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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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.
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.
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!
The annual World Soundtrack Awards have been given out during the 45th edition of Film Fest Gent in Belgium tonight. The winners of the 18th WSAwards include Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ramin Djawadi, Kendrick Lamar, Rutger Reinders, Tamar-kali, Laurent Eyquem, Logan Nelson and Philippe Sarde, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.
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.
Ever wondered who chooses the music for 'Peaky Blinders'? Or how video game composers make music for 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'? Don't hesitate to register for the WSAwards Industry Day and learn all about the international film music industry!
Film Fest Gent is honoured to announce the world premiere performance of the music for Disney’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. John Powell’s powerful ‘Mine Mission Suite’ completes the concert programme of 2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey". ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ hit theatres earlier this year and is the 4th instalment of Disney’s revived Star Wars saga.
Vooruit and Film Fest Gent traditionally team up during Film Fest Gent. Alongside the many films you can watch at Vooruit, there's also the possibility to attend VIDEODROOM, a series of evenings stuffed with top notch musicians who play live compositions. And every good party has an afterparty: that's what VIDEODROOM Nightlife is all about. VIDEODROOM Nightlife takes place at Vooruit Cafe. Free entrance!
After revealing the nominees for Best Film Composer, Best TV Composer and Best Original Song, 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 Score by a Young International Composer and Public Choice Award.
We can proudly announce two more scores that will be performed at our concert '2001 and Beyond: a Symphonic Odyssey': 'The Right Stuff' (Bill Conti) and 'The Rocketeer' (James Horner)
This first wave of the 2018 World Soundtrack Award Nominees includes multiple Academy Award® winners and nominees, the best of contemporary film and television music as well as Pulitzer prize winner Kendrick Lamar and other pop artists.
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 Carter Burwell's most captivating scores will be recorded on August 20-22 in Flagey's legendary Studio 4, performed by Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé. The live recording will include exclusive and unpublished tracks from 'The Spanish Prisoner' and 'Olive Kitteridge'. It will be the first compilation album of Burwell's film scores ever released, licensed by Silva Screen Records and recorded, mixed & mastered by MotorMusic.
Longtime friends and first-time collaborators Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka complete the line-up for VIDEODROOM. They will improvise on the themes of Lion, the 2016 Garth Davis drama they scored together. This Oscar-nominated score will serve as the starting point of the concert. Hauschka and O’Halloran will musically challenge each other, each at their own piano. ‘Cinematic Collaboration’ premiered at the Krakow Film Music Festival 2018 and will be performed 15 October at VIDEODROOM.
Registrations for the 17th edition of the Composition Contest will be accepted via this link until 13 July 2018 at midnight (GMT+2). The composition must be submitted by 3 August 2018. The rules for the composition contest can be found here. Please read this carefully before submitting.
We added three more masterpieces to the already amazing line-up of our concert '2001 and Beyond: a Symphonic Odyssey': 'Starship Troopers' (Basil Poledouris), 'Mission to Mars' (Ennio Morricone) and the incredible Black Mirror-episode 'USS Callister' (by former World Soundtrack Discovery of the YearDaniel Pemberton).
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|1917||Thomas Newman||Vote now|
|A HIDDEN LIFE||James Newton Howard||Vote now|
|ABOMINABLE||Rupert Gregson-Williams||Vote now|
|AD ASTRA||Max Richter & Lorne Balfe||Vote now|
|ADORING||Nicolas Errera||Vote now|
|ARCHIMEDES NO TAISEN / THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES||Naoki Sato||Vote now|
|BAD BOYS FOR LIFE||Lorne Balfe||Vote now|
|BIRDS OF PREY||Daniel Pemberton||Vote now|
|BLIZZARD OF SOULS||Lolita Ritmanis||Vote now|
|BOMBSHELL||Theodore Shapiro||Vote now|
|COLOR OUT OF SPACE||Colin Stetson||Vote now|
|DOLEMITE IS MY NAME||Scott Bomar||Vote now|
|DOLITTLE||Danny Elfman||Vote now|
|DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD||John Debney & Germaine Franco||Vote now|
|DOWNHILL||Volker Bertelmann||Vote now|
|DOWNTON ABBEY||John Lunn||Vote now|
|DRAGONHEART VENGEANCE||Mark McKenzie||Vote now|
|ELCANO Y MAGALLANES: LA PRIMERA VUELTA AL MUNDO||Joseba Beristain||Vote now|
|EMMA||David Schweitzer & Isobel Waller-Bridge||Vote now|
|FORD V FERRARI||Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders||Vote now|
|FROZEN II||Christophe Beck||Vote now|
|FUKUSHIMA 50||Taro Iwashiro||Vote now|
|HARRIET||Terence Blanchard||Vote now|
|I LOST MY BODY||Dan Levy||Vote now|
|IT: CHAPTER TWO||Benjamin Wallfisch||Vote now|
|J'ACCUSE||Alexandre Desplat||Vote now|
|JOJO RABBIT||Michael Giacchino||Vote now|
|JOKER||Hildur Gudnadottir||Vote now|
|JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL||Henry Jackman||Vote now|
|KLAUS||Alfonso G. Aguilar||Vote now|
|KNIVES OUT||Nathan Johnson||Vote now|
|KRUIMELTJE EN DE STRIJD OM DE GOUDMIJN||Joep Sporck||Vote now|
|LA DERNIERE VIE DE SIMON||Erwann Chandon||Vote now|
|LEV YASHIN||George Kallis||Vote now|
|LITTLE WOMEN||Alexandre Desplat||Vote now|
|MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL||Geoff Zanelli||Vote now|
|MARRIAGE STORY||Randy Newman||Vote now|
|MAT BIEC||Christopher Wong||Vote now|
|MIDSOMMAR||Bobby Krlic||Vote now|
|MIENTRAS DURE LA GUERRA||Alejandro Amenabar||Vote now|
|MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS||Greg J. Walker||Vote now|
|MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN||Daniel Pemberton||Vote now|
|ONWARD||Mychael & Jeff Danna||Vote now|
|PINOCCHIO||Dario Marianelli||Vote now|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG||Thomas Holkenborg (Junkie XL)||Vote now|
|STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER||John Williams||Vote now|
|TERMINATOR: DARK FATE||Thomas Holkenborg (Junkie XL)||Vote now|
|THE AERONAUTS||Steven Price||Vote now|
|THE CALL OF THE WILD||John Powell||Vote now|
|THE FAREWELL||Alex Weston||Vote now|
|THE GOOD LIAR||Carter Burwell||Vote now|
|THE GREAT ALASKAN RACE||John Koutselinis||Vote now|
|THE INVISIBLE MAN||Benjamin Wallfisch||Vote now|
|THE KING||Nicholas Britell||Vote now|
|THE LAST FULL MEASURE||Philip Klein||Vote now|
|THE LIGHTHOUSE||Mark Korven||Vote now|
|THE LION KING||Hans Zimmer||Vote now|
|THE LOST PRINCE||Howard Shore||Vote now|
|THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD||Christopher Willis||Vote now|
|THE SONG OF NAMES||Howard Shore||Vote now|
|THE WAY BACK||Rob Simonsen||Vote now|
|TORPEDO||Hannes De Maeyer||Vote now|
|TRAUMFABRIK||Philipp Noll||Vote now|
|UNCUT GEMS||Daniel Lopatin||Vote now|
|WENDY||Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin||Vote now|
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