«Broadcasting box» («Efirnaya shkatulka»)

International Festival of Electronic Media in Russian language «Broadcasting box» («Efirnaya shkatulka»)

International Festival of TV and radio programs in Russian language «Broadcasting box» («Efirnaya shkatulka»)  was founded in 2006 to expand the creative interaction between journalists from different countries broadcasting in Russian language.

The first festival was held in 2006 in Riga (Latvia), the second – in 2007 in Yerevan (Armenia), the third – in November 2008 in Düsseldorf (Germany ), the fourth – in November 2009 in Eilat (Israel) , the fifth – in September 2010 in Prague (Czech Republic), the sixth – in June 2011 in Tallinn (Estonia ), the seventh – in June 2012 in Budapest (Hungary ) .

Organizer – International academy of television and radio (IATR).

Held annually from 2006 to 2013.

The «Broadcasting box» («Efirnaya shkatulka») – is the only venue in the world where participants can display their products in Russian language to their colleagues from around the world, and have an opportunity to exchange the ideas. The festival also allows everybody  understand the main trends of  the Russian-language broadcasting around the world.


A distinctive feature of the festival is that every program is discussed by authors, participants and jury. That gives the participants additional interest as they get a professional evaluation. The purpose is not to identify the winners but to view and discuss all works.

However, the jury of the festival is traditionally reserves the right to mark the most professional programs which could be called “good examples” for all participants. These materials are awarded the “Grand Prix” of the festival .

The festival is that it is a catalyst for creating professional contacts between Russian speaking broadcasters around the world. In fact, every program presented at the festival is preceded by the screen introduction of a broadcaster company that shows creative and professional potential of the broadcaster.

Terms of participation

To participate in the festival are accepted foreign television and radio broadcasters, broadcasting in Russian with the output data (authors, timing, production year) and a brief summary.

The company can claim to participate no more than 3 programs in each category of the festival. The jury noted the brightest and professional work performed by awarding the “Grand Prix” of the Festival.

Nominations of the festival