Call for entry: Discovery of the Year Award

News 29 Apr 2015
Every year the Advisory Board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent.

Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nico Muhly, Abel Korzeniowski, Alex Heffes, Dan Romer and last year’s Daniel Pemberton were discovered by the WSA Advisory Board.

The Discovery of the Year Award is aimed at encouraging emerging talent, who at the current WSA eligibility deadline (June 30, 2015), have scored not more than six feature films in total (excluded are shorts, TV-formats & documentaries), which have had a commercial theatrical release. To qualify as an eligible score, the motion picture for which the score was composed/produced has to receive its world première screening between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Candidates must send (before the deadline Monday 20th of June 2015) :

  • a PDF file containing CV and credits
  • a digital HR file containing the movie

to (ask for technical details about the film)

  • - 10 CD’s containing full score

to the following address:

Ghent Film Festival
Valerie Dobbelaere
Leeuwstraat 40b
9000 Ghent

The material will be distributed among WSA board members who will nominate and elect the winner in this category. All material should be with the Academy no later than June 20th of the voting year. (Material received after that date is excluded from the competition.)

Nominations will be announced at the end of August of the voting year.

For years now it has been a tradition that the winner of the ‘Discovery of the Year’ award performs the following year during the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony & concert.
For the 15th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, we are happy to welcome last year’s winner Daniel Pemberton (The Counselor, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

For more information:


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