15 17 Oct '24
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24th World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert

Edition 2024
On Wednesday 16 October, Film Fest Gent is bringing the international film music scene together at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke for the 24th World Soundtrack Awards.
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Wednesday October
20:00 Muziekcentrum De Bijloke - concertzaal

A yearly highlight, the World Soundtrack Awards are Film Fest Gent prestigious film music prizes honouring excellence in composing for screen. The 24th edition proves to be an enchanting night full of captivating performances and esteemed guests, including French film composer, pianist, and conductor Philippe Rombi, renowned for his enduring partnership with director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Jeune et Jolie, Potiche). Recognised with multiple César nominations, Rombi always finds an intricate balance between intimism, lyricism and fantasy.

Joining the line-up is Simon Franglen, winner of the 2023 Discovery of the Year Award with his score for Avatar: The Way of Water. A longtime colleague and friend of the late Academy Award winner James Horner, Franglen assisted on several of Horner's scores, including Titanic (1997), Avatar (2009), The Karate Kid (2010), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) until he followed in his mentor's footsteps by composing the score for the sequel to James Cameron 2009 3D-blockbuster.

Besides featuring live performances by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, of compositions by Rombi and Franglen, the WSA Ceremony & Concert presents awards in the following categories: Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year, Best Original Song, Discovery of the Year, Best Original Score for a Belgian Production, Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer, Public Choice Award, and Game Music Award. The recipient of the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced in early summer.

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