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Industry Packages
World Soundtrack Awards
WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

17 > 19 Oct 2017

Film music professionals have the opportunity to apply for a film music industry package and participate in the VIP music programme of Film Fest Gent. This package not only includes airport pick-up and accommodation in one of the official festival hotels, but also gives access to all the music events of the festival as VIP and gives the chance to experience unique networking opportunities.

How to apply
Film Music professionals can apply to participate in the film music industry programme by filling in the application form here below and sending it together with CV, biography and/or filmography before 15/09/2017. If files are too large you can always send them to Sophie Joos, sophie@filmfestival.be via wetransfer.

Please note that places are limited and that Film Fest Gent reserves the right to decline applications without motivation. We are happy to work out special packages for groups and schools. For all requests, contact Sophie at the guest office: sophie@filmfestival.be

VIP Film Music Industry Programme

DAY 1

Tuesday 17 October

9:00-16:00 Film Music Seminar

Film Fest Gent annually organises the Film Music Seminar in collaboration with the University of Ghent and the School of Arts, curated by dr. Martine Huvenne and Peter Vermeersch. Year after year, professionals of the film music industry teach participants about film music or sound design.

This year's Film Music Seminar will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 at Vooruit Ghent with a focus on the different roles of jazz music in films. Is it the music genre of a specific ethnic group? Is it an essential aspect of crime films or musicals? What is its potential in such films as ‘Birdman’? Is an orchestrated jazz theme still considered jazz? Or does jazz require a different form of cinema that centres around improvisation? Dr. Martine Huvenne and Peter Vermeersch moderate a debate with David Shire, Walter Murch, Joe Kraemer and Terence Blanchard

Programme

09.00 - 09.30: Welcome
09.30 - 10.00: Introduction on jazz in film by Peter Vermeersch
10:00 - 12:00: Interview with Terence Blanchard
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch & time to network
13.00 - 14.30: Interview with David Shire & Walter Murch
14.30 - 16.00: Interview with Joe Kraemer

Vegetarian options are available. More info

21:30-23:30 World Soundtrack Awards Celebration Dinner

Annual World Soundtrack Awards Celebration Dinner with all attending WSA performing artists, nominees and many other film music professionals.

DAY 2

Wednesday 18 October

09:00-18:00 WSAwards Industry Day

Morning: Workshops, masterclasses & introduction sessions for young filmmakers and composers.
Afternoon: Industry Panels - Professionals discuss a variety of current topics in the film music industry.

More info

3rd Character: for more info, see the page on our website.

@ Vooruit Theaterzaal, Ghent

 

20:00-23:00 World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert

Reception
Award Gala & Concert
- SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer
- World Soundtrack Public Choice Award
- World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song written directly for a Film
- World Soundtrack Award Discovery of the Year 2017
- World Soundtrack Award for Television Composer of the Year 2017
- World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year 2017
- Best Original Score for a Belgian Production
- Lifetime Achievement Award for David Shire

Film music concert with music of David Shire
Film music concert with music of Joe Kraemer (Discovery 2016) & Terence Blanchard
Industry related walking dinner

All music is performed live by Brussels Philharmonic & jazz soloists conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé.
Read more on the theme of the 17th World Soundtrack Awards

@ Capitole, Ghent (entrance: Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent)

DAY 3

Thursday 19 October

10:00-11:00 WSAwards Coffee by Illy
11:00-12:30 Press Conference: Q & A + Meet & Greet with WSA 2017 composers + fan moment

11:00-12:00
Patrick Duynslaegher and Dirk Brossé invite the performing artists of the 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala for a Q&A. 

12:00-12:30
Film music fans get the opportunity to meet the composers afterwards.
Attending composers:

  • Terence Blanchard
  • Joe Kraemer
  • David Shire
  • Dustin O'Halloran
  • Hauschka
  • Dave Porter
  • Rael Jones
  • Dan Jones
  • Diego Navarro
  • Alejandro Vivas
  • Rupert Gregson-Williams

More info

12:30-14:00

Governor's Lunch
@ Provincial House Ghent

Lunch offered by the Province of East-Flanders:
Jan Briers, Governor of East Flanders, has the pleasure to invite the festival guests at his residence for a lunch. A perfect moment to chat and keep up with fellow composers/publicists/agents/...! 

20:00-21:30 Symphonic Jazz Concert

Brussels Philharmonic and Brussels Jazz Orchestra will guide you through 100 years of jazz at the movies during a night full of classics. With conducter Dirk Brossé, they will play soundtracks of movies such as The Pink Panther, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Chinatown, La La Land and many others. All scores will be accompanied by film clips displayed on three big screens.

Read more about the Symphonic Jazz Concert

@ Capitole Ghent (entrance: Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent)

 

DAY 4

Friday 20 October

20:00-22:30 Goblin Plays 'Dawn of the Dead'

Italian Cult Band will perform their score to Romero’s horror classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’ live.

@ Vooruit, Ghent

More info

Application Form

Personal Details

Max 5 MB. If files are to large you can always send it to sophie@filmfestival.be via wetransfer.

Company Details

Choose your package

I would like to apply for the following package:

Arrival 18/10, departure 19/10 - 1 night stay, 1 person (single room) € 450
Arrival 18/10, departure 19/10 - 1 night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 550
Arrival 17/10, departure 19/10 - 2 night stay, 1 person (single room) € 800
Arrival 17/10, departure 19/10 - 2 night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 1.000
Arrival 17/10, departure 20/10 - 3 night stay, 1 person (single room) € 1.000
Arrival 17/10, departure 20/10 - 3 night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 1.250
Arrival 17/10, departure 21/10 - 4 night stay, 1 person (single room) € 1.200
Arrival 17/10, departure 21/10 - 4 night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 1.500

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