Krakow Film Music Festival 2024 – Audiovisual Forum

The 17th edition of the Krakow Film Music Festival / Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej w Krakowie (22-26.05.2024) will be starting in a few days, and soon we will have the FMF Audiovisual Forum, free access & free of charge, celebrated at the Potocki Palace (Pałac Potockich).


This is the complete list of activities for the Audiovisual Forum:

Wednesday 22/5/2024

  • 12.00 – 14.00 | Press conference


  • 14.15 – 15.15 | Schindler’s List: Crafting the Film, Shaping Krakow’s Image | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: Allan Starski, Ewa Braun, Waldemar Pokromski, Tomasz Lato – Kroke, dr Edyty Gawron – Galicia Jewish Museum and Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University.
    • Host: Jadwiga Polus
    • Conversation in Polish. Simultaneous PL / EN interpretation.
    • Event co-organised with the Galicia Jewish Museum.


  • 15.30 – 17.00 | SyncCamp Listening Session | Section: PROFESSIONALS
    • Host: Marek Hojda
    • The event is attended by participants and mentors of the SyncCamp in Zakopane.
    • Listening Session is an integral part of the SyncCamp programme, during which participants have the opportunity to present their compositions and exchange opinions with experienced experts from the music and film industry. Listening together to the compositions created during the four days of creative work provides an extraordinary opportunity for SyncCamp participants to present their work, get valuable feedback from experienced experts and build relationships within the music and film industry community.
    • Event entirely in English without translation.
    • Event co-organised with Music Export Poland and the ZAiKS Authors’ Association


Thursday 23/5/2024

  • 9:15 – 10.15 | A Breakdown of How Money Works in Music for Media | Section: PROFESSIONALS
    • Hosts: Marek Hojda – Music Export Poland, Mark Frieser – Sync Summit & Disconic
    • Music used in visual and interactive media is a multi-billion dollar market. The lecture will present the model in which the synchronisation industry operates in the USA and demonstrate the differences in licensing and copyright between the US and Polish markets. The key players in the sync market will be presented, as well as sync fees and types of deals. You will learn who the buyers are, who makes and licenses music, and how you get paid.
    • Lecture in English without translation.
    • Event co-organised with Music Export Poland and the ZAiKS Authors’ Association


  • 10.30 – 12.00 | DEMO: Composing Your Music for Immersive Audio Formats | Section: PROFESSIONALS
    • Host: Carlos Mosquera
    • Experience the mesmerising magic of spatial audio as you embark on a journey through the immersive soundscape of home-produced music. Our presentation unveils the secrets and techniques to craft rich, multidimensional melodies that transport listeners to new realms within the comfort of their own space.
    • Discover the artistry of crafting music for spatial audio at home, as we delve into the captivating world of sound manipulation using industry-leading software such as Sibelius, Dolby Atmos, Pro Tools, and L-ISA. Immerse yourself in the creative process as we unveil the seamless integration of these tools to sculpt breathtaking sonic landscapes that transcend conventional listening experiences.
    • Meeting in English without translation.
    • Event co-organised with Music Export Poland and the ZAiKS Authors’ Association.


  • 12.30 – 14.00 | Bettermaker – do it better! Hybrid mix presentation on Bettermaker equipment | Section: PROFESSIONALS
    • Host: Marek Walaszek
    • A demonstration of hybrid mixing and mastering using Bettermaker equipment – a brand creating solutions with music engineers and producers in mind.
    • Event co-organised with Bettermaker.


  • 15.00 – 16.00 | The Future Score: Music in the world of AI | Pasmo: PROFESSIONALS
    • Guests: Wojciech Urbański, Jakub Gałka – Research Director at, Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, Mary Komasa, Magdalena Król
    • Host: Daniel Krause –
    • AI today – how have AI technologies managed to change our lives so far? Is AI stealing the work of real artists? AI ethics – what should ‘ethical AI’ be characterised by? Where it can be found? The invited experts will try to answer these and other questions.
    • Media partner of the event portal


Friday 24/5/2024

  • 10.00 – 11.30 | Sound Architects and Music Maestros: Creative Collaboration | Section: PROFESSIONALS
    • Host: Michał Fojcik – MPSE
    • What does a sound designer do? What can co-operation between a composer and a sound designer look like and why is it so important? Michał Fojcik talks about the consequences of its absence, the secrets of the workshop through the prism of creativity and examples from award-winning productions.
    • Conversation in English without translation.


  • 13.00 – 14.00 | Echoes from the Deep: Unveiling The Whale’s Immense Soundscape | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: Fiona Cruickshank (AirStudios), Rob Simonsen, Winne Clement
    • Host: Łukasz Cioch
    • Conversation in English. Simultaneous PL/EN interpretation.


  • 14.30 – 15.30 | Beyond Genres: Elliott Goldenthal’s Creative Universe | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guest: Elliot Goldenthal, Dirk Brosse
    • Host: Anette Gentz


  • 15.30 | Rafał Kulczycki RECITAL | Section: PASMO FILM MUSIC LOVERS


Saturday 25/5/2024

  • 11.00 – 12.15 | Exploring Origins and Creative Adaptations in Film Scores | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: Martin Phipps, Paweł Lucewicz, Hernan Castro Fioravanti, Arkadiusz Reikowski, Guido Schultz
    • Host: Daria Druzgała
    • Conversation in English. Simultaneous PL/EN interpretation


  • 12.30 – 13.30 | Film music concerts – trick or treat? | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: Diego Navarro, Robert Piaskowski, Marco Patrigiani, Robert Townson, Ray Costa
    • Host: Paweł Piotrowicz
    • Conversation in English. Simultaneous PL/EN interpretation


  • 14.00 – 15.00 | The Next Step: Advancing the Polish Film Music Market | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: Nominowani do Polskiej Ścieżki Dźwiękowej Roku: Bartosz Chajdecki, Jan Komar, Mary Komasa, Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, Zygmunt Konieczny, Paweł Lucewicz, Jerzy Rogiewicz, Łukasz „L.U.C” Rostkowski, Wojtek Urbański, Lukasz Targosz, , Natalia Zamilska, Hubert Zemler, Karolina Rec-Jarmulska
    • Host: Anna Ceynowa
    • Conversation in Polish. Simultaneous PL/EN interpretation


  • 15.30 – 16.30 | Rejects – a cyberpunk projection | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Host: Marek Walaszek
    • Imagine a world without a future, a world where the pace of life is determined by the daily fight for survival. A world full of modern technology and virtual entertainment. In a highly hierarchical society, some people work hard trying to make a living, while others carelessly take advantage of their hard work. It is difficult to live in such a reality and even more difficult to survive. Transport yourself to this world and try to survive…
    • Rejects is a cyberpunk audiovisual radio play with an international cast. The album originally composed by Maro features, among others, Ghostface Killah, Reakwon from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, as well as Killah Priest, Kool Keith, Cappadonna, P Money, Awich and Deadly Hunta.
    • The world of Rejects is a real journey in time and space. The plot takes place both during dialogues and music. The main character, accompanied by the listener, goes on a journey, meeting artists playing various roles.
    • Musically, Rejects is an eclectic project, oscillating between modern synthetic sound and rap, often in an unusual form. The diversity of compositions is the result of Maro’s many years of experience and reveals his deeply hidden inspirations and desires. The carefully selected selection of musicians and visual artists working on Rejects, developed over several years of preparation, guarantees world-class sound experiences.
    • Event co-organised with Bettermaker.


Sunday 26/5/2024

  • 11.00 – 12.00 | In Tune with Vision: Exploring Director-Composer Collaboration | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: L.U.C., DK Welchman
    • Host: Miriam Cutler
    • Conversation in English. Simultaneous PL/EN interpretation


  • 12.30 – 13.30 | Between Films and Jingles: Alternative Careers in Media Music | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Guests: Roy Lindstone, Rob Simonsen, Maria Surzycka – Shootme, Krzysztof Sulenta – MassiveMusic, Zofia Dutkowska – MassiveMusic
    • Host: Tamara Kamińska
    • Conversation in English. Simultaneous PL/EN interpretation
    • The event is co-organised with MassiveMusic and Shootme.


  • 13.45 – 15.30 | Next Gen Maestros: Spotlight on the FMF YTA Competition Winners | Section: PROFESSIONALS
    • Part I: competition summary, part II: Nicolò Braghiroli, George Christopoulos
    • Host: Miriam Cutler
    • Event entirely in English.


  • 12.00 – 17.00 | PORTAL – Immersive Sound Experience | Cellars of the Potocki Palace | Section: FILM MUSIC LOVERS
    • Artists: Carlos Mosquera, Adriana Corredor Duque
    • Step into an immersive curated experimental experience, meticulously designed to dissipate you from the cacophony of everyday distractions. Within this unique setting, two musicians will become the channel of expression, embarking on a 45-minute live sonic set. Each session promises a fresh and spontaneous composition, this diversity serves as a statement to the musicians’ artistry, sensitivity and creativity, as well as their commitment to providing attendees with an experience of musical innovation. But this experience is more than just a passive listening exercise, as the music and the atmosphere washes over you, it becomes a catalyst portal for introspection and self-discovery, fostering a sense of connection not only to the music itself but also to those sharing the space with you. Participants are encouraged to let go of their inhibitions and immerse themselves fully into the present.

Press release:

The 17th Krakow Film Music Festival is not just about concerts; it also features discussions, meetings, and presentations. Between May 22 and 26, the next edition of the FMF Audiovisual Forum will take place at the Potocki Palace on Krakow’s Market Square. This event is aimed at both the general public and industry professionals, offering a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the world of film music!


Since 2013, the FMF Audiovisual Forum has gathered the most dedicated film music fans. An essential part of the program is the industry-focused Professionals track, while the Film Music Lovers track is designed for the broader public. The forum will open on May 22 at 12:00 PM with a press conference featuring, among others, American composer Elliot Goldenthal and one of Poland’s most outstanding violinists, Agata Szymczewska. On the same day, guests at the Potocki Palace will have the chance to reflect on the impact of Schindler’s List on Krakow’s image. This discussion is part of the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the Polish premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film.


Film music enthusiasts are particularly looking forward to meetings with the most renowned creators. On May 24, we will e into the underwater world of Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale during a conversation with composer Rob Simonsen. On the same day, we will meet Elliot Goldenthal, the composer of soundtracks for films such as Batman Forever, Interview with the Vampire, and Frida. Goldenthal, one of the greatest composers of our time, has been honored with an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, and the Kilar Award.


One of the significant phenomena in contemporary Polish culture is the search for inspiration in folk art. This will be the focus of a discussion on May 25, featuring, among others, Martin Phipps (composer of the score for Ridley Scott’s acclaimed Napoleon) and Arkadiusz Reikowski (winner of the Digital Dragons award for the soundtrack to the game Blacktail). This theme will reappear on May 26 in a conversation with the creators of the film The Peasants – composer Łukasz “L.U.C.” Rostkowski and director DK Welchman. We will also discuss collaboration with sound designers, the dynamic changes brought by AI, and the development prospects of the Polish film music industry.


“Thanks to the support of our partners, the Potocki Palace will be this year a place not only for meetings but also for new experiences: from an immersive sound installation and the presentation of works created at SyncCamp to innovative workshops on hybrid mixing and mastering. Within the FMF Audiovisual Forum, we consistently conduct specialized educational activities, such as the recording session for the winners of the FMF Young Talent Award contest in cooperation with the European Centre for Music in Lusławice and AGH University of Science and Technology,” says Michael Łyczek, Program Director of KBF.


Admission to the events is free. The detailed program can be found on The co-organizer of the FMF Audiovisual Forum is Bettermaker.


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