National Features and Documentary Series

Triple R's Kaarina Lindell takes out 2017 National Features and Documentary Series Award

Andrew McLellan, 20th December 2017

In early 2017, seven participants were chosen to create pieces for the CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series, receiving training from and mentoring by the Community Media Training Organisation. 

Kaarina Lindell had always been fascinated by obsolete media, and in How Digital Changed Music she set out to discover how the move from analogue to digital environments has impacted the music industry. 

The resulting feature sits down with a range of veteran and contemporary musicians to see what observations they have of the move from flux to binary digits across musical production and compositing to marketing and collecting.

Kaarina says of receiving the Award:

The stories told in a community radio greenroom are often much more interesting than those the mainstream media focus on, so I wanted to produce a documentary that captured some of this honesty and irreverence. I'm so grateful for the opportunity with the NFDS to learn from the best, and winning this year's award provided me with encouragement that there is an audience for more stories like this in the future.

Kaarina took home the 2017 National Features and Documentary Series Award.

Check out more about her feature here.

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Winners of the 2017 CBAA Community Radio Awards have been announced at a gala dinner held on the Gold Coast Saturday night, 11 November. 


The CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series (NFDS) gives new and emerging community radio producers the opportunity to make a radio feature for national distribution, receive mentoring from experienced producers and be paid for their work. All you need to enter is a great idea!


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