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FFG & Vooruit

Film Fest Gent and Vooruit launch new festival VIDEODROOM: a 10-day unique cross-over universe, balancing 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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Save the date : WSA Industry Events - 16-18 Oct

Encouraged by last autumn's success,  the WSA will host several industry-related events to provide an opportunity for music film professionals to gather together to exchange, learn, debate and generally chew over the fat about the music film industry.

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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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World Soundtrack Awards - Gavin Brivik, 2017 laureate, and maestro Dirk Brossé

17th Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers

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 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala.

 

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InMICS

Applications for InMICS open

As from today you can apply for the International Master in Composition for Screen (InMICS). Deadline for completing your application form is 15 January 2018. We look forward to meeting you!

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World Soundtrack Awards - Joe Kraemer, David Shire and Terence Blanchard
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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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Q&A + Meet & Greet

Terence Blanchard, Joe Kraemer and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Shire are ready to answer your questions at our Film Music Seminar! 

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#WinWinWednesday: Jóhann Jóhannsson @ BOZAR

Jóhann Jóhannsson is nominated for no less than two World Soundtrack Awards. He is also performing at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival later this month and you can be there! Send an e-mail with the names of the two awards Jóhannsson is nominated for to info@filmfestival.be. The lucky winner of two concert tickets for Jóhann Jóhannsson, William Basinski, and Phew on Saturday September 30th at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival will be selected at random. 

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In the spotlight: collaboration with Vooruit

Film Fest Gent and arts centre Vooruit go way back when it comes to the presentation of our yearly programme, in which we explore the fringes of cinema in performances, lectures, music and theatre. We will be tightening our collaboration as of 2017, by bringing you a programme dedicated to the cross-pollination of image and music. 

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Walter Murch @ the 2017 Film Music Seminar!

Each year Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards organise a Film Music Seminar in collaboration with the KASK, School of Arts and curated by dr. Martine Huvenne and Peter Vermeersch. Year after year, important film music professionals teach participants about film music and/or sound design.

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