A total of 304 composers from 44 countries all over the world participated in the 7th International Film Music Competition, and were judged by an international expert jury composed of 4 members: Cliff Martinez (president, film composer), Christine Aufderhaar (film composer), Sabine Gisiger (film director) and Frank Strobel (conductor of the award concert).
With a submission deadline on 1 June 2018, participants were invited to score the 4‑minute short film HAPPINESS by Steve Cutts for symphony orchestra.
The selected five participants are the following:
- Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi (Romania)
- Baptiste Cathelin (Canada)
- Antoine Duchêne (France)
- Juan J. Ochoa (Spain)
- Lente Verelst (Belgium)
These five compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Maag (Zurich) tonight, 4 October 2018. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2018” endowed with CHF 10.000 (8.788 €).
The concert of today, October 4th, will have the following program, and will be repeated tomorrow Friday 5th with some variations:
Tickets for both concerts:
Thursday, Oct 4th – 19h – Tonhalle Maag (Konzertsaal) – 35-120 CHF (31-106 €)
Friday, Oct 5th – 22h – Tonhalle Maag (Konzertsaal) – 20-55 CHF (18-48 €)
The 7th International Film Music Competition ceremony will take place during the 14th Zurich Film Festival (27 September – 7 October 2018) and is organized by Zurich Film Festival, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik.