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THE networking event for professionals in the film music industry
Each year Film Fest Gent organises the WSAwards Industry Day: The networking event for both young and established international film (music) professionals to learn, debate and to socialize.
In different masterclasses and panels during the entire day, guest speakers discuss what’s going on in the international film music industry, teach students about production or composition techniques and talk about the relation between film composer and director. During these sessions, there will be a Q&A and during the lunch, professionals will have the opportunity to meet and speak with each other about their ideas or vision on film music.
Last year’s WSA Industry Day took place on the 18th of october. The programme was fully booked with masterclasses and panels covering a wide range of topics by numerous professionals from different fields in the film music industry.
Topics covered at WSA Industry Day 2017
- Masterclass: What does an orchestrator actually do?
by Matt Dunkley
- Masterclass: Main title theme music and the art of building a show’s audio ID in a short amount of time
by Dave Porter (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Preacher)
Panel on communication between filmmaker & composer
with Patrick Lemmens (Galaxy Studios), Rupert Gregson-Williams, Michael Abels, Lukas Dhont and Valentin Hadjadj
Moderated by artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher
Infosession on tax sheltering opportunities for scoring in Belgium
with Darrell Alexander (Cool Music), Ralph Broos (Deep Bridge), Pieter Dewinter (Flanders Film Funding), Sander Herbers (Mollywood), Jasper Segers (Taxshelter.be) en Filip Strobbe (Brussels Philharmonic) and Pierre Willemart (KOAN)
Moderated by Christine De Keersmaeker (KOAN)
3rd Character Project
This project is an initiative originally created by the Aubagne International Film Festival and SACEM. The project aims to enable meetings between emerging composers and duos of directors and producers, when a composer is yet to be found for a film project in production. Read more.