20 22 oct '22

Submissions

Submissions for the WSA 2022 are now closed. Submissions for the WSA 2023 will open in April 2023.

Discovery of the Year

Through the World Soundtrack Award category Discovery of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy honours emerging talents in film scoring. Among past winners of the award are celebrated composers Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Daniel Pemberton, Nicholas Britell, Tamar-kali, Michael Abels, Bryce Dessner and Nainita Desai. Traditionally, the Discovery of the Year honouree is invited to return to Film Fest Ghent the following year to present the winning score at the World Soundtrack Awards Concert.

  • Submissions for the WSA Discovery of the Year Award 2022 are now closed.
  • Submissions for the WSA 2023 will open in April 2023.
  • 2023 eligibility period: Scores are eligible if the respective feature-length film/documentary or television series had its world premiere between 16 June 2022 and 15 June 2023.

Film Composer of the Year / Television Composer of the Year / Best Original Song

All members of the World Soundtrack Academy can submit composers and songs for consideration in the categories Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song.

  • Submissions for the WSA Discovery of the Year Award 2022 are now closed. Submissions for the WSA 2023 will open in April 2023.

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