania Broadcasting Company, which is the recipient of a great number of international awards.
As an artist, to risk breaking from the traditional forms of your art is an act of bravery. And we reward it! Grand Prix Nova - Voicing the Future - brings the most revolutionary radio productions from across the globe to Bucharest.
We extend an invitation to you to join us in the conference halls of the Continental Hotel, which will host the auditions and the debates with the jury and the representatives of the programmes entered into the competition!
Translated by Șerban Dudău and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest