Tuesday 17 October
9:00-16:00 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 and Peter Vermeersch. Year after year, professionals of the film music industry teach participants about film music or sound design.
This year's Film Music Seminar will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 at Vooruit Ghent with a focus on the different roles of jazz music in films. Is it the music genre of a specific ethnic group? Is it an essential aspect of crime films or musicals? What is its potential in such films as ‘Birdman’? Is an orchestrated jazz theme still considered jazz? Or does jazz require a different form of cinema that centres around improvisation? Dr. Martine Huvenne and Peter Vermeersch moderate a debate with David Shire, Walter Murch, Joe Kraemer and Terence Blanchard.
09.00 - 09.30: Welcome
09.30 - 10.00: Introduction on jazz in film by Peter Vermeersch
10:00 - 12:00: Interview with Terence Blanchard
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch & time to network
13.00 - 14.30: Interview with David Shire & Walter Murch
14.30 - 16.00: Interview with Joe Kraemer
Vegetarian options are available. More info
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 18 October
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.
3rd Character: for more info, see the page on our website.
@ Vooruit Theaterzaal, Ghent
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 2017
- World Soundtrack Award for Television Composer of the Year 2017
- World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year 2017
- Best Original Score for a Belgian Production
- Lifetime Achievement Award for David Shire
Film music concert with music of David Shire
Film music concert with music of Joe Kraemer (Discovery 2016) & Terence Blanchard
Industry related walking dinner
All music is performed live by Brussels Philharmonic & jazz soloists conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé.
Read more on the theme of the 17th World Soundtrack Awards
@ Capitole, Ghent (entrance: Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent)
Thursday 19 October
10:00-11:00 WSAwards Coffee by Illy
11:00-12:30 Press Conference: Q & A + Meet & Greet with WSA 2017 composers + fan moment
Patrick Duynslaegher and Dirk Brossé invite the performing artists of the 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala for a Q&A.
Film music fans get the opportunity to meet the composers afterwards.
- Terence Blanchard
- Joe Kraemer
- David Shire
- Dustin O'Halloran
- Dave Porter
- Rael Jones
- Dan Jones
- Diego Navarro
- Alejandro Vivas
- Rupert Gregson-Williams
@ Provincial House Ghent
Lunch offered by the Province of East-Flanders:
Jan Briers, Governor of East Flanders, has the pleasure to invite the festival guests at his residence for a lunch. A perfect moment to chat and keep up with fellow composers/publicists/agents/...!
20:00-21:30 Symphonic Jazz Concert
Brussels Philharmonic and Brussels Jazz Orchestra will guide you through 100 years of jazz at the movies during a night full of classics. With conducter Dirk Brossé, they will play soundtracks of movies such as The Pink Panther, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Chinatown, La La Land and many others. All scores will be accompanied by film clips displayed on three big screens.
Read more about the Symphonic Jazz Concert
@ Capitole Ghent (entrance: Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein 5, 9000 Gent)
Friday 20 October
20:00-22:30 Goblin Plays 'Dawn of the Dead'
Italian Cult Band will perform their score to Romero’s horror classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’ live.
@ Vooruit, Ghent