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Radio Romania drama festival launches second year of competition

Radio Romania has launched its second annual Grand Prix Nova international radio drama festival with a call for entries.

Organisers say Grand Prix Nova from 16-22 June 2014 in Bucharest aims to attract radio drama productions from all over the world.

“We are particularly interested in rewarding innovative artistic works that explore new approaches to radio broadcasting, bring forward original texts and/or experiment with unusual sound editing techniques,” they say.

“A jury including – but not limited to – radio personalities is responsible for deciding the winners of the Grand Prix Nova festival. However, every participant’s active input will enrich the pool of ideas upon which the final decisions will be made.”

“As a novelty this year, we intend to offer interesting off-competition showcases and workshops that will enrich experience and inspire.”

Radio Romania is opening an online registration site via and organisers have asked all entrants to complete registration by 15 March 2014.

When registering, entrants will need to have ready for upload the complete script in the original language and in English translation, a program excerpt sound file of a maximum 30 seconds and a complete program sound file of a maximum 60 minutes. Technical details will be available on the website.