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2018 Sarah Awards Winners!

We're excited to announce the 2018 Sarah Awards Winners! This year is the most international yet, with winners from Belgium, UK, Canada, Croatia and the U.S. Find out who won what at our Sarah Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 23rd at The Players Club. That evening we will also be announcing the winner of The Brave+Bold Contest. Hope you can join us!

2018 Sarah Awards Winners (in alphabetical order)

Almanak by Wederik De Backer
An old woman has to move from her apartment to a retirement home in Ghent. The only thing she can take with her is her stuffed cat. Nico needs a break. He rents the apartment, meets his colorful landlords, and gets confronted with the choices he made. Almanak is a story about looking at the past and trying to see how to continue in the future. 
 
Celestial Blood by Gisele Regatao
Celestial Blood is a radionovela about love, mystery and family secrets across borders. Released both in English and Spanish, it follows the story of twin sister and brother Sol and Mundo, from Queens, New York. When they travel to Mexico to attend the funeral of their estranged father, they find out they have nine siblings they did not know about. All of them named after celestial bodies, like themselves. Produced in partnership with KCRW.

Jayne Lake by Matthew Graham, Steve Bond, Kate Rowland, Russell Finch
While at university Meggie lost her sight in an acid attack. Fifteen years later, she has finally learned to cope with her “dark gift”. Now an invitation to join her old college friends at a country cottage brings back shadows from her past. Jayne Lake is A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Krleža, Stand in Line! by Vesna Mačković
This radiophonic drama work addresses the invisibility of artists today. It also references last century's Croatian writer Miroslav Krleža who was in Balkan region during Yugoslavia many times politically either overwhelmingly accepted or pushed away from publicity. Using the voices of three performers and the iPad effects looper, produces experiments of voice, sound and text on the subject's of invisibility, silence or mishearing of the artist.

Romeo & Juliet by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime
After their suicides, Romeo & Juliet exchange frantic text messages when things go awry in the afterlife. Can the teens' relationship survive an eternity? Starring Paul Rust, Noël Wells, and Seth Morris. “Romeo & Juliet” is the first episode of Mira and Cristal’s Pen Pals: a scripted comedy series that puts unlikely pairs in conversation. The show is a Stitcher production.

Voices of the Revolution by Vincent Calianno, Anne Coburn, Eli Susser, and Luke Taylor
Voices of the Revolution is a near-future science fiction podcast following Louis Themm, a nineteen-year-old kid, as he collects the stories of people swept up in a civil war— including soldiers, street kids, teachers, scientists, refugees, and war criminals.

 

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