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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Film Music Seminar
October 17th, Kinepolis, 9h30 - 12h30
The Film Music Seminar is your yearly catch-up with the world of film and music collaborations. This year, curator dr. Martine Huvenne welcomes two-time Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami. His impressive career is filled to the brim with acclaimed, high-profile projects. Often finding his inspiration in a film’s sound, Beltrami blurs the line between symphonic masterpieces and electronic soundtracks, the latter being heavily influenced by the mentoring of Italian avant-garde composer Luigi Nono.
October 17th, Kinepolis, 14h30 - 16h
Over the past year, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir rose to prominence as one of film music’s most promising revelations. Just last year, she earned a nomination for the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award for her work on ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’. In the meantime, her score for HBO’s hit series 'Chernobyl’ has caught the ear of international audiences. 'The Composer Talk' will be led by Robert Kraft, Fox Music’s president from 1994 to 2012, and producer of the award-winning independent film ‘SCORE: A Film Music Documentary’.
Meet & Greet
October 18th, Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof, 10h30
Meet the guests of honour of the World Soundtrack Awards in real life or have your copy of ‘Marco Beltrami: Music for Film’ signed during the Meet & Greet. Patrick Duynslaegher and Dirk Brossé welcome the central guests of the World Soundtrack Awards during a Q&A, followed by a Meet & Greet session.
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