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 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

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

Great British Film Music

Following its focus on British cinema, Film Fest Gent will also celebrate the rich tradition of British film music by organising the concert Great British Film Music at The Bijloke, that will provide an anthology of the work of both classical and contemporary film composers, whom have made a remarkable contribution to the image and success of British cinema.

Nearly every roaring name of British film music will pass the line-up, ranging from William Walton to John Barry, from George Fenton to Michael Nyman. Their celebrated music will be accompanied by film excerpts from among others: ‘Richard III’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, ‘The Ipcress File’ and ‘The Knack... and how to get it’.

In world premier our partner orchestra Brussels Philharmonic will perform Craig Armstrong's music for the Thomas Hardy-adaptation 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and Alex heffes' score for 'The Program', the most recent creation from Stephen Frears.

George Fenton will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and will be joined by composers Michael Nyman, Stephen Warbeck and Craig Armstrong.

It promises to be a jolly good concert with a jazzy touch!

Great British Film Music
Thursday 22.10.15 -  8pm
Concert Hall De Bijloke (Ghent)

Buy your tickets here!

Published on 10/09/2015

Meet & Greet 15th WSAwards

On Saturday 24 October you will have the opportunity to meet with some important members of the film music industry and performing artists from the World Soundtrack Awards.

Published on 02/09/2015

WSAwards Industry Day

All you need to know about the Film Music Industry. Film Fest Gent focuses on elaborating and professionalising its film music industry activities. By organising the WSAwards Industry Day on October 23rd, the festival brings together both young composers, filmmakers and film music industry professionals. They receive the opportunity to learn, debate and network.

Published on 02/09/2015

Recording Film Fest Gent's Alan Silvestri album has started

Film Fest Gent will be recording and releasing an album with the scores of Alan Silvestri. The recording started today and will continue on 20 en 21 August at Flagey Studios in Brussels, recorded by Galaxy Studios and conducted by Dirk Brossé and performed by Brussels Philharmonic & Flemish Radio Choir.

Published on 19/08/2015

Film Fest @ Vooruit: 4 concerts

Film Fest Gent and Vooruit are working together once again. From 13 to 24 October, we'll be taking you on a journey through events that will expand your musical and cinematic horizons.

Published on 04/08/2015

15th WSAwards with Alan Silvestri, Patrick Doyle & Daniel Pemberton

Held on October 24th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary with one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his scores of 'Back to the Future', 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and 'Forrest Gump'. Brussels Philharmonic and The Flemish Radio Choir will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Patrick Doyle and Discovery of 2014 Daniel Pemberton, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen.

Published on 04/08/2015

A-list composers to attend British Film Music Concert

George Fenton will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Great British Film Music Concert on October 22nd at Music Centre De Bijloke in Ghent. He will be attending the event joined by composers Michael Nyman, Patrick Doyle, Stephen Warbeck and Craig Armstrong as part of the Focus on British cinema of the 42nd Film Fest Gent (October 13 to 24, 2015).

Published on 24/06/2015

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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

15th World Soundtrack Awards announces second wave of nominees

Today the World Soundtrack Academy releases a second wave of nominees for Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer and the Public Choice Award. Earlier last month the WSAcademy already revealed the nominees for Best Composer, Score and Song.

Published on 09/09/2015

SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer

Each year Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Academy offer a young international talent a platform as a film music composer. Candidates of the Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers can follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Cyril Molesti and countless other composers who attended previous editions of the festival.

Published on 02/09/2015

First wave of nominees for 15th WSAwards announced

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Johann Johannsson, Patrick Doyle and John Legend are some of the popular names among the first nominees released by the World Soundtrack Academy. The first nominees announced will be competing in the categories for Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The 15th World Soundtrack Awards will be the closing event of Film Fest Gent on 24 October 2015 in Ghent.

Published on 18/08/2015

British Film Music Seminar

The next edition of the Film Music & Sound Seminar will focus on 'British Film Music' and will take place on Thursday 22 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00.

Published on 04/08/2015

The Walk's film music to premiere at the WSAwards

Music Director Dirk Brossé will lead Brussels Philharmonic in the world premiere of Alan Silvestri's new score he wrote for Robert Zemeckis' latest film 'The Walk' starring Jospeh Gordon Levitt at the World Soundtrack Awards. One of the songs will also be included in Film Fest Gent's upcoming Alan Silvestri Album. 

 

Published on 01/07/2015