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WSAwards Industry Day on October 17th

News 13 Oct 2016
The WSAwards Industry Day is the place to be for young composers, film-makers and professionals from the film (music) industry to learn, debate and network. If you want to develop your expertise and know-how, be sure to mark 17 October 2016 in your calendar!


National and international professionals and representatives from the industry give a series of specific introductions, including:

  • Components of a solid contract between a TV producer and composer
    by Luc Gulinck
  • Music Supervisors: what do they do (for you)?
    by Wim Coryn
  • Belgian Screen Composers unite!
    by Michelino Bisceglia
  • The EU proposal about copyright, what's in it for you?
    by Patrick Ager
  • Create as a sound and music mega brain (see trailer above)
    by Roar Skau Olsen & Niklas Schack


You can also follow panel discussions with prominent, international professionals and composers about these hot topics:

  • Author Rights in our open source society: a collective or individual matter?
  • The collaboration between TV composer & creative team: how does it work?
  • Music for TV productions: what about Publishing Rights?
  • Career development: tips and tricks for film / TV / visual media composers

Speakers include composers Ryuichi Sakamoto ('The Revenant'), Jeff Beal ('House of Cards'), Karsten Fundal ('Shadow World'), Frans Bak ('The Killing'), Jean-Paul Wall ('The Team'), John Lunn ('Downtown Abbey'), Sioen ('Marsman') and Steve Willaert ('Eigen Kweek'), and industry professionals Wim Coryn, Patrick Ager, Luc Gulinck, Doreen Ringer-Ross, Jana Davidoff, Beth Krakower and Maggie Rodford.

Moderators are Patrick Duynslaegher (Artistic Director Film Fest Gent) and Dr Vasco Hexel (Royal College of Music, London).


Don't forget to bring your business cards, Film Fest Gent takes care of a sandwich lunch and drinks. Check out the facebook event to see who will be there - and don't forget to confirm your own attendance!

Click here for more information on the entire programme.

3rd Character Project

This project is an initiative originally created by the Aubagne International Film Festival and SACEM. The project aims to enable meetings between emerging composers and duos of directors and producers, when a composer is still to be found for a film project in development. Read more.

The projects are: 'Upsantan' by César Diaz, 'Coureur' by Kenneth Mercken and 'When their fiction became reality' by Bram Cartigny. Check out the descriptions here.

In cooperation with SABAM and Sacem.

Practical info

17 October 2016
09:00 - 18:00
@ Ghent Conservatory (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Ghent)

Tickets are €20 or €15 for students or holders of an accreditation. Combo tickets (combined with the Film Music Seminar) are €35 and €25 for students or holders of an accreditation.

Contact: industry@filmfestival.be



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