Radio Drama Festival

The Festival 2024:
The Accomplishment of Many Years

We are celebrating 10 years of the UK International Audio Drama Festival this year.

The Festival takes place from 25 – 29 March 2024 and we look forward to welcoming producers and audience alike for an exciting and stimulating week of listening and discussion.

The co-chairs of the jury will be Marta Rebzda and Vesna Topalov.

Information and FAQs can be accessed here: Info and FAQs. 

2024 Awards… 

Full Length: 

1st – Populist Radio (Stefano Giannotti, Deutschlandfunk Culture) 
2nd – The Sister of Job (Marta Rebzda, Polish Radio Theatre) 
3rd – Dear Alter Ego (Ulrike Haage, Bavarian Broadcast) 
Short form: 
Equal 1st – 
To the Battle (Oana Cristae Grigorescu, Radio Romania) 
The Line (Raluca Grumǎzescu, Portable Theatre Timisoara 
2nd – Faxes in the Storm (Emily White/ Synchromesh) 
3rd – Arthur and Close (Resource Artist) 
Deacon Young Producers Award: 
Faxes in the Storm (Emily White, Synchromesh) 
This group were formed as part of the Synchromesh Programme by International Arts at the residency in Timisoara, summer 2023. 
Audience Award: 
1st – As a Sign of Love (Georgian Public Radio) 
2nd – The Mother (Jenny Gherpelli and Simona Generali) 
3rd – Batavia (Het Geluidshuis) 

On-demand listening: 

Here you can find google drive links to what we have listened to each day as well as the English scripts from the radio drama festival so that you can catch up in the evenings with anything you’ve missed! 

These will be updated daily. 

Download the 2024 festival programme below:

Submissions for the festival are now closed for the 2024 festival. 

Awards will be made for full length work, short form work and for the work which receives the most votes from the audience.

Thank for all of your submissions, we will acknowledge everyone but please bear with us as we have had a huge response this year! Inevitably there were many great works that we could not shortlist. 

…being at the festival is like travelling elsewhere without having to undergo the hassle of airport security

Kate Chisholm

March 2019

The Speak Softly Shop

 A season of newly made shortform dramas from around the world. Created as a response to the pandemic, they are a powerful reminder of the versatility of audio drama as an art form. Covid 19 made us postpone the 2020 festival but it brought this extraordinary cycle of work.