Krakow FMF 2019 – Audiovisual forum – Masterclasses, Meet & Greets, Panels

In less than two weeks, the Krakow Film Music Festival (Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej w Krakowie) will start its 12th edition, to be celebrated 14-21, May 2019. As it is usual, to the already announced vast concert program (read more), an intense masterclass/panel/meeting offer has been added with the 7th edition of the FMF Audiovisual Forum, holding more than 15 events.

Krakow FMF 2019 - Audiovisual Forum


In those events, you can find meetings with composers Alexandre Desplat, Craig Armstrong, Antonio Sanchez, Bartosz Chajdecki, Arek Grochowski, Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, Łukasz Targosz, Atanas Valkov, Richard Bellis, Matthijs Kieboom, Gary Marlowe & Maciej Zieliński, also with orchestra conductor Erik Ochsner, as well as with film director Krzysztof Zanussi. In the masterclasses and panels, you can find people from the industry side of film music world, such as Ray Costa, Robert Townson, Michael Todd, Nikola Bojcev, Pedro Mérida, Robert Piaskowski or George Christopoulos among many others.


Surprisingly, composer Don Davis is not featured on any panel or even in a special Meet & Greet, and as we have recently known, Bruno Coulais won’t be able to finally attend the festival due to last minute obligations (watch video).


SoundTrackFest would like to highlight one panel in this list, the one to be celebrated on Saturday, May 18th at 15:30h entitled ‘From Passion to Promotion: The Love of Film Music’ which will be hosted by SoundTrackFest’s founder & director Gorka Oteiza, having a very interesting list of speakers with Nikola Bojcev, Pedro Mérida, Marco Patrignani, João Santos & Robert Piaskowski; many of them in charge of Europe’s most important film music festivals.


You can find the summary of the whole 7th FMF Audiovisual Forum program below (all the events to be held at the Pałac Krzysztofory, as usual, unless specified otherwise):

  • 15/5/2019 – WED – 14:45h – WORKSHOP – Mixed double – Team Work of Engineer and Composer in Film
    • With Hans-Martin Buff, Gary Marlowe (link)


  • 15/5/2019 – WED – 16:00h – PANEL – Schooling for Scoring: Film Music Education Platforms
    • With Samya Papasoff, Pauline Patoux, Richard Bellis, Mateusz Bień, George Christopoulos, Thomas De Keere / Host: Eleni Mitsiaki (link)


  • 16/5/2019 – THU – 10:00h – MASTERCLASS – An Arranger’s Tale: From Screen to Concert Hall
    • With Thomas Bryła, Nikiforos Chrysoloras, Jan Sanejko / Host: Eleni Mistiaki (link)


  • 16/5/2019 – THU – 11:15h – PANEL – Behind the Scenes of Dracula Live in Concert
    • With Thomas Bryła, Fernando Carmena, Dan Goldwasser, Pedro Mérida, Robert Piaskowski / Host: Robert Townson (link)


  • 16/5/2019 – THU – 12:30h – MEETING – Polish Soundtrack of the Year – discussion about nominated compositions
    • With Bartosz Chajdecki, Arek Grochowski, Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, Łukasz Targosz, Atanas Valkov / Host: Dagmara Romanowska (link)


  • 16/5/2019 – THU – 14:30h – MEETING – Krzysztof Zanussi: The Master and His Passions for Music
    • With Krzysztof Zanussi / Host: Łukasz Maciejewski (link)


  • 16/5/2019 – THU – 16:00h – MEETING – Alexandre Desplat: Life with Music
    • With Alexandre Desplat / Host: Magdalena Miśka-Jackowska (link) – Place: ICE Kraków Congress Centre, S2


  • 17/5/2019 – FRI – 10:00h – MASTERCLASS – Musical Coverage in Contemporary Film
    • With Katarzyna Figat, Małgorzata Przedpełska-Bieniek (link)


  • 17/5/2019 – FRI – 11:45h – PANEL – Working with Kilar – Friendship, Cooperation and Restoration of His Works After Years
    • With Małgorzata Przedpełska-Bieniek, Janina Warzecha, Thomas Bryła / Host: Maria Wilczek-Krupa (link)


  • 17/5/2019 – FRI – 16:30h – MASTERCLASS – Antonio Sánchez: The Birdman Experience
    • With Antonio Sánchez / Host: Łukasz Cioch (link) – Place: ICE Kraków Congress Centre, S1


  • 18/5/2019 – SAT – 10:00h – PANEL – Execs! The Role of Studios and Publishers
    • With Sony/ATV Music Publishing Poland, Universal Music Polska, Warner Music Poland / Host: Michael Todd (link)


  • 18/5/2019 – SAT – 11:15h – MEETING – Craig Armstrong: The Value of Versatility
    • With Craig Armstrong / Host: Simon Greenaway (link)


  • 18/5/2019 – SAT – 12:30h – PANEL – Music in Andrzej Wajda’s Films
    • With Anna G. Piotrowska, Zygmunt Konieczny, Stanisław Radwan / Host: Rafał Syska (link)


  • 18/5/2019 – SAT – 14:15h – PANEL – How to Write about Film Music?
    • With Maja Baczyńska, Krzysztof Siwoń, Paweł Piotrowicz / Host: Dagmara Romanowska (link)


  • 18/5/2019 – SAT – 15:30h – PANEL – From Passion to Promotion: The Love of Film Music
    • With Nikola Bojcev, Pedro Mérida, Marco Patrignani,  João Santos, Robert Piaskowski / Host: Gorka Oteiza (link)


  • 19/5/2019 – SUN – 11:00h – PANEL – Film Music Soundtrack – And What’s Next?
    • With Robert Townson, Maciej Zieliński, Pedro Mérida, Erik Ochsner / Host: Magdalena Miśka-Jackowska, Matthijs Kieboom (link)


  • 19/5/2019 – SUN – 12:15h – MASTERCLASS – The Rewards of Awards: Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Oscars
    • With Ray Costa / Host: Łukasz Cioch (link)


All the information about Krakow FMF, present and past editions, grouped in SoundTrackFest:


Official website:


Official video of Krakow FMF 2019: