Composer Krzysztof Penderecki - Lifetime Achievement Award
The World Soundtrack Awards will welcome composer Krzysztof Penderecki, our generation's most outstanding musician, known for creating inventive and unconventional music.
Second Wave of Nominees 19th World Soundtrack Awards Revealed
After having released the names of the nominees for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film, Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy announces a second wave of nominees for Best Original Score for a Belgian Production, Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer and the Public Choice Award. For the 19th edition, The World Soundtrack Academy welcomes a remarkably diverse group of nominees, in background as well as training and medium.
Film Fest Gent announces album 'Marco Beltrami: Music for Film'
In line with tradition, a selection of the World Soundtrack Award's main guest's music will be recorded and released for the annual 'Music for Film' album. Some of Marco Beltrami's best scores will be recorded in Flagey's legendary Studio 4 by MotorMusic with Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé.
Film Music & Sound Promotional Events
During the festival, several music events are organised to highlight the relation between film and music. The WSAwards: Gala & Concert show that a movie can't go without a composer, the concert traditionally demonstrates the best results of those collaborations (according to a certain theme) and the Film Music Seminar and Industry Day deal with the technical side of it in the presence of the most important musical guests that are also invited to the concerts. These events will take place in either Capitole or Vooruit Arts Centre, the latter being our partner for a series of concerts where bands and musicians do their thing with a selected film fragment.