Edition 2000

Film music composers patrick Doyle, Elliot Goldenthal and Dirk Brossé, and directors Régis Wargnier, Julie Taymor and Stijn Coninx will be guests at the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent on 11 October 2000. They will be taking part in a film music seminar about the artistsic relationship between the director and the composer. Composers John Powell and Harry Grgson-Williams (MediaVentures), Nancy Knutsen of the American copyright association ASCAP, the British music producer Maggie Rodford (Air Edel), American journalist Jon Burlingame and a representative of SABAM - the Belgian copyright association will also be on hand.
The late morning slot of the seminar will be taken up by John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams who will be presenting MediaVentures, set up by Hans Zimmer and Jay Rifkin, which is an attempt to develop a creative pool of young talent.

The main theme of the afternoon session is 'Titus' or how the collaboration between director Julie taymor and composer Elliot Goldenthal led to this musical masterpiece in the cinematic and musical sense. In their case, the relationship is not only professional but also personal.

The Film Music Seminar which has been made possible thanks to the support given by SABAM and the specialised publication Variety, is mainly aimed at professionals in the field such as composers, directors and film students. A limited number of tickets have been reserved for festival visitors who are interested in the subject.

The seminar will take place on 11 October in the kunsthal of Saint Peter's Abbey, Ghent. The seminar will start at 10 am.