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All soundtrack and film music fans worldwide can cast their personal vote for what they consider the best film score of the past 12 months. The score that gets the highest number of votes will receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award 2018! Mid-September, 5 nominated scores will be announced and the 5 nominated composers will be invited to join us during the World Soundtrack Awards Gala (Wed 17 Oct)!

Eligibility criteria for the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award 2018:

  • Only original scores for feature films (no documentaries, no shorts, no TV formats)
  • The feature film must have had a theatrical release between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 (no limited releases nor TV/DVD premieres)
  • Only one vote per person is allowed. The voting procedure is monitored by PwC. The voting period is set from 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-07.

Need some inspiration?

If you’re not sure yet which score you would call your ‘favorite’ of the year, you can have a look at the indicative preselection here below, established by members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).

The IFMCA is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film, television and game music. Since its inception the IFMCA in 2004 has grown to comprise over 65 members from countries such as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

IFMCA aims “to promote, celebrate, and comment on the art of film music and the composers who create it through published critical reviews, articles, opinion pieces, interviews, radio broadcasts, videos, public appearances, and via the annual IFMCA Awards

For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association go to , visit the Facebook page, follow on Twitter, or contact them at

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95 Panu Aaltio Vote now
A Quiet Place Marco Beltrami Vote now
All the Money in the World Daniel Pemberton Vote now
Annihilation Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow Vote now
Avengers: Infinity War Alan Silvestri Vote now
Bankier van het Verzet Merlijn Snitker Vote now
Black Panther Ludwig Göransson Vote now
Coco Michael Giacchino Vote now
Darkest Hour Dario Marianelli Vote now
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot Danny Elfman Vote now
Downsizing Rolfe Kent Vote now
Edie Debbie Wiseman Vote now
Ferdinand John Powell Vote now
Game Night Cliff Martinez Vote now
Hostiles Max Richter Vote now
Isle of Dogs Alexandre Desplat Vote now
Kings Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Vote now
Lean on Pete James Edward Baker Vote now
Love, Simon Rob Simonsen Vote now
Loving Vincent Clint Mansell Vote now
Mary Magdalene Hildur Guðnadóttir and Jóhann Jóhannsson Vote now
Maze Runner: The Death Cure John Paesano Vote now
Murder on the Orienst Express Patrick Doyle Vote now
Nostalgia Laurent Eyquem Vote now
Phantom Thread Jonny Greenwood Vote now
Ploey: You Never Fly Alone Atli Örvarsson Vote now
Ready Player One Alan Silvestri Vote now
Rebel in the Rye Bear McCreary Vote now
Red Sparrow James Newton Howard Vote now
Solo: A Star Wars Story John Powell Vote now
Spider-Man: Homecoming Michael Giacchino Vote now
Star Wars: The Last Jedi John Williams Vote now
Submergence Fernando Velázquez Vote now
Super Furball (Supermarsu) Panu Aaltio Vote now
The Cloverfield Paradox Bear McCreary Vote now
The Death of Stalin Christopher Willis Vote now
The Emoji Movie Patrick Doyle Vote now
The Last Warrior (Posledni Bogatyr) George Kallis Vote now
The Miracle Season Roque Baños Vote now
The Post John Williams Vote now
The Shape of Water Alexandre Desplat Vote now
Thelma Ola Fløttum Vote now
Thor Ragnarok Mark Mothersbaugh Vote now
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Carter Burwell Vote now
Tulip Fever Danny Elfman Vote now
Valerian and the City of a Thousands Planets Alexandre Desplat Vote now
Valley of Shadows Zbigniew Preisner Vote now
Victoria & Abdul Thomas Newman Vote now
War for the Planet of the Apes Michael Giacchino Vote now
Wonderstruck Carter Burwell Vote now

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