Mission & Vision

Created and launched by Film Fest Ghent in 2001, the World Soundtrack Academy supports the art of film music through cultural, promotional, educational and professional activities.

The WSAcademy promotes film music worldwide through the annual presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements, as well as through the development of other promotional activities. The WSAcademy supports both emerging and established composers for screen.

Through the organisation of film music seminars, masterclasses, workshops and other activities at Film Fest Ghent, the WSAcademy actively contributes to the education and study of this art form. The WSAcademy engages itself in the preservation of the history of film music through recordings, publications and the development of an archive.

The WSAcademy also develops initiatives that are aimed at offering public platforms to new film music talent and networking activities for the creatives and industry professionals involved in music and sound for screen.