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Joe Kraemer, David Shire and Terence Blanchard
Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams main winners at World Soundtrack Awards, David Shire receives Lifetime Achievement AwardWorld Soundtrack Awards

Yesterday, the 17th World Soundtrack Awards were awarded in Ghent. Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams won Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year respectively, while David Shire received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. Guest of honour during the concert following the awards ceremony was jazz composer Terence Blanchard.

 

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InMICS

Applications for InMICS open

As from today you can apply for the International Master in Composition for Screen (InMICS). Deadline for completing your application form is 15 January 2018. We look forward to meeting you!

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World Soundtrack Awards - Joe Kraemer, David Shire and Terence Blanchard
World Soundtrack Awards

Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams main winners at World Soundtrack Awards, David Shire receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Yesterday, the 17th World Soundtrack Awards were awarded in Ghent. Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams won Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year respectively, while David Shire received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. Guest of honour during the concert following the awards ceremony was jazz composer Terence Blanchard.

 

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Q&A + Meet & Greet

Terence Blanchard, Joe Kraemer and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Shire are ready to answer your questions at our Film Music Seminar! 

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#WinWinWednesday: Jóhann Jóhannsson @ BOZAR

Jóhann Jóhannsson is nominated for no less than two World Soundtrack Awards. He is also performing at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival later this month and you can be there! Send an e-mail with the names of the two awards Jóhannsson is nominated for to info@filmfestival.be. The lucky winner of two concert tickets for Jóhann Jóhannsson, William Basinski, and Phew on Saturday September 30th at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival will be selected at random. 

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In the spotlight: collaboration with Vooruit

Film Fest Gent and arts centre Vooruit go way back when it comes to the presentation of our yearly programme, in which we explore the fringes of cinema in performances, lectures, music and theatre. We will be tightening our collaboration as of 2017, by bringing you a programme dedicated to the cross-pollination of image and music. 

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Walter Murch @ the 2017 Film Music Seminar!

Each year Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards organise a Film Music Seminar in collaboration with the KASK, School of Arts and curated by dr. Martine Huvenne and Peter Vermeersch. Year after year, important film music professionals teach participants about film music and/or sound design.

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17th World Soundtrack Awards announces second wave of nominees

After announcing the nominees for Best Composer, Score and Song, the World Soundtrack Academy now releases the second wave of nominees for Best Original Score for a Belgian Production, Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer and Public Choice Award. 

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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!

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World Soundtrack Awards - 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. 

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World Soundtrack Awards - 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!

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World Soundtrack Awards - 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! 

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World Soundtrack Awards - 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.

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World Soundtrack Awards - 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.

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