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This was WSA2021! Watch our aftermovie 25 Nov 2021
We look back at a wonderful edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, where composers, musicians, music editors, agents, students, producers and fans gathered to be drenched in everything film music! Relive WSA2021 by watching our official aftermovie below.
WATCH: WSA Industry Days 2021 - Max Richter, Daniel Pemberton, Natalie Holt, Nainita Desai and more 25 Nov 2021
From 20 until 23 October 2021, film music professionals, students and fans gathered in Ghent for the annual WSA Industry Days. Through a mixture of seminars, composer's talks, panel discussions and masterclasses, they all got a glimpse behind the scenes while scrutinizing the current state of affairs in the film music industry. Among the highlights: established names such as Max Richter, Natalie Holt and Nainita Desai discussing their work. Watch their talks and more below.
Daniel Pemberton and Carlos Rafael Rivera win top prizes at 21st World Soundtrack Awards 23 Oct 2021
Daniel Pemberton has won the Film Composer of the Year Award at the 21st World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony in Ghent. Carlos Rafael Rivera received the Television Composer of the Year Award. “Call me Cruella” from Disney’s Cruella was presented with the Best Original Song Award, while Nainita Desai took home the Discovery of the Year Award. Benji Merrison and Dougal Kemp were honoured as well. Eleni Kariandrou received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Music to Take Home: Our Compilation Albums 23 Oct 2021
Every year Film Fest Ghent and Brussels Philharmonic dive into the studio to create an exclusive WSA Album. This yearly compilation album honours world-renowned film composers whose music deserves the spotlight. This year, we’ve released three exclusively expanded reissues of previously released albums dedicated to the work of Mychael Danna, Shigeru Umebayashi and Gabriel Yared. The music is performed by Brussels Philharmonic and Vlaams Radiokoor, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and recorded by Motormusic at Flagey's legendary Studio 4 in Brussels.

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