ISFMF 2023 – 11th edition in July & October

International Sound & Film Music Festival – ISFMF reaches its 11th edition in 2023, and as it did last year (read more), the festival will be celebrated in several Croatian locations and dates: In July in Pula and in October in Samobor.


Sunday, 23rd of July 2023 – Pula, Croatia

In just one month, the Crystal Pine Awards for Lifetime Achievement ceremony & the screening of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ will be celebrated at the Roman Amphitheater in Pula, on one of the biggest screens in Europe, with special guests in attendance.

ISFMF 2023 - 11th edition in July & October


Official announcement:

“ISFMF will deliver Crystal Pine Awards for Lifetime Achievement in both film sound and film music categories, in the magnificent 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheater in Pula (Croatia), to Michael Minkler and Howard Shore. Michael Minkler is a three-time Academy Award winning Sound Re-recording Mixer who has mixed over 275 motion pictures over the last five decades. He was awarded the Oscar for Black Hawk DownChicago, and Dreamgirls. He has received many other awards including the Career Achievement Award from the Cinema Audio Society, Three BAFTA Awards for Star WarsJFK and Chicago. Also two Emmys.


It is fair to say that Minkler has collaborated with most of Hollywood’s elite producers and directors. Howard Shore is one of today’s premier composers whose music is performed in concert halls around the world by the most prestigious orchestras and is heard in cinemas across the globe. Shore’s musical interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imaginative world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, as portrayed in the films directed by Peter Jackson, have enthralled people of all generations for years. This work stands as his most acclaimed composition to date awarding him with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes as well as numerous critic’s and festival awards.


Special guest of the evening will be Mark Ulano, a four times Oscar nominee, most recently for Once Upon a Time in HollywoodAd Astra and Inglorious Bastards. His work on Titanic won him an Academy Award for Sound Mixing as well as the Cinema Audio Society Award for Best Sound mixing for a Feature Film. Most recently, his work can be heard on Whitney Houston: I wanna dance with somebody and in 2023 on the new Martin Scorsese spring release: Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio


After the awarding ceremony, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the film, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will be screened on one of the biggest screens in Europe, accompanied with the best sound system for creating a unique experience for the audience.”

ISFMF 2023 - 11th edition in July & October


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Tickets (23/7/2023 – 21:00h // 150-263 HRK / 20-35 €)


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12th – 15th October 2023 in Samobor, Croatia

The official festival program will take place in Samobor, Croatia from 12 – 15 of October 2023 and it will bring unique content both for the industry and for the public. This year the festival will bring the official selection screenings with special guests, open talks with authors, the Crystal Pine Awarding ceremony, and amazing music performances by international stars.


Some of the confirmed guests are Oscar winners Steven Price (Gravity, Marley, Last Night in Soho) and Christopher Benstead (Gravity, Wrath of Man), Daniel Norgren (The Eight Mountains), Stephen Rennicks (The Quiet Girl). Full program will be announced in September.


As usual, SoundTrackFest will bring you more information as soon as it is available.

ISFMF 2023 - 11th edition in July & October


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