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Pilot projects InMICS presented at the Filmfestival of Aubagne

The results of the InMics pilot projects were presented last month at the Filmfestival of Aubagne (FR). The four training institutes involved (CNSMD de Lyon, KASK & Conservatorium/School of Arts Ghent, Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini Bologna and the Faculté de Musique Université de Montréal) and three other professional partners (Permission Inc. Montréal, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne) also got together to finalise the two-year ‘International Master in Composition for Screen’ which will start in September 2018. 

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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.

 

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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. 

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Winners of the 16th World Soundtrack Awards

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, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé.

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"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.

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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!

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"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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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