Contest – Phonurgia Nova
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Once a year, by means of numerous European radio partners, Phonurgia Nova Awards distinguishes authors who explore reality and imaginary through sound

The Phonurgia Nova Prizes will be awarded this year for the 29th time. Born in 1986, the festival is the oldest and most prestigious event in the field of creative radio, sound art and podcast in France.

Dominique Petitgand, Chantal Dumas, Bernadette Johnson, Hanna Hartman, Alessandro Bosetti, Sébastien Dicenaire, Joaquin Cofreces, Félix Blume, Sophie Berger, have made the fine days of this Prize, while the list of those who reveal themselves each year is impressive. The event brings together authors from all over Europe and beyond. Sharing a burning desire to tell stories with and through sound, these adventurers renew the concept of phonography, which is considered here as a medium for interpreting reality. In line with its 28 past editions, the 2024 jury will reveal authors who renew listening to the world and others : soundscapes, spoken word pieces, radio experiments, found sound, innovative approaches to radiodrama and documentary, and challenging new projects. During the festival, the submissions will be auditioned and reviewed by a live jury.

Awards 2024

Authors of audio narration, features, field recordings, sound art works,  etc.. you are invited to register before July 31th midnight (CET). The final competition will take place at the  Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille on 13, 14, 15 and 16 November.

5 prizes will be awarded : documentary, fiction, sound and radio art, field recording and young creation (artists under 30 years old).
And 5 best projects (submitted as written proposal) will share 5 creative residencies in 2025 hosted by the GRM de l’INA, GMEM, Euphonia, Art Zoyd, and AVATAR.

registrations on line



Festival / 2024 November 13, 14, 15 & 16

La Friche Belle de Mai – Marseille

Come at the Festival and attend public listening and deliberation days.