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Croatian Radio's Drama "Earthquake" Wins BBC Best European Drama Award 2021

By 28 March 2021
Croatian Radio's Drama "Earthquake" Wins BBC Best European Drama Award 2021
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ZAGREB, 28 March 2021- Croatian Radio's short radio drama "Earthquake", from the Short Forms cycle, has won the BBC Best European Drama Award 2021, after reaching the finals with Austrian and Swiss radio shows.

Katja Šimunić, the editor of the Short Forms show, confirmed that they had found out they had won the BBC Best European Award 2021 in a live Zoom broadcast on Friday evening and that they were very happy.

"It gives us encouragement to continue exploring in our drama program", she said, adding that the excellent interpretation of Janko Polić Kamov's text, older than a hundred years, and the emotional resonance the work had with the audience were crucial.

The extraordinary contemporary and radical text of the short story "Earthquake" by Janko Polić Kamov, the innovative direction by Dario Harjaček, the extraordinary sound design by composer Maro Market, and the superb work of sound engineer Lana Deban were certainly crucial, she said.

Also, crucial was the emotion that this short radio form evoked, especially in us who experienced the recent earthquakes, but also in the entire Europe and world who are going through the pandemic, she said.

Katja Šimunić recalled that the drama had already been awarded the second prize in Bucharest last year.

The radio drama "Earthquake" was created as part of the Short Forms show, which is regularly broadcast from 6.05 to 6.15 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday on Croatian Radio One.

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