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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 - Solo: a star wars story
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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' completes line-up 2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey

Film Fest Gent is honoured to announce the world premiere performance of the music for Disney’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. John Powell’s powerful ‘Mine Mission Suite’ completes the concert programme of 2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey". ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ hit theatres earlier this year and is the 4th instalment of Disney’s revived Star Wars saga.

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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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18th World Soundtrack Awards announces second wave of nominees

After revealing the nominees for Best Film Composer, Best TV Composer and Best Original Song, the World Soundtrack Academy announces a second wave of nominees for Best Original Score for a Belgian production, Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for the Most Original Score by a Young International Composer and Public Choice Award.

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Save the Date - WSA Industry Events

The WSA will host several industry-related events to provide an opportunity for music film professionals and students to gather together to exchange, learn, debate and generally chew over the fat about the music film industry from 16-18 october. 

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Internship for Music Projects

The 45th edition of Film Fest Gent will take place from 9 until 19 October 2018. As always, film music will play a big role in the festival, with the World Soundtrack Awards as highlight, taking place on 17 October 2018.

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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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FFG & Vooruit

Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka bring their ‘Cinematic Collaboration’ to VIDEODROOM

Longtime friends and first-time collaborators Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka complete the line-up for VIDEODROOM. They will improvise on the themes of Lion, the 2016 Garth Davis drama they scored together. This Oscar-nominated score will serve as the starting point of the concert. Hauschka and O’Halloran will musically challenge each other, each at their own piano. ‘Cinematic Collaboration’ premiered at the Krakow Film Music Festival 2018 and will be performed 15 October at VIDEODROOM.

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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
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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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FFG & Vooruit

Film Fest Gent & Vooruit present VIDEODROOM: a unique cross-over festival between film and music

On 10 October, Vooruit and Film Fest Gent will launch the first edition of VIDEODROOM. During the upcoming Film Fest Gent (9-19 Oct 2018) and at cultural arts centre Vooruit, artists and audiences will explore a new universe at the intersection between music, films and visuals. Film scores will be reworked and well-known films and their scores will be deconstructed. Ex-Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore opens the festival with his new score for four short films by experimental filmmaker Maya Deren.

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World Soundtrack Awards - (c) Jérôme Nicod
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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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