Film Music Competition

 

One film – five musical experiences – one winner

Once a year the Zurich Film Festival and the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich collaborate with the Forum Filmmusik to present the International Film Music Competition.

Composers of any age, any nationality and any domicile who have not set more than 3 feature films (longer than 60 minutes) to music are eligible to participate.

The competition requires entrants to compose a brand new score for a short film of about 5 minutes. The film is selected in advance by the organisers and made available for download.

Five finalists will be invited to Zurich for the premiere of their compositions. These are performed live in front of a public audience by the renowned Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. An annually changing international jury of experts chooses the winning composition on the same night, and awards the Golden Eye for "Best International Film Music" endowed with a CHF 10'000 cash prize.

7th International Film Music Competition 2018

This year’s International Film Music Competition asks entrants to score HAPPINESS. This short animation film by the renowned London-based illustrator Steve Cutts has garnered over 1.2 million plays on Vimeo in just three months and has been selected to receive its ‘Best of the Year’ accolade. HAPPINESS tells the story of a rodent's relentless search for happiness and fulfilment in a consumer-driven society. The video file can now be downloaded for free.

The competition entry fee is € 75; there is an early bird fee of just € 50 if you register before April 20, 2018. Entries must be received on or before June 1, 2018.

A download link for the film to be scored and further information about entering the International Film Music Competition can be found at filmmusiccompetition.ch.

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