Film Fest Ghent reveals the nominees for the 20th anniversary edition of the World Soundtrack Awards
And the nominees are... The World Soundtrack Academy proudly presents this year's nominees for the 2020 WSAwards. The wide range of nominated composers includes our guest of honour Alexandre Desplat, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Thomas Newman, Benjamin Wallfisch and John Williams.
Alexandre Desplat and Gabriel Yared guests of honour for 20th World Soundtrack Awards
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary, the WSA is proud to welcome back Alexandre Desplat, record holder of the World Soundtrack Film Composer of the Year Award, Gabriel Yared, guest of honour at the very first edition of the WSA, and Michael Abels, Discovery of the Year 2019. Their music, as always performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and Vlaams Radiokoor and conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé, will be prerecorded and will be part of the live event and the livestream.
WSA Industry Days at Film Fest Ghent
At Film Fest Ghent, a manifold of events introduces the film music industry and young aspiring film composers to the modi operandi of renowned film music talent. Guest speakers and attendants of this year's Industry Days include 2020 WSA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Gabriel Yared, Alexandre Desplat and Nainita Desai.
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To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the World Soundtrack Awards, Film Fest Ghent devotes its annual album to all thirteen winners of the coveted World Soundtrack Film Composer of the Year Award over the past two decades. The album will be released on 23 October 2020 and is called World Soundtrack Awards: Tribute to the Film Composer.
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