Thessaloniki Film Festival and iMEdD present a new award for podcasts in development

Submissions are open (until 12 September)

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival in collaboration with non-profit organization iMEdD have created a new podcast development program. The two organizations invite podcast creators, as well as professionals and students of the media and film industry from Greece and abroad, to submit their ideas and proposals for podcasts, which will be completed with the support of iMEdD. From the submitted proposals, one will be selected and will win an award for the realization of an original podcast.

The purpose of the program is to create a new podcast/audio documentary based on journalistic research and documentation, within the iMEdD podcasts program. Those interested are invited to submit their ideas in the form of a description and analysis of the topic.

We are looking for a story that will be developed based on journalistic methodology and techniques. Selection criteria will be originality, journalistic value, proposed methodology, capability for documentation and realistic executional framework.

The project can be in Greek or English and it can be a proposal by a creator or a group of creators.

The proposals of the prospective creators can be submitted until Monday, September 12, 2022 at 17:00 Greek time.

The proposal, which will be selected by an iMEdD jury, will be announced during the 63rd Thessaloniki Film Festival (3-13/11/2022). Then, it will be completed with the journalistic and technical support of iMEdD. The final podcast will be presented during the 25th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 2023), in a special event, in the Out of Competition Podcast section.

The award winner will collaborate for 4 months with iMEdD, which will support the development of content, the integration of journalistic practices, the provision of logistical equipment and the execution of production, fully covering the financial needs for the completion of the project.

The terms and the application form are available on the Festival website, at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/filmfestivalgr/podcastsinprogress

This joint initiative is part of the multi-level collaboration of the Thessaloniki Film Festival and iMEdD with the aim of expanding the ties of the film and journalism community to further develop storytelling and content production. Along with this specific cooperation, we are seeking to fortify it with reliable data and independent research that follows appropriate journalistic practices and tools.