Australians named finalists in 18 categories in New York world radio awards

Australians have been selected as finalists in 18 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs categories, including ‘Weird Ways to Watch Movies’ which was recorded, presented and produced by Ellie Parnell (pictured below) while she was studying AFTRS Graduate Diploma Radio last year.

Parnell’s documentary piece investigates four weird ways to watch movies (including watching non-linear films like Pulp Fiction in chronological order), and is one of four finalists in the student category for ‘Best Student Documentary.’

Other finalists include 2SER which scored a final spot in 7 categories, including for Best Editing, Environment & Ecology, Best Sound and Best Legal Reporting; ABC for Best Sports Feature ‘Orchids Bloom’; Robyn Ravlich for Best Biography/Profile for ‘My Brilliant Friend – The Light of Lucy Grealy; and Joel Carnegie in the History and Best Announcer categories for ‘Fairy Investigation Society.’

New Zealand has finalists in 12 categories, including CBA for Best Children/Young Adult Program for ‘The Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids Show’, and Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill for Best Radio Personality: Network/Sydnicated.

Full list of finalists here.

Winners will be announced at the Gala awards ceremony on June 18. 

Listen to Ellie Parnell’s ‘Weird Ways to Watch Movies’ below:


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