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Discover the nominees for the 22nd World Soundtrack Awards! 16 Sep 2022
Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Academy announce the final wave of nominees for the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards 2022 in the categories Discovery of the Year, Public Choice Award, Best Original Score for a Belgian Production and the Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer. The list features lots of WSA newcomers, such as experimental band Son Lux, Japanese singer-songwriter Eiko Ishibashi and composer Batu Sener. Nainita Desai, Discovery of the Year 2021, continues her incredible trajectory as a possible winner of the Public Choice Award 2022. All nominees for the WSA2022 have now been revealed. The Academy also announces one winner: this year's WSA Industry Award goes to the Alliance for Women Film Composers.
Mark Isham, Bruno Coulais and Nainita Desai headline WSA Film Music Days 2022 14 Sep 2022
The WSA Film Music Days offer a look behind the scenes of the world of film music. Filled with panel discussions, interviews and master classes, these talks are a great way to get to know the faces behind the scores. For professionals, students or film music lovers.
Film Fest Gent honours Mark Isham with album release 'Mark Isham: Music for Film' 13 Sep 2022
Each year, Film Fest Gent puts film music and composers in the spotlight with an album release. This time around, Film Fest Gent is proud to present the new album 'Mark Isham: Music for Film'.
Composer's Talk: Mark Isham
Film composer and jazz artist Mark Isham's outstanding musical voice can be heard in memorable scores such as for Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King) and Crash (Paul Haggis). Isham also scored A River Runs Through It (Robert Redford) which received both an Oscar and a Grammy nomination. For Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia, he was awarded Best Score by the International Film Music Critics Association. Mark Isham will discuss his career with moderator and fellow composer Ruben De Gheselle, who won last year’s Georges Delerue Award for his score for Clara Sola.
WSA Nominees Round Tables
How do you end up getting nominated for a World Soundtrack Award? The World Soundtrack Award nominees for Film Composer of the Year, TV Composer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Public Choice Award sit down together for a conversation to discuss their experiences.
Changing the Face of "The Composer": Alliance for Women Film Composers
Women composers have always been writing and creating music, but they have historically been overlooked and kept invisible. The Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC) was founded out of a need and desire to raise visibility and create opportunities for female composers. Thomas Mikusz will moderate a conversation between various panellists affiliated with the AWFC, such as Catherine Joy (composer and President of the AWFC), Daisy Coole (composer and AWFC Board Member), Daniel Hart (composer) and Nainita Desai (composer).
WSA Meet & Greet
Each year we offer our guests to meet some of the great film composition names that are present at the WSA Film Music Days. This gives fans a chance to meet with composers face to face. The event is free, to make sure everyone can come and say hi. However, for practical reasons, we still require you to make a reservation, by buying a free ticket.
Music in nature documentaries with Bruno Coulais, Dirk Brossé and Nainita Desai
How does a composer (under)score nature? Composers Bruno Coulais, Dirk Brossé and Nainita Desai will discuss their experiences scoring for nature documentaries. Film (music) journalist Robin Broos will moderate this talk.
Film Composer & Film Producer: Balancing a Budget
This panel talk aims to bring the professions of film producer and film composer closer together. Through personal experiences, case studies and pitfalls to avoid, producers Peter Bouckaert (Eyeworks) and Annemie Degryse (Lumière) will discuss how they budget a film score, while composers Michelino Bisceglia and Liesa Van der Aa will shed light on what goes into composing a score and how said budget is spent. This talk is organised in collaboration with the Belgian Screen Composers Guild. Valerie Dobbelaere will serve as a moderator.

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