09 20 Oct '24

Third edition composition contest

28 May 2004
Ghent (May 28, 2004). In cooperation with SABAM (the Belgian ASCAP) and the Royal Belgian Film Archives, the Flanders Film Fest organizes the 3rd edition of the composition contest for young Belgian film music composers (under 36 years of age).

On Saturday October 9, the work of the laureate will be performed during the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony. The winner will also receive 2500 Euro. Candidates can still enrol until June 30, 2004.

For this year's edition of the contest the candidates have to compose a piece of music for the silent short 'Le Réveil Tam Tam' (a 1906 animated publicity film), which was kindly offered by the Royal Belgian Film Archives. Both classical compositions and electronic scores will be admitted. A professional jury of people from the movie and music trade with international experience will evaluate the works. The winner will be announced preceding the World Soundtrack Awards Concert on October 9th, 2004. The evening will be rounded off with a unique concert by the world renowned film music composer Elmer Bernstein. Pre-sales for this unique WSA-concert, also featuring Belgian composer Wim Mertens (a.o. Belly of An Architect) and WSA Discovery 2003 Antonio Pinto (who scored 'Cidade de Deus'), starts on May 15th. (via (B) 070 345 345, (NL) 0900 45 000 45, (other countries) +32 34 0000 34 or www.teleticketservice.com)

Film music has always been prominent in the extensive festival programme. This contest wants to offer young Belgian talents an opportunity to make name and follow in the footsteps of other great composers who once were guests at former editions, such as Howard Shore, Ennio Morricone, Elliot Goldenthal and Georges Delerue.

If you need more information on how to enrol or if you want to receive the contest's regulations, please contact Danielle Heynickx at the Flanders International Film Festival-Gent (Tel 09 242 80 67 - danielle.heynickx@filmfestival.be).

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