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The InMICS Composers Lab offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a series of intensive masterclasses, workshops and training sessions given by renowned professionals. The InMICS Composers Lab is organised by and takes place at the three participating festivals: Film Fest Gent, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne and Krakow Film Music Festival.
The InMICS Composers Lab is an essential component of the International Master in Composition for Screen (InMICS), an educational programme designed in the interest of the modern generation of screen composers and the challenges they will face in the contemporary landscape of film making and composing. The master's programme was successfully created thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ programme (2014-2017) and the combined forces of the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (France); School of Arts (Ghent, Belgium); Conservatorio di Musica Giovan Battista Martini (Bologna, Italy); Faculté de musique de l'Université de Montréal (Canada) and the following professional partners: Film Fest Gent, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, and Permission Inc. Montreal. The application period for the academic term 2020-2022 of InMICS is open until 15 January 2020. More information about the application procedure can be found here.
Through the InMICS Composers Lab, developed with the support of the Creative Europe Culture programme of the European Union, the students will be immersed into an international professional environment, which will enhance their employability on the international market.
The InMICS Composers Lab 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 will 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. This way the InMICS students will start building their network as early as possible.
The InMICS Composers Lab was launched during the 45th edition of Film Fest Gent. 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. During the 47th edition, the graduates will present their work during the InMICS Showcase.