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13th Berliner Hörspielfestival


The Berliner Hörspielfestival (BHF) is taking place at the Akademie der Künste for the third time. The festival presents independently produced radio plays that experiment with narrative, documentary or sound art elements.

Over three days, radio plays from 60 seconds to 60 minutes compete for jury and audience prizes in five competitions. The audio play Dr. Slodti saugt ab – Eine Live-Reportage aus dem OP-Saal (Dr. Slotti sucks off - A live report from the operating room) by the multi-award-winning radio playwright Hermann Bohlen can be experienced on stage for the first time. The Ensemble Atonor will also be performing a live performance. Oliver Sturm's Gebetomat (prayer machine), an archive of more than 300 prayers in 65 languages of numerous faiths, will be an audio installation. In addition to competitions, there will be workshops and discussions on media policy.

All radio plays at the festival are free productions, independent of public broadcasting or audio publishers. Free from economic constraints and format specifications, they offer a diverse mix of sound art form. 


2 — 4 Sep

International competition and supporting programme with live radio plays, talks, workshops and installation

Fri, 2 Sep, 2 pm – 12 am
Sat, 3 Sep and
Sun, 4 Sep, 12 pm – 12 am

In German

Fri, 2 Sep, Free admission
Sat, 3 Sep and
Sun, 4 Sep, € 12/8