The World Soundtrack Academy wants to actively contribute to the education and study of the art of film music. It supports emerging screen composers on their road to becoming an industry professional.
Young composers have the golden opportunity to compete in our annual WSA Film Music Composition Contest. The three finalists are invited to all film music events at Film Fest Ghent. Their compositions are performed live in world premiere at the World Soundtrack Awards by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, after which the winner receives the Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer.
InMICS Composers Lab
The InMICS Composers Lab offers InMICS students the unique opportunity to participate in a series of intensive masterclasses, workshops and training sessions given by renowned professionals. The Composers Lab is organised by and takes place at the three participating festivals: Film Fest Ghent, Festival International du Film d'Aubagne and Krakow Film Music Festival.
European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound
EPAS is a one-year intensive course in the creative potential of sound both in itself and as part of a multi media practice. The curriculum emphasises the development of creative practice alongside technical craft. EPAS is the shortened version of a planned but postponed two-year MA in Sound, with a certificate as the outcome. The international programme is organised by KASK School of Arts and the Netherlands Film Academy among others. Festival International du Film d'Aubagne and Film Fest Ghent are associated partners of the EPAS consortium.