North Sea Port VAF Kinepolis
Film Fest Gent
Industry Packages
World Soundtrack Awards

17 > 18 Oct 2019

Film music professionals have the opportunity to apply for a film music industry package and participate in the VIP music programme of Film Fest Gent. This package not only includes airport pick-up and accommodation in one of the official festival hotels, but also gives access to all the music events of the festival as VIP and gives the chance to experience unique networking opportunities.

How to apply

Film Music professionals can apply to participate in the film music industry programme by filling in the application form here below and sending it together with CV, biography and/or filmography before 14/09/2018. If files are too large you can always send them to Sophie Joos, via wetransfer.

Please note that places are limited and that Film Fest Gent reserves the right to decline applications without motivation.

We are happy to work out special packages for groups and schools. For all requests, contact Sophie at the guest office:

VIP Film Music Industry Programme


Monday 15 October 2018

20:00 Cinematic Collaboration: Dustin O'Halloran & Hauschka

Though pianist-composers O’Halloran and Hauschka are longtime friends, Garth Davis’ Lion marks their first cinematic collaboration. Lion (2016) tells the journey of Indian boy Saroo, adopted by an Australian family, who decides to find his biological family and go home. 

The soundtrack of this movie forms the starting point of this concert. Improvising on the Lion themes, Hauschka - master of the prepared piano - and Dustin O’Halloran - famous for his minimalist vibes and ambient-like productions - musically challenge each other, each at their piano.

Read more

@ Vooruit Theaterzaal


Tuesday 16 October 2018

9:00-16:30 Film Music Seminar

Film Fest Gent annually organises the Film Music Seminar in collaboration with the University of Ghent and the School of Arts, curated by dr. Martine Huvenne. Year after year, professionals of the film music industry teach participants about film music or sound design.

This year's central guest will be composer Carter Burwell. 

With lunch break and informal networking opportunities.  

Read more

@ Vooruit Theaterzaal

21:30-23:30 World Soundtrack Awards Celebration Dinner

Annual World Soundtrack Awards Celebration Dinner with all attending WSA performing artists, nominees and many other film music professionals.


Wednesday 17 October 2018

09:00-18:00 WSAwards Industry Day

Morning: Workshops, masterclasses & introduction sessions for young filmmakers and composers.
Afternoon: Industry Panels - Professionals discuss a variety of current topics in the film music industry.

The full Industry Day programme will be announced very soon via our website.

@ Vooruit Theaterzaal

3rd Character: for more info, see the page on our website

@ Vooruit Foyer Theaterzaal


20:00-23:00 World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert

Award Gala & Concert
- SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer
- World Soundtrack Public Choice Award
- World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song written directly for a Film
- World Soundtrack Award Discovery of the Year 2018
- World Soundtrack Award for Television Composer of the Year 2018
- World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year 2018
- Best Original Score for a Belgian Production
- Lifetime Achievement Award for Philippe Sarde

Film music concert with music of Philippe Sarde
Film music concert with music of Nicholas Britell (Discovery 2017) & Carter Burwell
Industry related walking dinner

All music is performed live by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé.
Read more on the theme of the 18th World Soundtrack Awards

@ Capitole, Ghent (entrance: Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent)


Thursday 18 October 2018

11:00-12:30 Press Conference: Q & A + Meet & Greet with WSA 2018 composers + fan moment

Patrick Duynslaegher and Dirk Brossé invite the performing artists of the 18th World Soundtrack Awards Gala for a Q&A. 

Film music fans get the opportunity to meet the composers afterwards.

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12:30 Governor's Lunch

'Governor's Lunch' offered by the Deputy of the Province of East Flanders.

@ Provinciehuis (Entrance: Gouvernementstraat 1, 9000 Gent)


20:00-21:30 2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' is exactly fifty years old in 2018 and that is worth celebrating. Under the title '2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey' Film Fest Gent will be conducting a concert on October 18th of music from films that take place in space.

We discover the musical richness of different generations of composers who gave their own sound to traveling through the universe. The concert also brings a piece of cosmic film music history to life, with an emphasis on the great composers of the seventies, eighties and nineties of last century, supplemented by work by contemporary colleagues.

Brace yourself for the space operas of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, Elliot Goldenthal, Harry Gregson-Williams and Cliff Martinez. And let yourself be overwhelmed and carried away by the soundtracks from 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek', 'Alien', 'The Black Hole', 'Solaris', 'The Martian', 'Black Mirror: USS Callister' many others. We also premiere a fragment of the original score of Alex North for '2001: A Space Odyssey'; a score that Kubrick replaced at the last moment with Strauss's existing classical music.

Read more about 2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey

@ Capitole Ghent (entrance: Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent)


Friday 19 October 2018

20:00-22:30 Gaika Plays Akira

 30 years ago (!) the Japanese anime film ‘Akira’ came out, written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. This casually brilliant post-apocalyptic anime – based on the manga comic series of the same name – soon acquired cult status. With its kinetic energy, limitless imagination and dystopian themes, ‘Akira’ influenced a whole generation of manga and science fiction lovers.

One of those fans is London producer and rapper GAIKA, who performed at Vooruit in March 2018, providing the phenomenal closing act to the hip-hop festival Out The Frame. His work is dark, experimental and catchy as hell: imagine a mix of triphop, dancehall and grime, streaked through with afrofuturistic politics. During VIDEODROOM, GAIKA will pay homage to ‘Akira’ with a complete remix of the film in both sound and image. An all-new, all-enveloping, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

More info

@ Vooruit Concertzaal

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Arrival 17/10, departure 18/10 - 1-night stay, 1 person (single room) € 450
Arrival 17/10, departure 18/10 - 1-night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 550
Arrival 16/10, departure 18/10 - 2-night stay, 1 person (single room) € 800
Arrival 16/10, departure 18/10 - 2-night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 1.000
Arrival 15 or 16/10, departure 18 or 19/10 - 3-night stay, 1 person (single room) € 1.000
Arrival 15 or 16/10, departure 18 or 19/10 - 3-night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 1.250
Arrival 15 or 16/10, departure 19 or 20/10 - 4-night stay, 1 person (single room) € 1.200
Arrival 15 or 16/10, departure 19 or 20/10 - 4-night stay, 2 persons (double room) € 1.500

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