This is the home of the Hear Now Festival, year-round audio theater focused programming, and juried awards dedicated to the advancement of audio arts.
These include the Hear Learn workshops, the Norman Corwin Award, and Hear Now Palooza, an annual competition celebrating all things audio..
Formerly known as Podcast Palooza, this is NATF’s juried competition for recorded sound works. Showcase your audio fiction and theatre, sound art, and two new categories: audiobooks and game audio. Entries will be evaluated by our esteemed judges and all qualifying productions will be featured on the NATF website in 2023. Productions receiving special recognition will be certified Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze.
THE AUDIO THEATRE CATEGORY
THE AUDIO BOOK CATEGORY
THE GAMING AUDIO CATEGORY
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Learn more about
who we are and
what we do.
Be part of the preeminent audio theatre festival in the United States.
Gain exposure to over 30 years of workshops, performances, & conferences.
Get to know the NATF team, as well as the talented artists who work with us.
Every year, the Norman Corwin committee of the NATF bestows an award in his honor to a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to American radio drama.
Our dedication to educational opportunities in the audio arts includes instruction in basic production as well as more advanced topics such as sound design, directing for audio, game audio and script writing.
Interested in volunteering with us or submitting a workshop or panel idea? Please get in touch! We also offer for-credit internships for college students.
If you’re a company or organization in the audio production space, we’d love to partner with you.