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Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams main winners at World Soundtrack Awards, David Shire receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Yesterday, the 17th World Soundtrack Awards were awarded in Ghent. Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams won Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year respectively, while David Shire received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. Guest of honour during the concert following the awards ceremony was jazz composer Terence Blanchard.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.