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What the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is for film and the Oscars, the World Soundtrack Academy is for film scores and the World Soundtrack Awards. The WSAcademy is the largest community of film music professionals worldwide and decides yearly on the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards. Furthermore, WSAcademy members have exclusive access to events, talks and panels so they can meet, network and collaborate.
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Giacchino wins his first Oscar for 'Up' 08 Mar 2010
Michael Giacchino won his first Academy Award last night. The Oscar for 'Best Original Score' went to his widely acclaimed score for the Pixar hit Up, a score that previously has been awarded the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and a Grammy among many other honours. Giacchino spoke about the dream coming true in his acceptance speech, saying to the "kid out there who do not have a support system" that "if you want to be creative, go out there and do it. It is not a waste of time." In 2004 Giacchino was named 'Discovery Of The Year' at The World Soundtrack Awards for his score for another Pixar movie The Incredibles.
Film Music Legend, John Barry, In Concert At The Ghent Film Festival 19 Mar 2010
On Thursday October 21, 2010 five-time Oscar winner, John Barry's music will be performed live in concert at the Ghent International Film Festival. This unique, one-night-only event will be held at 8.30 pm at 't Kuipke Concert Hall in Ghent. The 80 members Brussels Philharmonic will be performing selections from many of Barry's classic scores including Goldfinger, Mary Queen of Scots, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves and Midnight Cowboy, conducted by Nicholas Dodd. As always, the concert will be accompanied by a video presentation of film clips.
Registrations Ghent Film Festival composition competition opened 03 May 2010
The annual composition competition organised by the Ghent Film Festival with the support of SABAM kicks off once again. Young European film music composers are given the chance to compete for the prize of 2,500 Euros. In addition, they can have their composition performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic - the Flemish Radio Orchestra during the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards on 23 October. This is the official closing event of the 37th Ghent Film Festival (12-23 October 2010). Applicants can register up to and including 30 June 2010.
Film Festival Ghent celebrates 10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards 05 May 2010
The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival's World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings), Elliot Goldenthal (Titus), Gabriel Yared (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Gustavo Santaolalla (Motorcycle Diaries), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Love Actually), Alberto Iglesias (Volver), Bruno Coulais (Océans), Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train) and brilliant young composer Nico Muhly (The Reader)
Voting For The Public Choice Award For Best Soundtrack Of The Year Now Open. 12 Jul 2010
Winner To Be Announced At The World Soundtrack Awards At The Ghent International Film Festival October 23, 2010. Vote now for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to WSA ceremony and concert. Have you always dreamt of being a VIP at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony during the Ghent International Film Festival? Then vote now for the Public Choice Award For Best Soundtrack Of The Year and win a free weekend in the prestigious Marriott Hotel Ghent and two VIP-tickets for the 10th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony and concert on October 23rd!

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