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Second Wave of Nominees 19th World Soundtrack Awards Revealed

After having released the names of the nominees for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film, Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy announces a second wave of nominees for Best Original Score for a Belgian Production, Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer and the Public Choice Award. For the 19th edition, The World Soundtrack Academy welcomes a remarkably diverse group of nominees, in background as well as training and medium.

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#FFGent 2019 Sneak Peek: 'Tench', 'Judy', 'Sorry We Missed You',...

'Tench' ('Muidhond') is a confronting film on a sensitive topic: paedophilia. This Belgian production will open the official competition of the 46th edition of Film Fest Gent. Ken Loach's latest feature film and a thrilling short by the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos will also be screened -for the first time in Belgium - at the festival.

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Lifetime Achievement Award - Krzysztof Penderecki

The World Soundtrack Awards will welcome composer Krzysztof Penderecki, our generation's most outstanding musician, known for creating inventive and unconventional music, he has worked with world-famous directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and William Friedkin, many of whom still rely on his work.

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Save The Date - WSA Industry Events

Since the early beginnings, the focus on music and the celebration of film composers have been the main features that make Film Fest Gent truly stand out in the international festival calendar. This year being no exception, Film Fest Gent Music again offers a wide range of musical projects for you to enjoy.

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WSA PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD 2019 - Cast your vote!

Impressed by the score of 'Dumbo'? Overwhelmed by the music of 'Vice'? Help your favourite film score receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award! Film score fans worldwide can now cast their vote for what they consider the best score of the past 12 months. The score with the highest number of votes will receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award 2019!

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Spain in the spotlight of Film Fest Gent 2019

For its 46th edition, which will take place from 8 to 18 October, Film Fest Gent 2019 is bringing the Spanish cinematographic sphere to Ghent, traditionally with much emphasis on soundtracks. Actress Rossy de Palma, the muse of one of the most famous Spanish directors - Pedro Almodóvar – is the face of the campaign. 

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First names Videodroom 2019

We will once again join forces for ten days of film and music with Vooruit during Film Fest Gent 2019. After a first succesful edition of Videodroom in 2018 we will again present a series of concert evenings where top musicians, representing a diversity of genres, come and play new compositions live to accompany films and projections. These new pieces may be new interpretations of existing scores or completely new, unique improvisations. Exclusive, one-off crossovers that you’ll only find at Vooruit.

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Marco Beltrami is central guest World Soundtrack Awards at Film Fest Gent 2019

Held on October 18th, the World Soundtrack Awards will welcome Marco Beltrami, two-time Oscar nominated composer and one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his unique collaborations with some of the world’s most respected and iconic filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Bertrand Tavernier, Tommy Lee Jones and Jean-François Richet.

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World Soundtrack Awards Film Music Composition Contest - Apply now!

Young international film music talent will have the chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer. This award was created by the World Soundtrack Academy and is worth € 2.500. The compositions of the three finalists will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, during the 19th World Soundtrack Awards on 18 October 2019.

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Wim De Witte named program director of Film Fest Gent

Film Fest Gent presented the 45th edition of the festival in October 2018. It offered a program with a fine selection of high-quality films, including the opening film 'Girl' and the winner of the international jury 'Cold War' (now in theatres), but also with a lot of 'smaller' films ('First Reformed', 'Hotel by the River', 'Long Day's Journey Into Night') and a series of rediscoverable classics (with a Tribute to the Hungarian director Miklos Jancso). The music section which, in addition to the World Soundtrack Awards Gala, also presented the first edition of Videodroom in collaboration with Vooruitand a series of film music industry events for an international group of young composers, was very well received. The program received a lot of attention of press and public, both nationally and internationally. The festival welcomed 106.013 visitors in its 2018 edition.

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'Cold War' wins the Canvas Audience Award

After winning the Grand Prix earlier this week, 'Cold War' also received the Canvas Audience Award. The TV channel had selected five films out of the entire programme, out of which Paweł Pawlikowski's internationally acclaimed drama scored the most audience votes.

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'Capharnaüm' wins the North Sea Port Audience Award

You have decided: 'Capharnaüm', the Lebanese Oscar submission by director Nadine Labaki, wins the North Sea Port Audience Award. After eleven festival days, during which around 150 movies were screened, the emotionally convincing film received the highest praise of the audience. 

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'Cold War' by Paweł Pawlikowski and 'High Life' by Claire Denis victorious at 45th Film Fest Gent

'Cold War' by Oscar winner Paweł Pawlikowski ('Ida' and 'The Summer of Love') received the Grand Prix for Best Film at the closing night of Film Fest Gent. The Georges Delerue Award for Best Music was given to Claire Denis' space drama 'High Life'. Sonam Larcins ‘Après le silence’ won the Award vor Best Belgian Student Short, while Ottó Bánovits' 'Dark Chamber' won Best European Short.

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Young Critic NJ Nuñez on 'The Favourite'

Slaps precede sweet talk and lovers’ tussles are primal and sexually charged in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ (2018). Sex and power prove to be interconnected forces at play and feed off of each other, often in destructive ways. The film is an irreverent spin on a cliché-ridden genre that in Lanthimos’ capable hands transforms into a hilarious lesbian love and sex story involving a battle of wits coupled with a mud-caked, spittle-flecked take on physical comedy.

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