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30th edition of Film Festival - Ghent hosts composition competition for second t

05 Jun 2003
In co-operation with SABAM and the Royal Belgian Film Library, the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent is this year organising the second edition of the composition competition for young soundtrack composers. On Sunday, October 12, the winning piece will be performed during the ceremony of the World Soundtrack Awards. The writer of the winning work will also be awarded a prize of 2,500€. Entrance applications will be accepted from candidates up to and including June 30, 2003. For this second edition of the composition competition, candidates are asked to compose a musical work of 3'02' in duration for the short silent film Baby's Peril (1906), made available by the Royal Belgian Film Library. This year, classical compositions and electronic scores alike may be submitted. All compositions will be carefully evaluated by a jury of internationally experienced professionals from the film and music industries. The winner will be announced during the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony on October 12, and his or her winning piece will be performed. The evening will be rounded off by a unique concert of renowned film composer Patrick Doyle. Indeed, film music has for many years occupied an important position within the Festival's extensive programme. By way of this competition, the Festival wishes to offer talented young Belgian musicians the opportunity to make their names as soundtrack composers, following in the footsteps of so many great composers who have been guests at previous Festivals, names that include Ennio Morricone, Elliot Goldenthal and Georges Delerue. For information regarding entrance applications and the competition rules, please contact Danielle Heynickx at the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent (tel.: 09 242 8067 - e-mail: danielle.heynickx@filmfestival.be).

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