On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé.
Best Original Score for a Belgian Production
'Cafard' by Hans Helewaut
Best Original Song written directly for a Film
‘None of Them Are You’ from ‘Anomalisa’
music & lyrics by Carter Burwell & Charlie Kaufman
Discovery of the Year
Joe Kraemer for 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'
'Carol' by Carter Burwell
Television Composer of the Year
Film Composer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
On 20 October, the concert will be repeated but without the ceremony and with additional music. Highlights from the Gala's programme will be performed again but with the addition of tunes from clasic television series, such as 'Star Trek', 'Dynasty', 'The Simpsons' and 'Twin Peaks'.
The World Soundtrack Academy aims at supporting film, and now television music, sound design, composers and their worldwide promotion. In fifteen years time, the membership of the WSAcademy has grown into a group of 370 international film (music) professionals deciding on the nominees for the annual World Soundtrack Awards through several rounds of voting.
Those who can't get enough of Ryuichi Sakamoto can purchase the collection album with his best work, performed by Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé. The recordings took place in Flagey and was crowdfunded by his fans. The album, that is for sale on the webshop of Film Fest Gent, includes tracks from 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' and 'The Revenant'.
The 43rd Film Fest Gent runs from 11 to 21 October in Kinepolis Gent, Studio Skoop, Sphinx, Vooruit, KASKcinema and Capitole. You can find info and tickets on www.filmfestival.be.