Film Music Competition


Thursday, September 27, 2012, 19.00 Tonhalle, grosser Saal

Film music is of great significance – yet rarely the subject of targeted promotion, particularly in the German-speaking world. And we aim to change that. In collaboration with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the first International Film Music competition takes place in 2012 during the 8th Zurich Film Festival. Participants were asked to create a film music score for symphony orchestra to the short film EVERMORE by Swiss filmmaker Philip Hofmänner. Composers from around the world aged 35 and under were eligible to enter. Jury members David Zinman, Annette Focks, Philip Hofmänner and Henning Lohner chose the five finalists from 145 entries in the run-up to the Zurich Film Festival. Their works will now be world premiered at a finalist concert. The jury will announce the winner at the Tonhalle – and a Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 10’000 cash prize will be the reward.


Part 1: International Film Music Competition

World premiere performance of soundtracks to the film EVERMORE by Philip Hofmänner (CH 2011)

Finalists: Adrian Diery (Australia), Jan Glembotzki (Japan), Anze Rozman (Slovenia), Adam Zurada (Poland), Michael Künstle (Switzerland)

Part 2: Film Music Classics

Performance of five film music classics

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Overture to CAPTAIN BLOOD, Max Steiner: Title music (Tara) from GONE WITH THE WIND, Bernhard Herrmann: Suite from VERTIGO, Nino Rota: Suite from THE GODFATHER, John Williams: Suite from STAR WARS