20 22 oct '22
World Soundtrack Awards 2017

World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert

In October 2022, Film Fest Gent brings the cream of the international film music crop together in Gent again, this time in De Bijloke, for the award ceremony of the 22nd World Soundtrack Awards. The festival is delighted to receive Mark Isham as a guest of honour. Bruno Coulais will also be present to receive his World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award. The Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, will play a selection of works by Bruno Coulais, Mark Isham and by Nainita Desai (winner of the Discovery of the Year Award 2021) during the presentation of the film music awards. The World Soundtrack Award Gala & Concert will take place on Saturday 22 October 20:00 at De Bijloke.


WSA Gala & Concert - Sat. 22.10 - 20:00 - De Bijloke
Tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert are now available. Find out who takes home prestigious awards and enjoy the music of Mark Isham, Bruno Coulais and Nainita Desai.

World Soundtrack Awards 2021 - Daniel Pemberton

Film Fest Gent will present the 2022 World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruno Coulais, who will be one of the guests present at the World Soundtrack Awards, together with Mark Isham and Nainita Desai. Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé, will perform live music by these three composers.

The versatile American film composer and jazz artist Mark Isham will also attend the World Soundtrack Awards as a guest of honour. Isham's outstanding musical voice can be heard in the memorable scores for the numerous films on which he collaborated, such as Judas and the Black Messiah by Shaka King, Crash by Paul Haggis and Nell by Michael Apted which received a Golden Globe nomination. Scores that will be played also include A River Runs Through It (Robert Redford) which received an Oscar and a Grammy nomination and The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma), for which Isham was awarded 'Best Score' by the International Film Music Critics Association.

As is tradition, the music by the winner of last year's Discovery of the Year Award will also be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé. Nainita Desai was honoured in Ghent with her score for the documentary film The Reason I Jump. With nominations in three different categories (Film Composer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Public Choice Award), she was one of the top favourites at last year’s award ceremony. Desai is known for her music for the Oscar-nominated film For Sama and Untamed Romania, among others. Recently, her 14 Peaks received an ASCAP Award nomination for 'Documentary Score of the Year'.

World Soundtrack Awards 2021 - Winners - Concert

Discover the Nominees for the 22nd World Soundtrack Awards

We proudly reveal the nominations in three of the main categories of the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards. Including both established and emerging talent, the categories Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song all have six nominees. Among the nominees are three composers who scored nominations in two different categories: Nicholas Britell, Daniel Hart and Daniel Pemberton.

Mark Isham album

WSA Album

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.

This is the first time that an entire album is devoted to Isham’s film and television scores. Spotlighting some of his very best work, it contains a unique selection from his massive oeuvre, including studio recordings of concert suites from 42, American Crime, The Black Dahlia, Eight Below, the Oscar-nominated score A River Runs through It and from his recent score The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. All music on this album is performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé. Trumpet solos on selected pieces are played by composer Mark Isham and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s principal trumpet Thomas Hooten.

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