The Prix Italia Master Classes – Radio Documentary and Podcast

The Prix Italia Master Classes – Radio Documentary and Podcast

The Prix Italia Master Classes

Back to the Future, Learning from the Best

In collaboration with Rai Academy

In this fourth Prix Italia Master Class, we meet the authors of “LABANOF. Nameless Bodies from the Bottom of Mediterranean”, a podcast series on a forensic research institute in Milan, specialized in identifying nameless bodies.

In this session, dedicated to the winner of the Radio Documentary Award at Prix Italia 2020, we will enjoy the in-depth conversation with the team of the author –  producers, including the music composer. We will learn  more about their Art of creative and editorial decision making, in a way that will be inspiring not only for radio professionals, but for all kind of story-tellers. Excerpts from the Italian podcast will be subtitled in English, in order to allow non-speakers of Italian to understand and follow.

If you would like to participate in the Q&A sessions with the authors and producers, we invite you to register for the live online event:

Master Class No. 4:  March 18th,  2021   10:00 – 11:30 CET

Radio Documentary and Podcast 

Labanof – Nameless Bodies from the Bottom of Mediterranean

RAI Radio 3 (Italy)

Prix Italia 2020 Radio Documentary and Reportage Award

LABANOF is the name of the forensic anthropology and odontology laboratory of the University of Milan, where Professor Cristina Cattaneo along with a team of odontologists, archeologists, biologists and anthropologists, works to identify nameless bodies. The lab has solved some of the most controversial post-mortem identification cases in recent Italian history, but in June 2015 a phone call faced them with the biggest challenge yet: the shipwreck of April 18, 2015, one of the worst tragedies in the Mediterranean. LABANOF was charged with the job of giving a name to each of the victims. The mission began, and as of today, the lab is still engaged in the study and the cataloging of thousands of remains and personal belongings. Restituting an identity to all of the dead means restoring their dignity and it gives answers to those who remain.

Guest Speakers:

Fabiana Carobolante, Author and Producer, Rai Radio 3

Fabiana Carobolante works at Radio3 since 2002. She is an author and curator of the programs AD ALTA VOCE and TRE SOLDI.

Daria Corrias, Author and Producer, Rai Radio 3 

Daria Corrias is an author, senior producer, commissioning Editor at programme slot TRE SODIS/Radio 3.

Giulia Nucci, Author and Producer, Rai Radio 3 

Giulia Nucci is an author and producer at TRE SOLDI/Radio 3 and a curator of LA NOTTE DI RADIO3, a program dedicated to radio archives.

Raffaele Passerini, Author and Producer, Rai Radio 3 

Raffaele Passerini is an author and documentary director, and teaches filmmaking. Among his works, the documentary IL PRINCIPE DI OSTIA BRONX/THE PRINCE OF OSTIA BRONX, which was awarded at the Biografilm Festival 2017.

Riccardo Amore 

Riccardo Amore is a composer and a music producer. He has composed music for film, TV and other media in Italy, France and in the United States.

Master Class Editorial Development and Moderation:

Markus Nikel, International Advisor, RAI

Markus has a long standing international experience in the field of documentary and digital media. For the EBU, he has served various times as an Editorial Supervisor and Executive Producer of fac-tual coproductions. Markus has been moderating workshops in Europe and abroad, including mas-terclasses with Oscar winning Directors at GZDoc in Guangzhou, China’s biggest Documentary Festival, and professional sessions at the IPCM conference at NHK’s Japan Prize in Tokyo.  He regularly conducts coproduction workshops with COPEAM in Rome and with ASBU in Tunis and has also worked with TAL in Latin America.

Irina Stoilova, Prix Italia Staff

You can also follow the Master Classes in live streaming on the Prix Italia web-site:

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