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LAST CALL: Vote for your favorite original score in the WSA Public Choice Award!

At 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards Gala on 19 October, the winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced, and it is up to you to select your favorite! 

You can cast your vote for your favorite original score of the past 12 months (for any feature film released between 1 JULY, 2015 and 30 JUNE, 2016) and have a chance to win one of the 10 #WSAwards surprise gift bags!

Published on 01/07/2016

Poll: Have your say in the final score for the Ryuichi Sakamoto album!

Via this poll we offer you the chance to vote for your favorite Ryuichi Sakamoto track in the last days of our crowdfunding campaign: 'Bringing Sakamoto's filmmusic to your ears'.
Through this campaign we aim to fund a unique Ryuichi Sakamoto album that is focused on his film and TV work rather than on his separate scores. The album will be recorded by Brussels Philharmonic and YOU get to decide which final track will be added to the list of already awesome scores!

Published on 29/06/2016

EPAS

Last call to enter in European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound

EPAS, a one-year postgraduate in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multi media practice, is organized by The School of Arts (Gent), NFA (Amsterdam) and ifs (Cologne). As a partner of the EPAS Consortium we are glad to communicate that the first 9 EPAS-applicants have been accepted. There are still some places open to participate in the EPAS course, so we are launching a second call now! Applications are open until August 15th.

Published on 15/06/2016

Full program announced for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards

The program for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards is complete. The Gala and concert will showcase the music composed for today’s top television shows and for legendary series from our youth, live performed by Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé.

Published on 15/06/2016

Help us bring Sakamoto's scores to life!

World Soundtrack Awards needs your help! Early May we proudly announced our World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ryuichi Sakamoto. Like every year we want to treat musiclovers to exclusive renditions of their favourite scores even after the World Soundtrack Gala with a unique album. This album will be a collection of Sakamoto's scores, for the first time focused on his entire body of work in film and television rather than just on one film at a time. The scores will be brought to life by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé. To achieve this goal we started a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Published on 18/05/2016

Live Track Cinema 28.05 with STUFF. EXTRA CONCERT

Live Track Cinema on the 28th of May is completely SOLD OUT! But no worries, due to the enormous success we scheduled a second performance of STUFF. 's live soundtrack to 'A Page of Madness'. Tickets for the second performance on the same date at 21h45 are available now!

Live Track Cinema is an initiative by KASKcinema, Democrazy and Film Fest Gent where pop- and rock musicians are invited to bring image and music together. Not your ordinary concert or film but exciting cutting edge audio visual experiences.

Published on 17/05/2016

EPAS

Applications open for European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound

We are very pleased to announce EPAS as a one-year postgraduate in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multi media practice. This international program is organized by The School of Arts (Gent), NFA (Amsterdam) and ifs (Cologne).

Published on 04/05/2016

House of Cards

ANNOUNCING FIRST ROUND OF PROGRAM AND COMPOSERS FOR THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

The 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards shines the spotlight on television scores, showcasing the music from the most beloved television shows in recent history. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the scores from series including Fargo, Homeland, House of Cards, Sherlock and The Leftovers with composers JEFF RUSSO, SEAN CALLERY, JEFF BEAL, DAVID ARNOLD and MAX RICHTER in attendance. For the first time, the World Soundtrack Awards will feature two concert programs: the World Soundtrack Awards Gala – the traditional award ceremony and concert – on October 19th and a second WSA Concert without ceremony on October 20th.

Published on 22/04/2016

The Artist

Win tickets for film music concert The Artist

‘The Artist’ – or how a small, silent black-and-white film conquered the world in 2011. A gamble for director Michel Hazanavicius, who came with his gem of a film to Belgium to record the music. Together with Ludovic Bource, he camped out for a week in Studio 4 at Flagey, and the rest is now history. Five years after the recording the dream team is getting back together for two live performances in Brussels, and you get a chance to attend the concert on Friday 9th of September.
 

Published on 21/04/2016

WSA 2016

16th World Soundtrack Awards: Composed for Television

Held on October 19th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 16th edition focusing on television scores this year. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the compelling scores, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen. The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards and will, for the first time, be repeated the day after the World Soundtracks Awards Gala on Oct 20th during the WSA Concert.

Tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards Gala and the WSA Concert can be bought from 22nd of March.

Published on 21/03/2016

Hercules Sound Workshops 2016

Applications open to the Herculeslab sound workshops for young professionals

The Herculeslab, a Ghent based audiovisual lab for Ph.D. students at KASK and the Conservatorium, is organising three three-day sound workshops for young professionals in March - April 2016. Are you a sound engineer, film director or producer, sound actor, media artist or musician? Then these workshops should be right up your street.

Published on 10/02/2016

Watch the official WSAwards aftermovie

The World Soundtrack Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary with the prestigious film music awards and a musical tribute to guests  such as Alan Silvestri, Patrick Doyle and Daniel Pemberton. Enjoy the concert again with this official aftermovie! 

Published on 18/11/2015

InMICS/ICSS – Round Table discussion

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".

Published on 29/09/2015

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10 things you need to know about Ryuichi Sakamoto

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards on 19 October 2016. Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards celebrate this fact by recording a unique album, with his most important scores for film and television. In case you never heard of the name Ryuichi Sakamoto, here are 10 facts that will instantly turn you into a Sakamoto-fan!

 

Published on 15/06/2016

'The Revenant' DVD & Blu-ray release + exclusive Indiegogo contest

'The Revenant' will be released on Blu-ray & DVD on May 25. Ryuichi Sakamoto, this year's World Soundtrack Awards guest of honour, composed the score for the Oscar hit. Because of this we will give away 5 Blu-ray copies to crowdfunders of the World Soundtrack Awards album. Support us on Indiegogo before friday - you can do so starting from €10 - and win 'The Revenant' on Blu-ray!

Published on 23/05/2016

We want you!

Intern music department wanted

Every year, Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards offer the chance to young, enthousiastic interns to join the festival crew and experience the festival from behind the scenes. We are currently looking for an intern for the music department. 
 

Published on 18/05/2016

Previous Discoveries of the Year: Antonio Sanchez & Daniel Pemberton

Call for entries: World Soundtrack Awards 2016 ‘Discovery of the Year’

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 Antonio Sanchez were discovered by the WSA Advisory Board.

 

Published on 04/05/2016

A Page of Madness

Live Track Cinema 28.05 with STUFF.

Live Track Cinema is an initiative of KASKcinema, Democrazy and Film Fest Gent where pop- and rock musicians are invited to bring image and music together. Not your ordinary concert or film but exciting cutting edge audio visual experiences. 

Published on 21/04/2016

The Saint 1968

Last Call to register for the Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers

Young international film music talent, may we have your attention? Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards offer you the chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer. This award, created by the World Soundtrack Academy, is worth € 2,500 plus the compositions of the three finalists will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, during the 16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala.

Published on 21/04/2016

Ennio Morricone in Ghent June 2016

By public demand Ennio Morricone adds extra show at St Peter's Square on June 26th 2016

After the overwhelming concert at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Ennio Morricone has chosen the Saint Peter’s Square in Ghent for two exclusive shows in the Benelux. On Saturday 25th and Sunday June 26th 2016 (extra show!) his fans and the press will witness a concert by the maestro at the impressive location of the Saint Peter’s Square, with the beautiful Saint Peter’s Abbey in the background.

Published on 07/03/2016

Concert: Ennio Morricone The 60 Years Of Music Tour

Ennio Morricone announced that he will embark on large-scale World tour in 2016, with a completely new program to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor.

Published on 02/12/2015

Winners of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards

Best Original Film Score of the Year goes to Antonio Sanchez's music for 'Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'. The World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent, on the evening of Saturday 24 October at Kuipke in Ghent.

Published on 24/10/2015