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Film Fest Gent - Talk: WSA Industry Day
Archived: Talk: WSA Industry Day

duration: 540 minutes

The networking event for professionals in the film music industry

Each year Film Fest Gent organises the WSAwards Industry Day (18 October): the networking event for both young and established international film (music) professionals to learn, debate and to socialize.

In different masterclasses and panels during the entire day, guest speakers discuss what's going on in the international film music industry, teach students about production or composition techniques and talk about the relation between film composer and director. During these sessions, there will be a Q&A and during the lunch, professionals will have the opportunity to meet and speak with each other about their ideas or vision on film music.

This year's programme is fully booked with masterclasses and panels covering a wide range of topics by numerous professionals from different fields in the film music industry. Take a look at the schedule of the WSA Industry Day (18 October, Vooruit Ghent).

MORNING (9:30-12:00)
-Masterclass: What does an orchestrator actually do?
by Matt Dunkley ('Black Swan', 'Inception')

- Masterclass: Main title theme music and the art of building a show's audio ID in a short amount of time
by Dave Porter ('Breaking Bad', 'Better Call Saul', 'Preacher')

LUNCH (12:00-13:30)
- Possibility to network
- Sandwiches (also vegetarian option)

AFTERNOON (13:30 - 17:00)
- Panel on career development

with Terence Blanchard, Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka and Joe Kraemer

moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross

- Panel: Share of Music within Production Budgets

with Belgian producer Dries Phlypo, Dan Jones, Michel Bisceglia and others

moderated by music supervisor Milena Fessmann

- Panel on communication between filmmaker & composer

with Patrick Lemmens, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Michael Abels, Lukas Dhont and Valentin Hadjadj

moderated by artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher

- Infosession on tax sheltering opportunities for scoring in Belgium

with Pieter Dewinter, Sander Herbers and Filip Strobbe

NETWORKING DRINK (17:00-18:00)
- Possibility to network
- Free drinks

Informal meetings and time to chat are reserved for during the lunch break and after the panels while having a drink at the Foyer. There will be time for a Q&A after every masterclass or panel. If you have any questions in advance, please send them to before 15 October so we can include them into the discussion.

Students & accreditations: €15
Normal fee: €20
Individual reservations:c closed
Group reservations: closed
Please mention the following in your e-mail:
- School/organisation
- Number of participants
- List of names
- List of e-mail addresses
- Vegetarian or other diets

We also provide combi tickets for the Industry Day and the Film Music Seminar (17 October)
Students & accreditations: €25
Normal fee: €35
Individual reservations: closed
Group reservations: closed 
Please mention the following in your e-mail:
- School
- Number of students
- List of names
- List of email addresses
- Vegetarian or other diets

Press and professionals can request their accreditation by e-mailing

3rd Character Project
This project is an initiative originally created by the Aubagne International Film Festival and SACEM. The project aims to enable meetings between emerging composers and duos of directors and producers, when a composer is yet to be found for a film project in production. Read more.


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dialogue: English

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format: TALK
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