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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.

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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! 

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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.

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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".

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

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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).

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Film Music Industry Packages available

Film Fest Gent is proud to yet again present an elaborative music programme with seminars, film music concerts, the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert and networking events for professionals.

With the Film Music Industry Packages, professionals can participate to the film music programme as VIPs to participate in unique network opportunities.

 

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42nd Film Fest Gent to focus on British Cinema

After its successful focus on France last year, Film Fest Gent is to include a British focus as part of its next edition. Following this focus, Film Fest Gent will also celebrate the rich tradition of British film music by organising the concert GREAT BRITISH FILM MUSIC at Music Centre 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.

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