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WSAwards Industry Day

News 02 Sep 2015
All you need to know about the Film Music Industry. Film Fest Gent focuses on elaborating and professionalising its film music industry activities. By organising the WSAwards Industry Day on October 23rd, the festival brings together both young composers, filmmakers and film music industry professionals. They receive the opportunity to learn, debate and network.

Order your tickets HERE or contact industry@filmfestival.be if you wish to make a group reservation.


The Industry Day starts with a series of general introduction sessions by Richard Bellis, Wim Coryn and representatives of several professional associations (e.g. SABAM, Playright, ASCAP). During these sessions, students and young professionals get information and advise on their rights, possible networking and job opportunities,…

More information on topics and speakers HERE.


The afternoon offers a round table discussion of the ICSS group (a strategic partnership composed of 8 partners, which aim is to develop an EU joint programme in music composition for audiovisual media entitled InMICS) who will present the first results of their extended survey on film music education, followed by several panel discussions with professionals from the film music industry about current ‘hot’ topics:

1) ICSS/InMICS round table discussion on results survey
2) How do composers meet and network with filmmakers?
3) Transparency in the film music industry
4) Scoring for Hollywood/mainstream cinema vs Indie Films

More detailed information on topics and speakers HERE.


In addition to the information sessions and panel discussions, the WSA Industry Day also provides an opportunity to have professional meetings with people from the industry present that day. A list of attendees will be sent in advance to all participants. If you are interested in meeting someone or looking for a place to have an already scheduled meeting, please contact our industry desk at industry@filmfestival.be or call +32 (0)9 227 28 31 (ask for Lore Raport).

The sandwich lunch and reception at the end of the WSA Industry Day offer excellent informal networking opportunities.

Tickets and group reservations

WSAwards Industry Day / Friday 23 October 2015 / 9:00 - 17:00 / Provincial Administrative Center (2, Square Woodrow Wilson, Ghent)
Tickets (€15 / €20)

For group reservations, please contact industry@filmfestival.be

Film Fest Gent offers special combined tickets for the WSA Industry Day and the Film Music Seminar.

Special programme
Should you express any interest in combining other film music events, we can develop a special programme for your group that suits your needs as far as possible, up to and including accommodation where necessary (upon availability). For more information please contact our industry desk at industry@filmfestival.be or +32 (0)9 227 28 31 (ask for Lore Raport)

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