Over the past year, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir rose to prominence as one of film music’s most promising revelations. Just last year, she earned a nomination for the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award for her work on ‘Sicario: Day of the…
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Discover the film music programme at Film Fest Ghent
Each year Film Fest Ghent organises the WSA Industry Days: the networking event for both young and established international film (music) professionals to get insight into new developments, to be part of inspiring discussions and to meet colleagues in the field.
These are confusing and difficult times, for all of us. The safety of our audience, our guests and our crew is of the utmost importance. Due to the current circumstances, we will adapt our WSA industry programme.
Because of the international nature of our WSA audience, we deem it prudent to no longer go ahead with a live WSA industry programme in 2020. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. Instead, the WSA has opted to continue with a limited online programme, while also moving some events to next year.
Luckily, for film music fans all over the world, the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert will be a free, online edition, livestreamed on 24 October, 8pm CET. From anywhere in the world, from behind your laptop, smartphone or tablet, you will be able to follow the award ceremony and concert.
The WSA Industry Days are supported by Sabam for Culture.
20th World Soundtrack Awards - Saturday 24 October
Are you ready for the biggest online film music event of the year? On Saturday 24 October, 8pm CET, the World Soundtrack Awards celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a unique livestream, available worldwide. Discover who this year's winners are of the coveted World Soundtrack Awards and enjoy a pre-recorded concert by Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor conducted by Dirk Brossé. Register here!
Masterclass with Alexandre Desplat
Exclusively for the WSA, five-time winner of the Film Composer of the Year Award Alexandre Desplat sat down with Matt Mueller of Screen International to talk about his many creative collaborations. Get to know the ins & outs of Desplat's process and learn from the very best.
Maestro Dirk Brossé in conversation with WSA guests Alexandre Desplat and Gabriel Yared
For the special occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the World Soundtrack Awards, FFG music director Dirk Brossé spoke with guest of honour Alexandre Desplat and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Gabriel Yared about how they approach composing for screen, their writing process and where they get their inspiration from.
Panel talk on Composer Diversity
To discuss the issue of diversity in composing for screen, the WSA has recorded an online panel talk on the topic. Michael Abels (2019 Discovery of the Year), Lolita Ritmans (2020 WSA nominee for Public Choice) and WSAcademy members Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Baldenweg and Nainita Desai get into an interesting conversation, moderated by Milena Fessmann.