19 22 oct '22
WSA Industry

WSA Industry Packages

Film Fest Ghent is happy to present the VIP WSA Industry Packages for 2021. After an online edition in 2020, the 21st edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, the concerts and the WSA Industry Days will again be presented as live events*. On this special festive occasion, we want to offer film music industry professionals the opportunity to join us once again in Ghent and participate in the music programme as a VIP. We strive to bring the film music community together again to connect and celebrate music for screen.

How to apply

Film music professionals can apply to participate in the film music industry programme by clicking the button below, filling out the form (including a biography) and paying for a WSA Industry Package before 26 September 2021. (Please note that places are limited and that Film Fest Ghent reserves the right to decline applications.)

The Industry Packages for 2021 are sold out. You can mail our guest officer Sophie Joos to be put on the waiting list sophie@filmfestival.be.

WSAcademy members have 100 EUR discount on the packages and can subscribe by signing in to their MyFFG Account and filling out the form under the tab “WSA Industry Packages".

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WSA Industry Composer Talk

Packages include

  • Transportation Brussels Airport / Hotel / Brussels Airport (or Lille Railway Station)

  • Accommodation in one of the high-class official festival hotels

  • Festival accreditation (access to the press and industry film screenings)

  • VIP participation in the music programme of the festival (see programme below)

  • 1 Night Package - Saturday
    • Arrival 23/10, departure 24/10 – 1-night stay, 1 person (single room) – 500 EUR

    • Arrival 23/10, departure 24/10 – 1-night stay, 2 persons (double room) – 650 EUR

  • 2 Night Package - Friday and Saturday
    • Arrival 22/10, departure 24/10 – 2-night stay, 1 person (single room) – 800 EUR

    • Arrival 22/10, departure 24/10 – 2-night stay, 2 persons (double room) – 1100 EUR

  • 3 Night Package - Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    • Arrival 21/10, departure 24/10 – 3-night stay, 1 person (single room) – 1000 EUR

    • Arrival 21/10, departure 24/10 – 3-night stay, 2 persons (double room) – 1350 EUR

  • 4 Night Package - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    • Arrival 20/10, departure 24/10 – 4-night stay, 1 person (single room) – 1200 EUR

    • Arrival 20/10, departure 24/10 – 4-night stay, 2 persons (double room) – 1600 EUR

WSA Industry Days programme

During the WSA Industry Days - from Wednesday 20 October till Saturday 23 October - we offer a number of fascinating masterclasses, panel discussions and composer talks. In recent years, guests have included Barry Jenkins and Nicholas Britell, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Carter Burwell. These are all included in your VIP Industry Package.

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Exclusively included in your WSA Industry Package are the following networking moments for film music industry professionals:

  • Friday 22 October

    8:30 pm: Great Greek Composers Concert
    Film Fest Ghent wants to showcase the richness and genius of Greek composers such as Eleni Karaindrou, Mikis Theodorakis, Evanthia Reboutsika et al.
    10 pm: WSA Networking Dinner
    The World Soundtrack Awards Networking Dinner is attended by the WSA guests, nominees and film music professionals.

  • Saturday 23 October

    8 pm: Reception + World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert
    Film music concert with the music of Max Richter, Eleni Karaindrou and Bryce Dessner, performed by Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé.
    11 pm: WSA Reception

  • Sunday 24 October

    11 am: Goodbye Coffee presented by Illy
    Informal goodbye with a delicious cup of coffee to start the day.

Any questions?

For more information or any questions, please email Sophie Joos.

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Sophie Joos

Music Projects Coordinator

*We will strictly follow any remaining corona measures in place at that moment in order to create an environment as safe as possible. If you should be obliged to cancel your trip/participation due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will reimburse your package.

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