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

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

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

Film Fest Gent's Sakamoto Album

Film Fest Gent presents 'Music for Film: Ryuichi Sakamoto'. His legendary music was recorded at Flagey, performed by Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé. 

Published on 06/10/2016

Second wave of nominees! #WSAwards

The World Soundtrack Academy released a second wave of nominees for Discovery of the Year, the SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer and Public Choice Award. Last month the nominees for Best Film Composer, Best TV Composer and Best Original Song were revealed.

Published on 14/09/2016

Maestro Dirk Brossé nominated for Golden Calf Award

Belgian composer Dirk Brossé has been nominated for the soundtrack of the Dutch film 'In my fathers garden' ('Knielen op een bed violen') by Ben Sombogaart for the Golden Calf award. The soundtrack was recorded by Brussels Philharmonic, with whom Brossé has a long-standing collaboration.

Published on 01/09/2016

Les Gosses de Tokyo (1932)

A new soundtrack for Gosses de Tokyo (1932) - October 2016

‘Gosses de Tokyo’ or ‘I Was Born, But…’ is Yasujirō Ozu’s most famous silent movie. Told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys, this enchanting 1930'ies comedy hits home because of its sharp observation of social structures. In a special commission by the Ars Musica Festival and Film Fest Gent, Gwenaël Grisi adds a musical dimension to this soundless masterpiece.

Published on 22/07/2016


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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

Film Music Seminar on October 18th

Japanese composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto (‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’, ‘The Last Emperor’, ‘The Revenant’, 'Wild Palms'), American composers Jeff Beal (‘House of Cards’, 'Carnivale', 'Rome') and Jeff Russo (‘Fargo’, 'The Night Of', 'The Returned') and Karsten Fundal (‘Shadow World’) & Johan Grimonprez ('Shadow World') are this year's Film Music Seminar guests.

The Film Music Seminar is annually organised by Film Fest Gent in collaboration with the University College, School of Arts and curated by dr. Martine Huvenne. Year after year, important film music professionals teach participants about film music or sound design.

This year's Film Music Seminar will mainly focus on TV scoring and will take place on Tuesday 18 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 @ Kinepolis Ghent.

Published on 13/10/2016

Belgian Screen Composers Guild

The Belgian Screen Composers Guild will be presented at the 16th World Soundtrack Awards! Belgian composers launched this guild in order to act as a representative towards the film inudstry: producers, management associations, film funds and government agencies. 

Published on 06/10/2016

Meet & greet the #WSAwards composers

You have the opportunity to meet your favourite composer! Be quick, seats are limited.
Find out how you can gain one of the few tickets.

Published on 28/09/2016

Learn twice as much about composing for film & TV!

The combo tickets for the Film Music Seminar & Industry Day have arrived!

Enjoy a two-day trip through the creative and practical aspects of composing film, TV and documentary music on Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 October, and learn from experts such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jeff Beal and Jeff Russo. Also Karsten Fundal and Johan Grimonprez, who worked together on the documentary 'Shadow World', confirmed. And don't forget to network!

Published on 27/09/2016

Film Fest Gent & Brussels Philharmonic recorded music by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Last week Film Fest Gent and Brussels Philharmonic completed the recording of the anthology of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s oeuvre in Flagey. The recordings include fragments from ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’ and ‘The Revenant’ and were led by music director of Film Fest Gent Dirk Brossé. The recorded compilation-CD will be launched during the 43rd Film Fest Gent and the 16th World Soundtrack Awards on 19 October, where Sakamoto will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Published on 07/09/2016

First round of nominees WSAwards 2016

First wave of nominees #WSAwards

This first wave of World Soundtrack Award Nominees include multiple Academy Award® winners and nominees, a past Discovery of the Year winner, and the best of contemporary television music. The nominees announced include Academy Award®-winners Ennio Morricone, John Williams, and Sam Smith; Academy Award®-nominees Carter Burwell and Thomas Newman; and recent Discovery of the Year winner Daniel Pemberton. The inaugural Television Composer of the Year nominees include EMMY® winners Bear McCreary, Jeff Beal, and Sean Callery, and nominees Mac Quayle and Ramin Djawadi.

Published on 17/08/2016