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World Soundtrack Awards - Carter Burwell
World Soundtrack Awards

Film Fest Gent announces recording of 'Carter Burwell: Music for Film' album

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 The live recording will include exclusive and unpublished tracks from  'The Spanish Prisoner' and 'Olive Kitteridge'.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.

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World Soundtrack Awards

Spitfire Audio offers winner of WSAwards Composition Contest the 'Hans Zimmer Strings'

From this year onwards, Film Fest Gent teams up with Spitfire Audio for the yearly WSAwards Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers. Spitfire Audio will provide the winner with their most ambitious sampling library product: Hans Zimmer Strings. By offering this top notch groundbreaking sampling string product, added to the € 2.500 offered by SABAM for CultureFilm Fest Gent & Spitfire Audio wish to boost the young composer’s career. You can still register for the WSAwards Composition Contest until 13 July 2018.

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World Soundtrack Awards - a quiet place
World Soundtrack Awards

Vote now! - Public Choice Award

Impressed by the score of 'A Quiet Place'? Overwhelmed by the music of 'Avengers: Infinity War'? Help your favourite film score receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award! Film score fans worldwide can 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 2018! 

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World Soundtrack Awards - (c) Jérôme Nicod
World Soundtrack Awards

Film Fest Gent honours French composer Philippe Sarde with Lifetime Achievement Award at 18th World Soundtrack Awards

Within the framework of the upcoming World Soundtrack Awards Gala, Film Fest Gent will honour Philippe Sarde's impressive career with a Lifetime Achievement Award followed by a tribute to Sarde's film music. The French composer is known for an immense variety and richness in his scores, ranging from impressive symphonic work to pure jazz. Sarde has worked with several world-famous directors such as Claude Sautet, Bertrand Tavernier, Yves Boisset, André Téchiné, Roman Polanski, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Marco Ferreri, Jacques Doillon and even Robert Bresson.

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World Soundtrack Awards - Joe Kraemer, David Shire and Terence Blanchard
World Soundtrack Awards

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.

 

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