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Ennio Morricone, the great composer of roughly 500 scores. “Fifteen films a year isn’t all that much.”

On Monday (6 July 2020), the World Soundtrack Academy and Film Fest Ghent were saddened by the news that Ennio Morricone had deceased at the age of 91 in his hometown of Rome. We would like to express our condolences and deepest sympathy to his family members. As a festival that focuses on film music, we feel highly privileged to have welcomed the world-renowned Italian composer as a guest of honour twice (in 1987 at the festival and in 2000 at a concert organized by Film Fest Ghent), where he performed his music live with the Belgian National Orchestra.

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World Soundtrack Awards as a leg up to a higher podium

She was nominated for the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award and has now received the Oscar for best original score. In between, she also picked up a Bafta, a World Soundtrack Award, an Emmy and a Grammy. In recent months things have been moving fast for Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir. Proof once again that the World Soundtrack Academy has an eye and a good ear for new talent.

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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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World Soundtrack Awards - VIDEODROOM NIGHTLIFE
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The party continues at VIDEODROOM Nightlife

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! 

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