The 2021 UK International Audio Drama Festival took place from 22- 26 March. We were delighted to receive over 100 submissions from 21 countries in 15 languages. This year’s festival was entirely online.
The standard of entries was very high. The jury made awards as follows
The ALCS Audience awards went to
1st place: A Haunting beyond the Lake - Richard Brooks (UK)
2nd place: Human Things - Grażyna Lutosławska (Poland)
3rd place: Hunting Season - Georgian public radio (Georgia)
Honourable mentions: Notes from JJ - Georgian Public Radio/ Fenland Symphony - Chris Bradbury/ Alvorada - Matheus Moraes
And the award for the best 20 second dramas went to
1st place: Lady Macbeth - Festival consortium
2nd place: Spider - Pippa Brenchley
3rd place: Maths Problem - Darrick Wood School
4th place: List of Things - Festival consortium
The ALCS is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 110,000 members, and since 1977 has paid over £500 million to writers (alcs.co.uk).
See separate document for explanation of this creative process
|Launch of festival
Open space session 1 – Launch of collaborative process creating 20 second audio dramas
|Creative session 2
Confirmation of collaborative teams and start of process.
|Creative session 3
Writing / dramaturgy of individual dramas. Recording of dramas with UK remotely based actors or others.
|Creative session 4
Recording of individual dramas with UK remotely based actors or others.
|Creative session 5
Edit and dissemination / broadcast.
|Lunchtime||Speaker/discussion session 1||Speaker/discussion session 3||Listening session 5|
|Afternoon||Listening session 1||Listening session 2||Listening session 3||Listening session 4||Jury session 5|
|Evening||Jury session 1||Jury session 2||Jury session 3||Jury session 4||Jury closed session and voting|
|Speaker/discussion session 2||Award ceremony Award for full length, short form and micro drama Launch of audience award|