National Features and Documentary Series

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An annual showcase of new work by Australian community radio producers. 

Heard on community stations all around Australia. Open to all producers based at community radio stations around the continent, the National Features & Documentary Series has been mentoring producers to create radio stories since 2013.

Training and mentoring is provided by the Community Media Training Organisation, and the series is distributed by the Community Radio Network.

2021 CBAA National Features & Documentary Series - Applications Closed

Step up your radio storytelling game and produce a national feature.

Applications for the 2021 NFDS closed on Friday, 30 April 2021. Applicants will be notified in May 2021.

2020 National Features & Documentary Series

Produced over 2020 by eight producers from around Australia, these quarter-hour features are multifacted stories captured in a significant year.

From language and law, to aged care and homeschooling, the 2020 edition of the series is as much about the year that was, as about what the future could be.

Hear each below, on Apple Podcasts and your favourite podcasting app.

Are you based at a community radio station?

Individual and double episode file downloads are available for community radio stations to play on-air, at no cost. 

National Features and Documentary Series 2020

National Features and Documentary Series 2020

National Features and Documentary Series 2020

National Features and Documentary Series 2020

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National Features and Documentary Series 2020

National Features and Documentary Series 2020

National Features and Documentary Series 2020

Latest News from the National Features and Documentary Series
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amclellan, 11th March 2021

The 2021 series is open for applications through April.

amclellan, 1st June 2020

Meet the producers, mentors and selection panel for NFDS 2020.

Katrina Hughes, 19th November 2019

Now available to listen online and broadcasting on Australian community radio stations is the sixth instalment of CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series, an annual showcase of new work by Australian community radio producers.

Marion Cheedy Yurala

amclellan, 13th November 2019

In the Pilbara, the duties of a yurala are handed down from father to son through the generations, as they are called on to perform songs and dances to make it rain.

Dylan Storer Living Water and Money to Make

amclellan, 13th November 2019

In the north of Australia, enormous amounts of money are being invested in plans to irrigate using water from some of our wildest rivers.