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The InMICS Composers Lab offers InMICS students the unique opportunity to participate in a series of intensive masterclasses, workshops and training sessions given by renowned professionals. The Composers Lab is organised by and takes place at the three participating festivals: Film Fest Ghent, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne and Krakow Film Music Festival.
International Master in Composition for Screen
The InMICS Composers Lab is an essential component of the International Master in Composition for Screen (InMICS), an educational programme designed for the modern generation of screen composers and the challenges they will face in the contemporary landscape of filmmaking and composing. The participating higher arts education insitutions are the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (France), the School of Arts Ghent (Belgium), Conservatorio di Musica Giovan Battista Martini (Bologna, Italy) and the Faculté de musique de l'Université de Montréal (Canada).
InMICS Composers Lab
Through the InMICS Composers Lab, developed with the support of the Creative Europe Culture programme of the European Union, the students are immersed into an international professional environment, enhancing their employability on the international market. It is built around five main keystones, which are developed at each of the festival visits:
- first steps into the industry;
- artistic collaboration between composers, director, sound designer and editor;
- recording music for audio-visual projects;
- innovation: composing for new visual media and/or how new technologies (can) influence your composition;
- the industry today.
Along with gaining a better understanding of these topics, students participate in several networking opportunities with different cultural stakeholders within the film (music) industry: emerging and established composers, filmmakers and producers, agents, publicists, orchestrators, sound designers, editors, music & sound supervisors and other stakeholders within the international film (music) industry. In this way the InMICS students start building their network as early as possible.
The InMICS Composers Lab was launched during the 45th edition of Film Fest Ghent. Over the course of five days, students attended an entire series of events, from short film screenings to matchmaking sessions with filmmakers, the Film Fest Gent film music concerts, the Film Music & Sound Seminar, the WSAwards Industry Day, a Masterclass on Sound Supervision and even a live film music scoring session at Galaxy Studios in Mol.
5th InMICS Composers Lab at FFG 2020
During the 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent, the first generation of students graduate and were supposed to present their compositions at the InMICS Showcase public screening. Also, a second group of students takes over the baton in 2020 and was supposed to be present at their first ever Composers Lab. However, due to the severe COVID-19 situation, the live InMICS Composers Lab events were cancelled at the last minute.
This was the original complete programme of the 5th edition of the Composers Lab:
- Film Music Seminar with Gabriel Yared
- Matchmaking Session with film students
- InMICS Composers Lab Panel Talk
- Composer Talk with Nainita Desai: Scoring Documentaries
- InMICS Composers Lab Reception
- Industry Masterclasses
- InMICS Composer Talents Showcase
- WSA Meet & Greet + Q&A
- Industry Panels
- 20th WSA Ceremony
Except the livestreamed WSA Ceremony & Concert, all of these events have been either cancelled or postponed until a later date.