13th Composition Contest for Young European Film Music Composers

12 May 2014
Young European film music talent will have another chance to win the highly sought after SABAM Award For Best Young European Composer. This award with a value of € 2 500 was created by the World Soundtrack Academy and the three finalists’ compositions will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé during the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards on 25 October at the venue ‘t Kuipke in Ghent. This is the official closing ceremony of the 41st Film Fest Gent (14 - 25 October 2014). Candidates must be younger than 36 years old and must be European or have been born in Europe. Registrations will be accepted until 11 July 2014.

Every year, Film Fest Gent offers young talent the chance to win renown as a film music composer. This year is the thirteenth award ceremony and the sixth time the event includes the whole of Europe. Candidates can follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Gilles Alonzo and countless other important composers who attended previous editions of the festival, such as Angelo Badalamenti, Dario Marianelli, Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Maurice Jarre, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Elliot Goldenthal and many others.

The three finalists will be invited at a fantastic three-day visit in Ghent where they will have the opportunity to meet important people of the film music industry.

Candidates must be under 36 and will be asked to compose music for a fragment out of Fellini’s Otto e Mezzo’. Film Fest Gent organizes an exhibition in honour of the life and work of Federico Fellini from October 17th 2014 until January 25th 2015.

Click here to register up until 11 July 2014.

The composition must be submitted by 11 August. A professional jury made up of people from the film and music worlds that also have international experience will judge the compositions. The Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé, will perform the compositions of the three finalists at the 14th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony on October 25th at ‘t Kuipke in Ghent. Afterwards, the winner of the contest will be announced.

14th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert
Saturday 25 October at 8 p.m. at ’t Kuipke in Ghent
Performance by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé
accompanied by film scenes projected onto a big screen

Click here to buy your tickets to the concert.

Clcik here for the rules for this composition competition.

Registration information:
Valerie Dobbelaere
tel. +32 9 242 80 74