World Soundtrack Awards
Held on October 18th, the World Soundtrack Awards will welcome Marco Beltrami, two-time Oscar nominated composer and one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his unique collaborations with some of the world’s most respected and iconic filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Bertrand Tavernier, Tommy Lee Jones and Jean-François Richet.
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 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 The live recording will include exclusive and unpublished tracks from 'The Spanish Prisoner' and 'Olive Kitteridge'.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.
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).
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 Culture, Film 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.
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!
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.
Film Fest Gent welcomes Carter Burwell as central guest at the 18th World Soundtrack Awards. Never before has music of the globally acclaimed composer, especially known through his collaboration with the Coen Brothers, been performed live.
The 17th edition was marvelous thanks to our amazing guests Terence Blanchard, David Shire and Joe Kraemer and our fantastic orchestra Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé. We are already looking forward to the 18th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards on Wednesday 17 October 2018!
Enjoy our wonderful aftermovie of the most amazing concert of the year! Thanks to our guests Joe Kraemer, Terence Blanchard, David Shire and many more.
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.