10 21 oct '23
Eleni Karaindrou WSA Great Greek Composers

WSA Film Music Days

Film music has been in Film Fest Ghent's DNA for decades. This unique focus spawns a host of events and projects running across the year, every year. During our annual WSA Film Music Days you can discover our diverse film music programme, culminating with a film music concert and its annual highlight, the World Soundtrack Awards.

20171018 Filmfest Gent 2017 Jerroen Willems 123


No Film Fest Ghent without concerts. Yearly, the festival puts the spotlights on film music with live performances. With, of course, the World Soundtrack Awards as the highlight.

WSA Film Music Days 2022

The WSA Film Music Days offer a peek behind the scenes of the film music world. Filled with panel discussions, interviews, and masterclasses, these talks are a great way to get to know the faces behind the scores we all love. The events delve into how the film music industry operates and evolves. Whether you are a professional, student, or just have a great love for film music, the WSA Film Music Days are the place to make new connections.

WSA Industry Days - Part III - Film Music Seminar with Natalie Holt
20181017 FFGENT 2018 Jeroen Willems 1173

WSA Industry Days

Each year Film Fest Ghent organises the WSA Industry Days: the networking event for both young and established international film (music) professionals to gain insight into new developments, to be part of inspiring discussions and to meet colleagues in the field.

20th filmfestgent cover 3000px100137


Film Fest Ghent and Brussels Philharmonic collaborate to give the film music fans an impressive WSA Album each year. The compilation album honours world-renowned film composers whose music deserves the spotlight.

20181013 FFGENT 2018 Jeroen Willems 832

Composition Contest

Young international film music talents have the chance to participate in the WSA Film Music Composition Contest. At the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert the winner is awarded the prestigious Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer.

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?

Your browser does not meet the minimum requirements to view this website. The browsers below are compatible. If you do not have any of these browsers, click on the icon to download the desired browser.