19 21 oct '23

World Soundtrack Awards 2023

For Film Fest Gent's 50th anniversary, 25 composers inspired 25 filmmakers. The result: 25 unique short films.

WSA Film Music Days

The WSA Film Music Days offer a peek behind the scenes of the film music world. This year, scoring for video games is an important focus of the many talks and masterclasses. Stephanie Economou (Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök) and Borislav Slavov (Baldur’s Gate 3) have extensive experience as game composers, and will be sharing their expertise. They will be accompanied by other composers such as Gordy Haab & Stephen Barton (Star Wars Jedi: Survivor) and Austin Wintory (Journey). Japanese multi-instrumentalist and composer Eiko Ishibashi will be joined on stage by frequent collaborator director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi to talk about their Creative Partnership.


Colin Stetson Soundtracks

Fri 20.10 - 20:00

We are happy to welcome Canadian-American saxophonist and composer Colin Stetson for an exclusive live performance. Known for his assertive, powerful performances, Stetson has been on the forefront of cutting edge music for the last decade. Film fans and gamers will know Stetson’s striking scores for Hereditary (2018), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) and The Menu (2022), and the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018), among others. At VIDEODROOM, Stetson will play an exclusive live suite of music based on these scores, complemented by his soundtracks for other films and TV series.

GIFT still 2023 NEOPA Fictive 1

World Premiere: Gift by Eiko Ishibashi and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Wed 18.10 - 20:00

Film Fest Gent and VIDEODROOM present a world premiere: Japanese composer Eiko Ishibashi will play her score live to Gift, the brand new film by Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi! This is the second time the duo have worked together: previously, Ishibashi wrote the score for Hamaguchi's Drive My Car, which won the Oscar for Best International Film in 2021.

Mark Isham Dirk Brossé WSA

This was WSA2022

To everyone who was a part of this unforgettable edition of the World Soundtrack Awards: we are eternally grateful to have had you here and we hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Enjoy our aftermovie!

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