Where students and professionals meet
Film Fest Gent and KASK - School of Arts Gent coordinate the Film Music & Sound Seminar, an annual event for students in film, (film) music and sound design about the artistic collaboration between filmmaker, composer and/or sound designer.
At the Film Music Seminar of the 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent, students have the unique opportunity to learn from a distinguished master in the world of film music, Gabriel Yared. During an extensive conversation with curator Dr. Martine Huvenne, the French-Lebanese composer, who will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards this year, will provide insights into his methodics and artistic practices for the silver screen. Yared is an Oscar-winning composer who has built an impressive oeuvre during his decades-spanning career.
How does Gabriel Yared compose music for films? What are the differences between his various collaborations such as those with Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Robert Altman, Xavier Dolan and the late Anthony Minghella? Why is it necessary to be involved from the very beginning of a project? And why does Gabriel Yared prefer to begin his composing work after reading the script and discussing with the director, and then later with the picture? And so many other topics to discuss!
The Seminar will be free of charge for festival accredited persons, subject to reservation and registration. Request your accreditation here.
Are you a film music professional and do you want to connect with other industry members? Then you can take the opportunity to join us in Ghent and experience the WSAwards and the WSA industry programme in a unique way via our Industry Packages.