Film Music Competition - a commitment to film music of the future

08. April 2013

Introduced in 2012, the International Film Music Competition will now become an integral part of the Zurich Film Festival’s supporting programme. The competition venue will alternate between one of the festival cinemas and the Tonhalle Zürich. Composers from around the globe are once again invited to enter their film scores and compete for the Golden Eye for ‘Best International Film Music 2013’, an award endowed with a 10’000 CHF cash prize. The select short film for this year's competition is REIGN OF DEATH (2009, Matthew Savage), which will be ready for download as of April 15, 2013. The five best entries will premiere on September 27 at Sihlcity’s Arena Cinemas during a film music concert performed by the Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO) and the Zurich Jazz Orchestra (ZJO) under the musical direction of André Bellmont. An international jury will choose the winning composition on the same evening. Competition details and entry forms are now available at