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Save the Date - WSA Industry Events

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News 13 Aug 2018
The WSA will host several industry-related events to provide an opportunity for music film professionals and students to gather together to exchange, learn, debate and generally chew over the fat about the music film industry from 16-18 october.


Film Music Seminar

16/10 – 9:00-16:30 – Theaterzaal Vooruit

This year’s central guest, Carter Burwell, is not only a frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers, but also usually works with their sound designer Skip Lievsay. For his work on Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Burwell received his first Academy Award nomination. Moderator dr. Martine Huvenne will ask him everything you ever wanted to know about composing for film.

During a lecture for School of Sound in 2001, Burwell revealed the importance of film music: ‘it carries an informative value and shows unspoken connections, but more importantly, it creates an emotional effect in the audience. Music opens up a feeling that dominates the whole atmosphere of the film.’

World Soundtrack Awards Industry Day

17/10 – 9:00-18:00 – Theaterzaal Vooruit

The World Soundtrack Awards Industry Day is an annual networking event where both young and established international film (music) professionals can learn, debate and network.

MORNING: masterclasses by national and international representatives from professional organisations.
AFTERNOON: panel discussions with film (music) professionals about some of the industry’s hottest topics.

Masterclass sound mixing & editing

18/10 – 14:00-18:00 - KASKcinema

Soundeditor Val Kuklowsky knows what he’s talking about. His work includes over 100 titles such as tv-succes ‘Independence Day' and 'Game of Thrones’, which makes him the perfect instructor for this masterclass.

All events are English spoken.


Film Music Seminar – €20 / €15*
Industry Day - €20 / €15*
Combi Seminar, Industry Day - €35 / €25*
Masterclass Sound Mixing & Editing - €20 / €15*/ free**
Combi Seminar, Industry Day and Masterclass - €35 / €25*
networking lunch included in all events (except masterclass)

*students & Film Fest Gent 2018 accreditation
** With a combi ticket for the seminar and our industry day you get free entrance for the masterclass

Buy your ticket(s) here
Universities and colleges can make a group reservation via educatie@filmfestival.com


Film Fest Gent, Aubagne International Film Festival (FR), Krakow Film Fest (PL), CNSMD de Lyon (FR), School of Arts Gent (BE), Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini Bologna (IT), Faculty of Music University of Montréal (CA).

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