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Last call for the 2020 WSA Film Music Composition Contest

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News 11 Mar 2020
Last call for registrations and submissions for the 19th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards Film Music Composition Contest! The deadline for application is 31 May 2020. This is your chance to win the Sabam Award for the Best Original Composition by a Young Composer. This year participants are invited to write an original composition for a selected excerpt from J'ai perdu mon corps (I Lost My Body), Jérémy Clapin's 2019 film (which was part of the Official Competition at Film Fest Ghent 2019). The winner will receive the Sabam Award for the Best Original Composition by a Young Composer.

Every year International Film Fest Ghent organises a composition contest for young international film music talents with support of Sabam, the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers. A professional jury will choose three finalists, whose compositions will be performed live in world premiere by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé at the World Soundtrack Awards Concert in Capitole Ghent, Belgium on 24 October 2020.

The three nominees will also be invited to attend the film music events at Film Fest Ghent, such as the two concerts, the WSA networking dinner, the film music industry days and the WSA press conference. At these events the finalists will have the chance to meet professionals from the World Soundtrack Academy and the international film music industry.

The winner will be announced at the 2020 World Soundtrack Awards Concert, and will be presented with the Sabam Award for the Best Original Composition by a Young Composer, worth € 2.500 thanks to Sabam for Culture, and the Spitfire Scoring Essentials bundle thanks to Spitfire Audio.

  • The rules of the 2020 Composition Contest can be found here.
  • Please register here. Upon payment of the fee of € 75 you will receive a confirmation e-mail with more information and a link to the fragment.
  • Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020.

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The preparations of the 2020 edition of the World Soundtrack Awards continue
uninterrupted, despite the uncertainty caused by Covid-19. The WSA-team is currently investigating various scenarios in order to offer you the best possible experience under the given circumstances and to celebrate our 20th birthday glamorously. Follow our channels and we will keep you updated.


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