World soundtrack awards
Film Fest Gent - WSAwards Industry Day
Archived: WSAwards Industry Day

duration: 540 minutes

This year, the WSAwards Industry Day will take place on Wednesday 17 October (09:30 until 17:15, including lunch and closing networking drink) and will be hosted by composer Vasco Hexel (Royal College of Music in London).

During different masterclasses and panels throughout the day, guest speakers discuss 'hot topics' within the international film (music) industry, teach film (music) professionals and students about several topics:

Morning sessions:

- 09:30 - 10:30: showcase by SPITFIRE AUDIO
with guest speaker Homay Smith - 10:30 - 11:00 : introduction on IMMERSIVE SOUND by Rudy Van Duppen from Auro Technologies
- 11:00 - 11:30 : 'Who's Who in the International Film (music) Industry' by Lucy Bright (MUSIC SALES)
- 11:30 - 12:15 : Masterclass 'Orchestration & building your own sound ID' by composer Florencia di Concilio

12:15 - 13:15: LUNCH BREAK Afternoon sessions

- 13:15 - 14:00 : A conversation with Barry Jenkins and Nicholas Britell, director and composer of 'Moonlight' and the upcoming 'If Beale Street Could Talk'.
- 14:00 - 14:40 : 'What's publicity and how should one take advantage of it?' by publicist Chandler Poling (WHITE BEAR PR)
- 14:40 - 15:10 : a panel on the 'Work Flow between filmmaker, composer and editor' with Alain Dessauvage (editor Girl & Bullhead), moderated by musician Oliver Patrice Weder
- 15:10 - 15:50 : a conversation on 'The Craft of Music Supervision' in association with the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors with music supervisors Amelia Hartley (Peaky Blinders & Black Mirror), Catherine Grieves (You Were Never Really Here; London Spy; Les Misérables) and Lucy Bright (Assassin's Creed; Marjorie Prime), moderated by Air Edel's Maggie Rodford
- 15:50 - 16:30 : a panel discussion about 'The Reality of Rejected Scores' with Robert Townson (Varèse Sarabande), moderated by Vasco Hexel
- 16:30 - 17:15 : a masterclass on 'Scoring for New (interactive) Media' with amongst others video game composers Joe Henson & Alexis Smith aka The Flight (Assassin's Creed: Odyssey) and Brian D'Oliveira (Resident Evil 7 & Shadow of the Tomb Raider) moderated by François-Xavier Dupas from the Music Faculty at the Montreal University

Pratical information

The WSAwards Industry Day will take place on Wednesday 17 October at the Theaterzaal of Vooruit (Ghent, Belgium) from 9h00 - 18h00.

ATTENTION: tickets are only available in PRESALE. The presale ends on 16 october at 18:00 and there will be no tickets available at the doors.

Tickets cost €15 (students & accreditations) / €20 (non-accreditations)
Lunch & closing drink included - ideal occasion to network with other professionals!

There is also the possibility of reserving combi tickets for both the Film Music & Sound Seminar and the WSAwards Industry Day for €25*/€35.
If you buy a combi ticket for the Film Music Seminar and the WSAwards Industry Day, you can attend the Masterclass Sound Supervison for free.

Buy your combi ticket(s) here

More info and updates on the topics and speakers are available in the Facebook event

*students & Film Fest Gent 2018 accreditation


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Technical Specs

format: TALK
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