20 23 oct '21

Submissions

Between 1 April and 15 June, we invite submissions for the categories Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year, Best Original Song (only for World Soundtrack Academy members), and for the category Discovery of the Year (for all composers).

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

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

Scores and songs are eligible if the respective feature-length film/documentary or television series had its world premiere between 16 June (of the previous year) and 15 June (of the current year).

Submissions for the WSAwards longlists are open until 15 June, and are free of charge, but membership of the WSAcademy is required.

  • Submissions are now closed for the Film Composer of the Year longlist.
  • Submissions are now closed for the Television Composer of the Year longlist.
  • Submissions are now closed for the Best Original Song longlist.

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 and Bryce Dessner. 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.

Submission for the Discovery of the Year are now closed.

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