Young European Composers Competition

Young European film music talent will have another chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award For Best Young European Composer. This award was created by the World Soundtrack Academy and is worth € 2 500 and the live performance of the three finalists’ compositions by the Brussels Philharmonic during the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards on 20 October at the venue ‘t Kuipke in Ghent. This is the official closing ceremony of the 39th Ghent Film Festival (9 - 20 October 2012).

Candidates must be younger than 36 years old and must be European or have been born in Europe. 

Every year, the Ghent Film Festival offers young talent the chance to win renown as a film music composer. This year is the eleventh award ceremony and the fourth time the event includes the whole of Europe. Candidates can follow in the footsteps of the hardly 20 year-old Gabriel Heinrich, last year’s winner, and countless other important composers who attended previous editions of the festival, such as Angelo Badalamenti, Dario Marianelli, Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Maurice Jarre, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Elliot Goldenthal and many others.

The three finalists will be invited at a fantastic three-day visit in Ghent where they will have the opportunity to meet important people of the film music industry.

Candidates must be under 36 and will be asked to compose music for the final scene of ‘The Big Combo’, a classic in the film-noir genre, directed by Joseph H. Lewis in 1955. The scène perfectly summarizes the spirit of a crime film made in the ‘40s – ‘50s.

Registrations will be accepted via www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com up until 29 June 2012. The composition must be submitted by August 10th. A professional jury made up of people from the film and music worlds that also have international experience will judge the compositions. The Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, will perform the compositions of the three finalists at the 12th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony on October 20th at ‘t Kuipke in Ghent. Afterwards, after which the final winner of the contest will be announced.

12th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert

Saturday 20 October at 8 p.m. at ’t Kuipke in Ghent

Performance by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé

accompanied by film scenes projected onto a big screen

Tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards & concert will be on sale at www.filmfestival.be.

The rules for this composition competition can be found at www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com.

Registration information: Valerie Dobbelaere (tel. +32 9 242 80 74 - valerie@filmfestival.be)




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April 25, 2012 09:00 - October 20, 2012 23:00 (GMT +01:00 Amsterdam)

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