15 17 Oct '24

FINAL CALL: Composition Contest for Young International Composers

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News 12 Jul 2018
Registrations for the 17th edition of the Composition Contest will be accepted via this link until 13 July 2018 at midnight (GMT+2). The composition must be submitted by 3 August 2018. The rules for the composition contest can be found here. Please read this carefully before submitting.

Every year, Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Academy offer young talent the opportunity to win renown as a film music composer. Candidates must be under 36 years old and will be asked to compose music for a scene from the Japanese animated war drama 'Grave of the Fireflies' by the late director Isao Takahata.

A jury composed out of international film and music professionals will carefully select the final compositions. These finalists (3) will be invited to a fantastic three-day visit in Ghent where they will have the chance to get in touch with international film music professionals.

Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, will perform the three compositions at the 18th World Soundtrack Awards on October 17th at the prestigious Capitole in Ghent. Afterwards, the winner of the contest will be announced. He or she will receive Spitfire Audio's presitigious sampling product 'Hans Zimmer Strings' and the SABAM award worth €2,500!

18th World Soundtrack Awards

Wednesday 17 October 2018 at Capitole Ghent
Central guests include Carter Burwell, Nicholas Britell and more!
Tickets available here

Registration information: Thomas De Keere


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