Awards

Public Choice Award

All soundtrack and film music fans worldwide can cast their personal vote for what they consider the best soundtrack of the past 12 months. The soundtrack that gets the highest number of votes will receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award 2017!

Only one vote per person is allowed. The voting procedure is monitored by PwC. The voting period is set from 2017-07-03 to 2017-09-08, stay tuned!

Mid-September, 5 nominated scores will be announced and the 5 nominated composers will be invited to join us during the World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert (Wed 18 Oct)!
More info on the WSAwards Gala & Concert here.

Eligibility criteria for the World Soundtrack Public Choice 2017:
- only scores for feature films (no documentaries, no shorts, no TV formats)
- film must have had a theatrical release between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 (no DVD / TV / limited release)

No inspiration? IFMCA to the rescue!
If you’re not sure yet which score you would call your ‘favourite’ of the year, you can have a look at the indicative shortlist here below, established by members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).  

The IFMCA is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film, television and game music. Since its inception the IFMCA in 2004 has grown to comprise over 65 members from countries such as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

IFMCA aims “to promote, celebrate, and comment on the art of film music and the composers who create it through published critical reviews, articles, opinion pieces, interviews, radio broadcasts, videos, public appearances, and via the annual IFMCA Awards"  

For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association go to www.filmmusiccritics.org , visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @ifmca, or contact us at press@filmmusiccritics.org.

Awards archive

Award Year Nominees Winner
Public Choice Award 2016 view Carol
Composer: Carter Burwell
Public Choice Award 2015 view The Maze Runner
Composer: John Paesano
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Public Choice Award 2014 view Marina
Composer: Michelino Bisceglia
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Public Choice Award 2013 view The Butterfly's Dream
Composer: Rahman Altin
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Public Choice Award 2012 W.E.
Composer: Abel Korzeniowski
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Public Choice Award 2011 127 Hours
Composer: A. R. Rahman
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Public Choice Award 2010 A Single Man
Composer: Abel Korzeniowski
Public Choice Award 2009 Twilight
Composer: Carter Burwell
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Public Choice Award 2008 Aanrijding in Moscou
Composer: Tuur Florizoone
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Public Choice Award 2007 The Fountain
Composer: Clint Mansell
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Public Choice Award 2006 Brokeback Mountain
Composer: Gustavo Santaolalla
Public Choice Award 2005 Alexander
Composer: Vangelis
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Public Choice Award 2004 Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Composer: John Williams
Public Choice Award 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Composer: Howard Shore
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Public Choice Award 2001 Artificial Intelligence
Composer: John Williams