FEDORA Digital Prize
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Fedora Digital Prize

As of 2019 and in keeping with our commitment to fostering innovation + creativity in the performing arts film industry, the IMZ International Music + Media Centre has joined forces with FEDORA, a platform committed to nurturing European innovation + creativity and increasing the reach of opera + ballet.

With the FEDORA Digital Prize, which is awarded biennially, we advocate new ways of artistic expression and access to opera + ballet through digital innovation. Furthermore, its goal is to stimulate new collaborative approaches through digital innovation across different forms of media. With the IMZ taking part in the competition + judging process as an Expert Partner, the FEDORA Digital Prize will fund the winning project with 50,000, as well as granting the support of project partner Kearney.

The call is for innovative + interdisciplinary digital opera + ballet projects that advance artistic creativity on and beyond the stage.
Find out more about the competition process + more information below!

Get Ready for the FEDORA Prizes Biennale Award Ceremony!

The winners of this prestigious biannual prize will be honoured in Paris on 10 February!

FEDORA Digital Prize: Crowdfunding now in Full Swing!

Vote with your wallet and support your favourite project!

FEDORA to announce its Prizes nominees at Golden Prague

Discover who’s in the running for the prestigious FEDORA Prizes Biennale, inculding the FEDORA Digital Prize!


The shortlist for the FEDORA Digital Prize was announced in June along with the rest of the FEDORA Prizes Biennale; see who made the cut!

FEDORA Winner 2021

The winner of the FEDORA Digital Prize 2021 is "Out of the Ordinary" by Irish National Opera (Ireland).


FEDORA is a non-profit organisation committed to supporting + contributing to the future of opera + ballet by nurturing their renewal. Learn more about the platform here!



Secretary General, IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Austria)

As Secretary General of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Katharina Jeschke is a curator, developer and host of music film festivals and competitions worldwide. She has been a jury member at film festivals, BANFF and the International Emmy Awards and draws on expertise in PR for cultural projects, artist management and media production. She is the driving force and programme developer of the Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin and its first online edition, Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna, which presents the latest music film productions for international broadcasting and coproduction.


Freelance Director + Digital Strategist, IMZ Academy Director (UK/Austria)

Peter Maniura is an award-winning TV producer and director with more than twenty-five years’ experience in music + arts broadcasting at the BBC and the EBU. He is also a digital media consultant and guest lecturer. His most recent role at the BBC was Project Director, Classical Archive and Orchestras Digital Strategy for BBC Music; opening up the BBC’S unique music archive to the public in new ways. Prior to this, he was Head of Digital Development for BBC Arts covering festivals, events and performances across art forms. He was also commissioner for BBC Arts Online, which he launched in May 2014. Previously, he was Creative Director and Curator of the new experimental BBC/Arts Council England digital online arts service “The Space,” which launched in May 2012 and promotes digital innovation and creativity in the arts.

Martin Ajdari

Deputy General Director, Paris National Opera (France)


Director at Virtual Switzerland #SwissXR, Consultant, President at XR4Europe, Advisory Board Member, Guest Lecturer, WiiT Ambassador (Switzerland)

Laetitia Bochud joined Virtual Switzerland at its start in 2017 to shape and develop the association into the gateway #SwissXR. Now the director, she advises companies, fosters synergies worldwide, promotes new media production and creation, and evangelizes XR tech transfer and integration across industries. Since 2021, She is also the president of the XR4Europe association and the Swiss ambassador for the Women in Immersive Tech Europe (WIIT) initiative.

Renata Borowska -Juszczyńska

General Manager, Poznań Opera House (Poland)


Executive of Drama, Theatre, Opera & Dance, SVT Swedish Television (Sweden)

Feuk produces recordings and stage performances for TV and film and is always in search of new productions to broadcast and coproduce. She has written books about fine arts and lectured in script writing, visual arts and directing.


Composer, Inventor, Professor of Music & Media and director of the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group, MIT Media Lab (US)

Tod Machover is Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media and director of the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group. Called a “musical visionary” by The New York Times and “America’s most wired composer” by The Los Angeles Times, Machover is an influential composer and inventor, praised for creating music that breaks traditional artistic and cultural boundaries and for developing technologies that expand music’s potential for everyone, from celebrated virtuosi to musicians of all abilities. Machover studied with Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School and was the first Director of Musical Research at Pierre Boulez's IRCAM in Paris. Since 2006, he has been Visiting Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London.


Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Sadler’s Wells (UK)

Alistair Spalding has been the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells since 2004. He has been responsible for programming at the theatre since February 2000. In June 2012, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list, for services to dance.


For more information please contact

Max Ortner
Project Manager


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