Australia’s leading podcast festival is happening again! Held in Sydney over the first weekend of June, Audiocraft Podcast Festival connects audio makers with industry heroes and potential collaborators, and explores new ways of thinking in the podcast space.
To get what we’re talking about, have a look (or listen) to our 2018 Festival, which featured sessions led by Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions), Helen Zaltzman (Radiotopia), Mike Williams (Triple J), Beverley Wang (ABC RN) and Robert Smith (NPR).
Find your people. In 2019 our focus is on connecting and collaborating. We’re interested in exploring how to make work that draws from and gives back to the community. And there’s no better place for mingling with other makers than at Audiocraft Podcast Festival.
We have a new venue! We’re partnering with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) to host the conference day on June 1, where producers of all stripes get super nerdy about the art and craft of audio storytelling.
Dream it up with us. We’re inviting Australian creatives to submit their Expression of Interest to be part of the 2019 Audiocraft Podcast Festival. The EOI closes on Sunday December 9 at 11.59PM (AEST). Find out more about the submission process and what we’re looking for, here.
Want to have a say in the programming of our next festival? Have a bright spark of an idea? Excellent timing! Applications are now open for Expressions of Interest to participate in the 2019 Audiocraft Podcast Festival.
Who can apply?
We’re inviting audio makers from all over Australia to apply and especially encouraging those from rural and regional areas.
What are we looking for?
We want to hear ideas that reflect where the Australian audio community is at and where we’re headed. Ideas that will inspire the production of great audio and celebrate what is unique about Australian stories and our audio-making. In 2019 we’re particularly interested in the ways you’re collaborating, how you’re creating in a sustainable way, and what propels you to take out your recorder and document the world through sound.
Your pitch could be for a panel discussion, presentation or practical workshop, but we’re also looking for out-of-the-box ideas unlike anything you’ve seen at Audiocraft before. We want to explore new ways of listening and interacting with audio.
Get this date in the diary
Deadline for submissions is Sunday December 9, 2018 at 11.59PM (AEST).
Applications will be reviewed by the Audiocraft programming committeeover the summer and all applicants will be notified on the status of their proposal by the end of February 2019.
Get in touch with Audiocraft’s Festival Manager Jess O’Callaghan with the subject line “2019 EOI + your session name”.
Rudi Bremer has been a broadcaster since 2012. Having honed her skills at community radio, she initially joined the ABC as a master control technician before returning to her producer roots in 2017. She has a unique perspective on how the ABC works — from chasing interviews to switching satellites. As the producer of RN’s Awaye! Rudi relishes the opportunity to share her love of performing arts, literature and Indigenous languages — like her own, Gamilaraay, from Kamilaroi country.
Photo by Teresa Tan
Born in New Delhi, Masako Fukui is an English and Japanese bilingual writer, journalist and producer based in Sydney. She has worked at major media organisations including The New York Times, NHK, Nikkei, and has been a regular independent contributor at ABC RN. She produces audio stories on social history, religion, health, culture and food. She has won Australian and international awards for her radio documentaries.
Giordana Caputo is the CEO of the Community Media Training Organisation, a registered training organisation which delivers nationally recognised qualifications to community broadcasters in Australia. Giordana specialises in the delivery of features production training. An experienced broadcaster, producer, journalist and trainer, Giordana delivers training to community broadcasters in NSW. She is the current Executive Producer of the CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series and a former station manager of Brisbane’s 4ZZZ.
Jennifer Goggin is the Content Director of PodcastOne Australia. Formerly a BBC radio producer, Jen has produced live radio programming, outside broadcasts, history series and radio documentaries which have been broadcast across BBC, ABC and RTÉ (Ireland’s National Broadcaster). Jen has been obsessively analysing, producing and forcing people to listen to podcasts since 2012. She believes that audio-storytelling is the key to reconnecting people and building empathy in an increasingly disconnected world.
Tim Roxburgh is Supervising Producer of True Crime Audio at the ABC. He was co-Executive Producer of the podcast Trace. He previously worked at ABC RN’s investigative journalism program Background Briefing, variously as Series Producer, Journalist, and Acting Executive Producer. He has also acted as the presenter of RN’s economics show, The Money, and contributed to and produced for other shows and podcasts including RN Breakfast, This Is About, and Richard Glover’s Drive program on ABC Sydney.