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Nicholas Britell and Hildur Guðnadóttir crowned winners at the 19th World Soundtrack AwardsWorld Soundtrack Awards

For the 19th year in a row, the World Soundtrack Awards were announced during Film Fest Gent. The World Soundtrack Awards, one of the most imporant film music awards, place an emphasis on the oeuvres of special contributors to the world of film music. This year's winners are Nicholas Britell, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Lady Gaga, Frédéric Vercheval, Michael Abels, John Powell and Pierre Charles. Frédéric Devreese and Krzysztof Penderecki were both honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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World Soundtrack Awards

Nicholas Britell and Hildur Guðnadóttir crowned winners at the 19th World Soundtrack Awards

For the 19th year in a row, the World Soundtrack Awards were announced during Film Fest Gent. The World Soundtrack Awards, one of the most imporant film music awards, place an emphasis on the oeuvres of special contributors to the world of film music. This year's winners are Nicholas Britell, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Lady Gaga, Frédéric Vercheval, Michael Abels, John Powell and Pierre Charles. Frédéric Devreese and Krzysztof Penderecki were both honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Krzysztof Penderecki
World Soundtrack Awards

Lifetime Achievement - Krzysztof Penderecki

The World Soundtrack Awards will welcome composer Krzysztof Penderecki, our generation's most outstanding musician, known for creating inventive and unconventional music, he has worked with world-famous directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and William Friedkin, many of whom still rely on his work.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Meet&Greet
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Save The Date - WSA Industry Events

Since the early beginnings, the focus on music and the celebration of film composers have been the main features that make Film Fest Gent truly stand out in the international festival calendar. This year being no exception, Film Fest Gent Music again offers a wide range of musical projects for you to enjoy.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Dumbo - by Tim Burton, OST by Danny Elfman
World Soundtrack Awards

Vote Now! Public Choice Award

Impressed by the score of 'Dumbo'? Overwhelmed by the music of 'Vice'? Help your favourite film score receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award! Film score fans worldwide can now cast their vote for what they consider the best score of the past 12 months. The score with the highest number of votes will receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award 2019!

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FFG & Vooruit

First names Videodroom 2019

We will once again join forces for ten days of film and music with Vooruit during Film Fest Gent 2019. After a first succesful edition of Videodroom in 2018 we will again present a series of concert evenings where top musicians, representing a diversity of genres, come and play new compositions live to accompany films and projections. These new pieces may be new interpretations of existing scores or completely new, unique improvisations. Exclusive, one-off crossovers that you’ll only find at Vooruit.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Marco Beltrami
World Soundtrack Awards

Marco Beltrami is central guest World Soundtrack Awards at Film Fest Gent 2019

Held on October 18th, the World Soundtrack Awards will welcome Marco Beltrami, two-time Oscar nominated composer and one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his unique collaborations with some of the world’s most respected and iconic filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Bertrand Tavernier, Tommy Lee Jones and Jean-François Richet.

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Become a member of the WSAcademy!

The World Soundtrack Academy was created in 2001 and is an initiative aimed at organizing and overseeing the educational, cultural and professional aspects of the art of film music, including the preservation of the history of film music and its worldwide promotion.

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InMICS

Next stop InMICS Composers Lab: FIFA 2019!

The “InMICS Composers Lab” is an essential component of the InMICS master’s programme and offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a series of intensive masterclasses, workshops and training sessions given by renowned professionals.

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World Soundtrack Awards Film Music Composition Contest

Young international film music talent will have the chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer. This award was created by the World Soundtrack Academy and is worth € 2.500. The compositions of the three finalists will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, during the 19th World Soundtrack Awards on 18 October 2019.

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It's throwback time!

During the 18th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, we had the honour to welcome internationally acclaimed composers Carter Burwell, Nicholas Britell and Philippe Sarde. Enjoy some of the most marvelous performances by Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of maestro Dirk Brossé!

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Carter Burwell & Skip Lievsay: Film Music and Sound Design

This year's edition of the Film Music Seminar will not only focus on film music but also on sound. World-renowned composer Carter Burwell and sound designer Skip Lievsay are the perfect team to talk about how music and sound can be combined. The duo works closely together with the Coen Brothers

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World Soundtrack Awards - Son of Saul
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Spot the Differences: Sound Supervision in Hollywood vs. in Europe

Sound supervisor Val Kuklowsky knows what he's talking about. His work includes over 100 titles such as 'Independence Day' and tv-success 'Game of Thrones'. Kuklowsky will explain the different workflows between the well-structured sound teams in Hollywood and the less hierarchally organised teams working for European productions.

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