Tickets World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony now available

Tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony and Concert are now available. All tickets (€75/€55) are reception afterwards included, in presence of the composers. Please mail to daniella@filmfestival.be for more info.

Published on 17/09/2009

Ghent Film Festival pays a musical tribute to femmes fatales

Marilyn Monroe, Janet Leigh, Sharon Stone, Jeanne Moreau and Nicole Kidman, these are only a few of the world-famous actresses who made film history to what it is today. Composer Alexandre Desplat and the Traffic Quintet pay a musical tribute to these mythical women called Divine Féminin. A marvellous film soundtrack night with 'Women' as theme, on Wednesday 14 October in Handelsbeurs Ghent.

Published on 10/09/2009

World Soundtrack Academy announces Discovery nominees 2009

The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the World Soundtrack Discovery 2009. The name of the winner will be announced on October 17 at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, the closing event of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Published on 04/09/2009

Nominees 9th World Soundtrack Awards announced

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be proclaimed on Saturday, October 17 at the closing event of the Ghent International Film Festival.

Published on 18/08/2009

Alexandre Desplat and Marvin Hamlisch at the 9th World Soundtrack Awards

The composers Alexandre Desplat and Marvin Hamlisch will be the guests of honour at the 9th World Soundtrack Awards, the key event of the 36th Ghent Film Festival on Saturday 17 October in Music Centre De Bijloke in Ghent. The Brussels Philharmonic will be playing music from The Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Queen, The Painted Veil and Lust Caution among others. The American composer Marvin Hamlisch, who created unforgettable music for films such as The Way We Were and The Sting, will receive the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.

Published on 03/08/2009

First European composing competition huge succes

The first competition for young European film music composers organised by the Ghent International Film Festival with the support of Sabam is a big hit. 76 composers from allover Europe have registrated with participants from Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Austria, Germany, Romania, Estonia and many other countries.

Published on 06/07/2009

Composition Competition Ghent Film Festival goes European!

The competition for film music composers, which is organised every year by the Ghent Film Festival with the support of SABAM, is going European for the first time! All young European composers are given the chance to compete for the main prize of 2,500 Euros, as well as having their composition performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic during the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards on 17 October. This is the official closing event of the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival, which takes place from 6 till 17 October 2009. Candidates can register up to 30 June 2009.

Published on 29/05/2009

Lifetime Achievement Award for Angelo Badalamenti

On the 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, American composer Angelo Badalamenti will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Marianne Faithfull. The British singer will hand over the prize during the closing night of the 35th Ghent Film Festival on 18 October. A large part of the evening will be dedicated to the music of Angelo Badalamenti, who in the past collaborated with Marianne Faithfull for the soundtrack of La Cité des Enfants Perdus.

Published on 30/09/2008

Ghent Film Festival: you won't believe your ears!

With its focus on film music, the Ghent Film Festival (October 7-18) has carved out its own unique niche on the international circuit. True to form, the 35th edition has five film music concerts on the menu with music from John Williams, Gabriel Yared, Clint Mansell, Angelo Badalamenti, Dario Marianelli and many others. More than ever, the Ghent Film Festival makes your ears swing!

Published on 08/08/2008

Je hoort het eerst op het Filmfestival Gent!

Wie tijdens het festival naar Once kwam kijken, kreeg daar gratis een miniconcert van hoofdacteurs Glen Hansard (The Frames) en Marketa Irglova bovenop. Het nummer Falling Slowly werd zondag op de uitreiking van de Academy Awards bekroond met een Oscar voor Beste Song. De film, die op het festival de XploreZone Award won, is vanaf 5 maart te zien in de bioscoop.

Published on 26/02/2008

World Soundtrack Awards winners announced

Tonight the World Soundtrack Awards winners were announced in Music Centre Bijloke Ghent. The first prize went to Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil), this year's Film Composer of the Year. Clint Mansell's film music for The Fountain not only received the Best Original Soundtrack of the Year but also the Public Choice Award.

Published on 20/10/2007

Filmfestival Gent scoort met (film)muziek

Met vier volledig uitverkochte (film)muziekconcerten, de première van de Bob Dylan-film I'm Not There en meer dan tien muziekdocumentaires op het programma blijft het Filmfestival Gent op een veelzijdige manier scoren met de link tussen muziek en film. Het grote succes van al deze initiatieven is een stimulans voor de festivalploeg om verder deze weg in te slaan en nieuwe muziekinitiatieven te ontwikkelen.

Published on 19/10/2007

Composition Contest 2017

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 30/11//0001

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Film music seminar with Shigeru Umebayashi

With the festival focus on Asia, and composer Shigeru Umebayashi as special guest, this year's film music seminar will be focusing on the use of sound and music in contemporary Chinese film. The morning kicks off with a brief overview of Chinese film, in all its sensory splendour, by renowned sinologist Anne Sytske Keijser. Since the eighties (and the Chinese New Wave), Chinese film has been more heavily focused on the aesthetic experience, communicated through sound and image, than on conventional narrative. Music plays a pivotal role, with sounds mixed and edited in a very specific way to complement the director's vision. Anne Sytske Keijser and Martine Huvenne will demonstrate the effects in a number of sound and film clips.

Published on 03/09/2009

Lifetime Achievement Award for Marvin Hamlisch

Three-time Oscar winner and much-lauded film composer Marvin Hamlisch will be the guest of honour and recipient of the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th World Soundtrack Awards, which close the 36th Ghent International Film Festival on October 17th.

Published on 04/08/2009

Vote now for your favourite soundtrack and win a World Soundtrack VIP-ticket

Have you always dreamt of being a VIP at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony during the Ghent International Film Festival? Then vote now for your favourite soundtrack of the past year and win a free night's stay in the prestigious Marriott Hotel Ghent and two VIP-tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony and concert on 17 October!

Published on 07/07/2009

36th Ghent Film Festival puts Asia in the spotlight

With a film focus on China, a film music concert by the Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi and an exhibition on the Japanese animation art anime, the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival feels particularly Asian. In addition, film music remains central to the festival programme with various film music concerts, the award ceremony of the World Soundtrack Awards and a film music seminar.

Published on 02/06/2009

Filmtip: Linha de Passe

Regisseur Walter Salles (Central do Brasil, Paris je t'aime, The Motorcycle Diaries) toont zich weer van zijn beste Zuid-Amerikaanse kant met Linha de Passe. Daarin schetst hij op een meesterlijke wijze de problemen in de Braziliaanse maatschappij, zonder al te veel nadruk te leggen op de sociale politiek van het land.

Published on 14/04/2009

Film music seminar with GABRIEL YARED

Gabriel Yared is one of the most prominent and successful composers of his generation. Born in Lebanon, but working and living in Paris, the composer has produced over 70 scores and soundtracks since the beginning of the 1980ies, including music for films by renowned filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Jacques Annaud and Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Published on 04/09/2008

Filmfestival Gent zoekt opnieuw jong filmmuziektalent

In samenwerking met SABAM organiseert het Filmfestival Gent voor de zevende keer de compositiewedstrijd voor jonge Belgische filmcomponisten. De winnaar ontvangt 2.500 euro en zijn of haar compositie wordt op zaterdag 18 oktober uitgevoerd door het Vlaams Radio Orkest tijdens de uitreiking van de World Soundtrack Awards. Kandidaten kunnen zich inschrijven tot en met 31 mei 2008.

Published on 25/04/2008

Winnaar Beste Muziek-prijs nu in de zaal!

Zweden is het land van de mooie vrouwen en de vreemde accenten, van Bergman en ABBA, maar Zweden is nu ook het land van Roy Andersson. De bijna 65 jarige regisseur won in 2000 de juryprijs van Cannes met zijn Songs from the Second Floor, een gekoelde mix van human interest, mysterie en komedie. Die traditie zet hij verder met zijn nieuwste, Du Levande, of You, the Living. De film won op het afgelopen festival de Georges Delerue Prijs voor Beste Muziek en is vanaf 21 november te zien in de Belgische zalen.

Published on 20/11/2007

Op het podium met Bajofondo Tango Club

Bajofondo Tango Club, het Argentijnse tangocollectief van Gustavo Santaolalla, vulde de concertzaal van Vooruit tot de nok met beats. Het uitverkochte concert was een overdonderend succes. Zelfs het publiek kon het niet laten om het podium te beklimmen en de muziek met de nodige danspassen aan te vullen. Voor een fotoreportage, klik hier, voor een interview met Gustavo Santaolalla hier.

Published on 19/10/2007

Vliegen op exotische muziek

Op het filmmuziekconcert van Alberto Iglesias op 19 oktober in Muziekcentrum de Bijloke Gent zal naast de muziek uit de films van Pedro Almodóvar, ook muziek te horen zijn uit The Kite Runner van Marc Forster. Op de film is het wachten tot eind december, de muziek kan je voor het eerst horen in Gent en op filmfestival.be!

Published on 17/10/2007

First wave of #WSAwards nominees announced

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 30/11//0001