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Last Call to register for the Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers

News 21 Apr 2016
Young international film music talent, may we have your attention? Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards offer you the chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer. This award, created by the World Soundtrack Academy, is worth € 2,500 plus the compositions of the three finalists will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, during the 16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala.

Every year, Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Academy offer young talent the chance to win renown as a film music composer. Candidates can follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Peer Kleinschmidt and countless other composers who attended previous editions of the festival, such as Angelo Badalamenti, Dario Marianelli, Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Maurice Jarre, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Elliot Goldenthal and others.

Are you interested in last years’ winner? Watch Peer Kleinschmidt's acceptance speech here!

The three finalists will be invited at a fantastic three-day visit in Ghent where they will have the opportunity to meet with international film music professionals.

Candidates must be under 36 and will be asked to compose music for the opening credits out of the detective series ‘The Saint’ from 1968, staring Roger Moore and music from Edwin Astley.
Registrations will be accepted via this link until 8 July 2016. The composition must be submitted by 12 August 2016. The rules for the composition contest can be found here. A jury composed out of international film and music professionals will carefully select the final compositions.

Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, will perform the compositions at the 16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala on October 19th at the prestigious Capitole in Ghent. Afterwards, the winner of the contest will be announced.

16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala
Wednesday 19 October 2016 at Capitole Ghent
Central guests include Jeff Beal, Sean Callery, David Arnold, Max Richter, Jeff Russo and many more!

Get your tickets for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards Gala here!

If you have any questions please contact Kaya Cassiman.

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