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Where students and professionals meet

As an annual tradition, Film Fest Gent, KASK - School of Arts Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards coordinate the Film Music & Sound Seminar, an event organised for students in film, (film) music and sound design to learn and discuss about the artistic collaboration between filmmaker, composer and/or sound designer.

During one day, Martine Huvenne (KASK & Conservatorium, Ghent) invites different professionals to alk about their experiences and thoughts on scoring for motion pictures. The seminar is always illustrated with several film clips.
After the Seminar, a matchmaking session between students of the 3rd bachelor and master in film, (film) music and sound design takes place.
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In 2018, the Film Music & Sound Seminar takes place on Tuesday 16 October 2018, with two impressive central guests: world-renowned composer Carter Burwell and Oscar-winning sound designer Skip Lievsay (Gravity), both core contributors to the Coen Brothers movies.
This year Burwell received an Oscar nomination for Three Bilboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

During a lecture for School of Sound in 2001, Burwell revealed the importance of film music: ‘it carries an informative value and shows unspoken connections, but more importantly, it creates an emotional effect in the audience. Music opens up a feeling that dominates the whole atmosphere of the film.’

The seminar will be moderated by dr. Martine Huvenne (School of Arts Ghent and coordinator of EPAS) and is entirely English spoken.

More information & tickets: click here.

There is also the possibility of reserving special combi tickets both the Film Music Seminar and the WSAwards Industry Day (of which the programme will follow soon) for €25*/€35.

*students & Film Fest Gent 2018 accreditation

Past events

2017: Jazz music in film with David Shire, Walter Murch, Joe Kraemer & Terence Blanchard
2016: Music for Film / TV / Documentary with Jeff Beal, Jeff Russo, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Johan Grimonprez & Karsten Fundal
2015: British Film Music: George Fenton, Craig Armstrong, Daniel Pemberton
2014: French Film Music: Thierry Jousse & Bruno Coulais
2013: Music for Films: team work? with Dirk Brossé, Rachel Portman & Dario Marianelli
2012: Sound Design with Michel Schöpping
2011: Sound Design and Editing with Walter Murch
2010: Collaboration between composer & filmmaker: Stephen Warbeck
2009: Composing for Asian Cinema with Shigeru Umebayashi
2008: An audiovisual symbiosis: Gabriel Yared & Anthony Minghella
2007: Relation between film music & sound: Mychael Danna, Steve Munro & Annabelle Pangborn
2006: Film Music & Emotion? Willem Thijssen, Simon Lenski, Frank Duchêne, Johan Hoogewijs, Tom Kestens& Geoffrey Enthoven 
2005: Music or no music? Larry Sider, Mart Van den Burken, Eavesdropper, Michael Weilacher, Silvia Defrance, Hans Spilaert, Frodo Kuipers

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