Terence Blanchard by Henry Adebonojo

Choose a bonus track for our Terence Blanchard album!

The team behind the World Soundtrack Awards, Brussels Philharmonic and Terence Blanchard, the guest of honour at our WSA Gala & Concert, are teaming up to create a unique compilation album with some of his most extraordinary film scores, and you can decide which tracks are on it! 

Published on 09/08/2017

Brussels Jazz Orchestra @ Symphonic Jazz in Film Concert

Brussels Jazz Orchestra joins Brussels Philharmonic at the Symphonic Jazz Concert

World Soundtrack Awards and Film Fest Gent are celebrating 100 years of jazz with a Symphonic Jazz in Film Concert: the best symphonic jazz soundtracks of the past century accompanied by film excerpts on the big screen. On this special occasion two orchestras will join forces: Brussels Jazz Orchestra joins Brussels Philharmonic, and together they will perform jazzy scores conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé on October 19th at the Ghent Capitole. 

Published on 09/08/2017

Cinema Canvas

Win the Cinema Canvas Compilation Album!

This summer Cinema Canvas provides Flanders with outdoor screenings of film classics, selected by experts in the field. However, iconic films wouldn't be half as legendary without some iconic music to accompany them, so Cinema Canvas has released a compilation album!

Published on 19/07/2017

Cast your vote for the Public Choice Award 2017

Cast your vote! - 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! 

Published on 19/07/2017

Film Fest Gent & Vooruit 2017

Explore the audiovisual collaboration between Film Fest Gent & Vooruit

From the 10th until the 20th of October Ghent will be taken over by Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards. Vooruit Arts Centre will become the place to enjoy an interesting cross-pollination of image and music from the 11th until the 21th (yes, we added an extra day for our famous afterparty!) – thanks to the collaboration between Film Fest Gent & Vooruit. The event will kickoff on the 11th of October with Belgian band STUFF. and their live adaptation of the music of film composer Howard Shore.

Published on 19/07/2017

16th Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers

Young international film music talent will have the chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer. This award was created by the World Soundtrack Academy and is worth € 2.500. The compositions of the three finalists will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, during the 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala.

Published on 23/05/2017

World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert

This year the World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert, held on Wednesday October 18th and the Symphonic Jazz Concert, held on Thursday October 19th, both powered by Film Fest Gent, will focus on the incredible influence of jazz music on the art of film scoring from the past and the present.

Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé will perform compelling classical and contemporary jazz scores, accompanied by film clips on the big screen.

Published on 02/05/2017

International Master in Composition for Screen: second student workshop

As a professional partner of the ICSS project (International Creative Soundtrack Studies), Film Fest Gent collaborates in the development of a joint programme in music composition for audiovisual media entitled "InMICS", International Master in Composition for Screen. This partnership is composed of four Higher Education institutions known for their expertise in music composition for audiovisual media and four professional partners specialized in the film music industry and showing a great interest in music creation.


Published on 01/12/2016

(cleared photo by Jerroen Willems: Sándor Török, Jeff Beal, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dirk Brossé, Hans Helewaut)

Winners of the 16th World Soundtrack Awards

On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé.

Published on 19/10/2016

Follow all music events live!

Can't attend the World Soundtrack Awards Gala on 19 October and the Concert on 20 october? Don't worry, you can follow every step of all music events on our social media!

Published on 18/10/2016

WSAwards Industry Day on October 17th

The WSAwards Industry Day is the place to be for young composers, film-makers and professionals from the film (music) industry to learn, debate and network. If you want to develop your expertise and know-how, be sure to mark 17 October 2016 in your calendar!

Published on 13/10/2016


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Survey: language use of the WSA

Our intern Celine needs your help! If you can spare one minute of your time, please fill out this survey about language use within our communication online, the website and on Social Media. 

Published on 19/07/2017

Live Track Cinema - Steiger & Yuri Norstein

Live Track Cinema (23/09): Steiger

Live Track Cinema is a collaboration between Film Fest Gent, KASKcinema and Democrazy to give pop- and rock musicians the opportunity to expand their creative horizons by composing music for existing movies. On the 23th of September, the music of Steiger, the best of Belgian Jazz, will meet the extraordinary glass plane animations of Yuri Norstein.

Published on 19/07/2017

Call for entries: Discovery of the Year 2017

Every year, the Advisory Board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nico Muhly, Abel Korzeniowski, Alex Heffes, Dan Romer, Daniel Pemberton and last year’s Joe Kraemer were discovered by the WSA Advisory Board.

Published on 22/05/2017

Pilot projects InMICS presented at the Filmfestival of Aubagne

The results of the InMics pilot projects were presented last month at the Filmfestival of Aubagne (FR). The four training institutes involved (CNSMD de Lyon, KASK & Conservatorium/School of Arts Ghent, Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini Bologna and the Faculté de Musique Université de Montréal) and three other professional partners (Permission Inc. Montréal, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne) also got together to finalise the two-year ‘International Master in Composition for Screen’ which will start in September 2018. 

Published on 02/05/2017

Russian Days @ Flagey, Brussels

Russian Days @ Flagey - ticket give away!

Times were rocky on the European continent exactly one hundred years ago, with big changes brought about by the First World War and the Russian Revolution. Within this context, the Russian Days are held this December in Flagey, Brussels. Three days filled with the best of Russian cinema, literature, debates and concerts by the great Russian musicians. Plus, you can now win tickets for the special film concert with music by Edward Artemiev. 

Published on 01/12/2016

WSAwards Concert with more music tonight

Now that the 2016 WSAwards have been announced, we can focus on more scores for contemporary TV-series during an extra WSA Concert tonight at 20h in Capitole Ghent.

Published on 20/10/2016

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Carter Burwell is Best Film Composer of the Year at the 16th WSAwards, Jeff Beal is Best Television Composer of the Year

On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history.


Published on 19/10/2016

"It all started with Citizen Kane"

Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is obsessed by the sound of rain. At his home in New York, he has a big stack of cassette recordings of rain. The film and weather gods were favourable to him here, because it was raining strongly when he arrived in Ghent for the Film Music Seminar.

Published on 18/10/2016

"Consider a TV series as one long film"

Communication, excellence and courage were the three key words during yesterday's panel discussions of the WSAwards Industry Day. Those who master these skills will be able to excel in the film music industry.

Published on 18/10/2016