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Nominees for World Soundtrack Awards

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Pharrell Williams are the most familiar names among the first nominees that were released by the World Soundtrack Academy. Besides Film Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy also published the nominees in the categories for Best Original Film Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The WSAwards, one of the most prestigious events in the world of film music, is the closing event of Film Fest Gent and will take place on 25 October at Kuipke in Ghent, Belgium.

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Ennio Morricone in concert

Film composer Ennio Morricone will restart his European tour this February! The concert in Brussels on February 3rd is almost sold out but there are a few tickets left. 

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Opera: Philip Glass' Akhnaten

For all you Philip Glass fans out there: there are still a few tickets left for his third full-length opera 'Akhnaten' at Opera Vlaanderen next month in Antwerp and in Ghent this March!

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14th World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert!

The 14th World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert takes place on 25 October 2014 at Kuipke Ghent.

Film Fest Gent proudly welcomes Cliff Martinez, American composer and former drummer of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, to the traditional film music concert during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert.

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Chaplin's The Circus

Film Fest Gent is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tramp with an exceptional family film concert of Chaplin's The Circus presented by Proximus and supported by Ghent University.

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Music @ Film Fest Gent

Music is represented more than ever at the 41st edition of Film Fest Gent. Not only are there several concerts celebrating the beauty of film music, the Sound and Vision section also consists of documentaries, features on concerts, musicians and music styles. And this year’s musical programme promises to make for another fantastic year at Film Fest Gent!

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Lord of the Rings in Concert

Rediscover Howard Shore's beautiful score to 'The Fellowship of the Ring' during the live concert of this spectacular film trilogy on the 27th of December in Sportpaleis Antwerpen.

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UFA Film Nights Concours at Bozar

During its second edition, UFA Film Nights introduces you to the golden age of silent film. Bozar is giving away 5 x 2 tickets for the film screenings of 'The Sixth part of the world' and 'The Eleventh Year' by Dziga Vertov, accompanied live by the Michael Nyman Band.

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Nominees for World Soundtrack Awards

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Pharrell Williams are the most familiar names among the first nominees that were released by the World Soundtrack Academy. Besides Film Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy also published the nominees in the categories for Best Original Film Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The WSAwards, one of the most prestigious events in the world of film music, is the closing event of Film Fest Gent and will take place on 25 October at Kuipke in Ghent, Belgium.

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Gent Jazz Festival

Gent Jazz Festival is the place to be in July for all music lovers. Starting from next Thursday, the festival will present not only great musicians such as Charles Bradley, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman, but a lot of (film music) composers will also hit their stage. The Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, up and coming talent Ólafur Arnalds and Ibrahim Maalouf will be performing at the festival. For more info and tickets go to www.gentjazz.com.

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Chaplin's the Tramp centennial

Film Fest Gent (14 to 25 October) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s 'The Tramp' with exceptional screenings of two of the greatest classics of Charles Spencer Chaplin: 'The Circus' and 'The Gold Rush'.

On 26 October, the festival will feature an additional film music event toward its ending with a family concert of the silent film classic 'The Circus' (1928). The film will be screened with music composed by Chaplin, performed by a live orchestra led by Music Director Dirk Brosse at ‘t Kuipke.

Dirk Brosse: "Leading a silent film is always very exciting. Sometimes I feel like a tightrope walker who suddenly looks down, in this case almost literally. The music that Chaplin composed is compelling and efficacious. It waltzes from comedy to drama and banters from laughter to tears. And as is often the case: melancholy is never far away."

Chaplin’s 'The Circus' presented by Proximus and supported by Ghent University will take place on Sunday, 26 October at ’t Kuipke at 15:00
Tickets are €15 (standard) and €12 (children under 12) and are available through this link.

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