The latest film music and festival news
The WSAwards Industry Day (18 Oct) is an annual networking event where both young and established international film (music) professionals can learn, debate and socialize.
As we know, Sunday afternoons are for relaxing with your family. And where better than at Film Fest Gent?
Who will replace Jennifer Lawrence at the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp on Saturday November 11th?
Jóhann Jóhannsson is nominated for no less than two World Soundtrack Awards. He is also performing at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival later this month and you can be there! Send an e-mail with the names of the two awards Jóhannsson is nominated for to email@example.com. The lucky winner of two concert tickets for Jóhann Jóhannsson, William Basinski, and Phew on Saturday September 30th at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival will be selected at random.
Film Fest Gent and arts centre Vooruit go way back when it comes to the presentation of our yearly programme, in which we explore the fringes of cinema in performances, lectures, music and theatre. We will be tightening our collaboration as of 2017, by bringing you a programme dedicated to the cross-pollination of image and music.
The recording of our Terence Blanchard compilation has been completed! The album has become a truly unique project. In this video, you'll discover why.
Each year Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards organise a Film Music Seminar in collaboration with the KASK, School of Arts and curated by dr. Martine Huvenne and Peter Vermeersch. Year after year, important film music professionals teach participants about film music and/or sound design.
After announcing the nominees for Best Composer, Score and Song, the World Soundtrack Academy now releases the second wave of nominees for Best Original Score for a Belgian Production, Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer and Public Choice Award.
This first wave of the 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees includes multiple Academy Award® winners and nominees, a past Discovery of the Year nominee, and the best of contemporary film and television music.
The team behind the World Soundtrack Awards, Brussels Philharmonic and Terence Blanchard, the guest of honour at our WSA Gala & Concert, are teaming up to create a unique compilation album with some of his most extraordinary film scores, and you can decide which tracks are on it!
World Soundtrack Awards and Film Fest Gent are celebrating 100 years of jazz with a Symphonic Jazz in Film Concert: the best symphonic jazz soundtracks of the past century accompanied by film excerpts on the big screen. On this special occasion two orchestras will join forces: Brussels Jazz Orchestra joins Brussels Philharmonic, and together they will perform jazzy scores conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé on October 19th at the Ghent Capitole.
This summer Cinema Canvas provides Flanders with outdoor screenings of film classics, selected by experts in the field. However, iconic films wouldn't be half as legendary without some iconic music to accompany them, so Cinema Canvas has released a compilation album!
All soundtrack and film music fans worldwide can cast their personal vote for what they consider the best soundtrack of the past 12 months. The soundtrack that gets the highest number of votes will receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award 2017!
Live Track Cinema is a collaboration between Film Fest Gent, KASKcinema and Democrazy to give pop- and rock musicians the opportunity to expand their creative horizons by composing music for existing movies. On the 23th of September, the music of Steiger, the best of Belgian Jazz, will meet the extraordinary glass plane animations of Yuri Norstein.
From the 10th until the 20th of October Ghent will be taken over by Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards. Vooruit Arts Centre will become the place to enjoy an interesting cross-pollination of image and music from the 11th until the 21th (yes, we added an extra day for our famous afterparty!) – thanks to the collaboration between Film Fest Gent & Vooruit. The event will kickoff on the 11th of October with Belgian band STUFF. and their live adaptation of the music of film composer Howard Shore.
Jazz and film music lovers, this is your chance! Every year, Film Fest Gent, Brussels Philharmonic and the World Soundtrack Awards put a film music composer in the spotlights and bundle his film scores in a compilation album. In honour of the centenary of jazz, this year's record will revolve entirely around Terence Blanchard, and we count on you to make this album happen!
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 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala.
Every year, the Advisory Board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nico Muhly, Abel Korzeniowski, Alex Heffes, Dan Romer, Daniel Pemberton and last year’s Joe Kraemer were discovered by the WSA Advisory Board.
This year the World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert, held on Wednesday October 18th and the Symphonic Jazz Concert, held on Thursday October 19th, both powered by Film Fest Gent, will focus on the incredible influence of jazz music on the art of film scoring from the past and the present.
Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé will perform compelling classical and contemporary jazz scores, accompanied by film clips on the big screen.
The results of the InMics pilot projects were presented last month at the Filmfestival of Aubagne (FR). The four training institutes involved (CNSMD de Lyon, KASK & Conservatorium/School of Arts Ghent, Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini Bologna and the Faculté de Musique Université de Montréal) and three other professional partners (Permission Inc. Montréal, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne) also got together to finalise the two-year ‘International Master in Composition for Screen’ which will start in September 2018.
As a professional partner of the ICSS project (International Creative Soundtrack Studies), Film Fest Gent collaborates in the development of a joint programme in music composition for audiovisual media entitled "InMICS", International Master in Composition for Screen. This partnership is composed of four Higher Education institutions known for their expertise in music composition for audiovisual media and four professional partners specialized in the film music industry and showing a great interest in music creation.
Vote here for the Public choice award
|ALL IS TRUE||Patrick Doyle||Vote now|
|ARCTIC||Joseph Trapanese||Vote now|
|AURORA||Oscar Fogelström||Vote now|
|AVENGERS: ENDGAME||Alan Silvestri||Vote now|
|BIRDS OF PASSAGE||Leonardo Heiblum||Vote now|
|BLACKKKLANSMAN||Terence Blanchard||Vote now|
|CAPERNAUM||Khaled Mouzanar||Vote now|
|CAPTAIN MARVEL||Pinar Toprak||Vote now|
|CLIFFS OF FREEDOM||George Kallis||Vote now|
|COLETTE||Thomas Adès||Vote now|
|CRAZY RICH ASIANS||Brian Tyler||Vote now|
|DOLOR Y GLORIA||Alberto Iglesias||Vote now|
|DUMBO||Danny Elfman||Vote now|
|EN LAS ESTRELLAS||Ivan Palomares||Vote now|
|FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD||James Newton Howard||Vote now|
|FIRST MAN||Justin Hurwitz||Vote now|
|GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS||Bear McCreary||Vote now|
|HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD||John Powell||Vote now|
|IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK||Nicholas Britell||Vote now|
|KING OF THIEVES||Benjamin Wallfisch||Vote now|
|L'HOMME FIDELE||Philippe Sarde||Vote now|
|LA SOMBRA DE LA LEY||Manuel Riveiro and Xavier Font||Vote now|
|MARY POPPINS RETURNS||Marc Shaiman||Vote now|
|MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS||Max Richter||Vote now|
|MASQUERADE HOTEL||Naoki Satô||Vote now|
|MAX AND ME||Mark McKenzie||Vote now|
|MINUSCULE: LES MANDIBULES DU BOUT DU MONDE||Mathieu Lamboley||Vote now|
|MISSING LINK||Carter Burwell||Vote now|
|MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT||Lorne Balfe||Vote now|
|OPERATION FINALE||Alexandre Desplat||Vote now|
|RED JOAN||George Fenton||Vote now|
|RIM OF THE WORLD||Bear McCreary||Vote now|
|SHAZAM!||Benjamin Wallfisch||Vote now|
|SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE||Daniel Pemberton||Vote now|
|SUSPIRIA||Thom Yorke||Vote now|
|SWOON||Nathaniel Mechaly||Vote now|
|THE FRONT RUNNER||Rob Simonsen||Vote now|
|THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT||Joe Kraemer||Vote now|
|THE NUTRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS||James Newton Howard||Vote now|
|THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND||Michel Legrand||Vote now|
|THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN||Bear McCreary||Vote now|
|THE WHITE CROW||Ilan Eshkeri||Vote now|
|TOLKIEN||Thomas Newman||Vote now|
|US||Michael Abels||Vote now|
|VICE||Nicholas Britell||Vote now|
|VIDEOMAN||Robert Parker and Waveshaper||Vote now|
|WATERSHIP DOWN||Federico Jusid||Vote now|
|WELCOME TO MARWEN||Alan Silvestri||Vote now|
|ZWINGLI||Diego, Nora and Lionel Baldenweg||Vote now|
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