World Soundtrack Awards 2018 – Industry Events

Today starts Film Fest Gent (9-19 Oct 2018), followed next week by the 18th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards film music festival (17-18 Oct 2018).


During this year’s World Soundtrack Awards, several industry-related events will be held, to provide an opportunity for music film professionals and students to gather together, exchange, learn and debate.


Here you have all the information about those events:

Tuesday 16/10 – 9:00h-16:30h – Film Music & Sound Seminar – Theaterzaal Vooruit

This year’s edition of the Film Music & Sound Seminar focuses on artistic collaboration between filmmaker, composer, and sound designer, having the privilege to count with two core collaborators of the Coen Brothers: world renowned composer Carter Burwell and sound designer Skip Lievsay.


Moderated by dr. Martine Huvenne, they will discuss their collaboration, the changes, and development during their careers, and their view on the importance and impact of sound and music in film.


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World Soundtrack Awards 2018 - Film Music & Sound Seminar


Wednesday 17/10 – 9:00-18:00h – World Soundtrack Awards Industry Day – Theaterzaal Vooruit

Hosted by composer Vasco Hexel (Royal College of Music in London), the Industry Day will include different masterclasses and panels throughout the day, where guest speakers will discuss ‘hot topics’ within the international film (music) industry.


Morning sessions:

  • Showcase by SPITFIRE AUDIO
  • Introduction on IMMERSIVE SOUND by Auro Technologies
  • ‘Who’s Who in the International Film (music) Industry’ by Lucy Bright (Music Sales)
  • Masterclass ‘Orchestration & building your own sound ID’ by composer Florencia di Concilio
  • ‘What’s publicity and how should one take advantage of it?’ by publicist Chandler Poling (White Bear PR)


Afternoon sessions:

  • Panel discussion about ‘The Reality of Rejected Scores’ with Robert Townson (Varèse Sarabande), moderated by Vasco Hexel
  • A conversation on ‘The Craft of Music Supervision’ in association with the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors with music supervisors Amelia Hartley (Peaky Blinders & Black Mirror), Catherine Grieves (You Were Never Really Here; London Spy; Les Misérables) and Lucy Bright (Assassin’s Creed; Marjorie Prime), moderated by Air Edel‘s Maggie Rodford.
  • A masterclass on ‘Scoring for New (interactive) Media’ with amongst others video game composers Joe Henson & Alexis Smith aka The Flight (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey) and Brian D’Oliveira (Resident Evil 7 & Shadow of the Tomb Raider) moderated by François-Xavier Dupas from the Music Faculty at the Montreal University.
  • Panel on the ‘Work Flow between filmmaker, composer and editor’ with Alain Dessauvage (editor Girl & Bullhead), moderated by musician Oliver Patrice Weder.


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World Soundtrack Awards 2018 - Industry Day


Thursday 18/10 – 14:30-17:30h – Masterclass sound mixing & editing – KASKcinema

Sound editor Val Kuklowsky, who has worked on over 100 titles such as ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Game of Thrones’, will be the instructor for this masterclass.


Film Fest Gent‘s film program focuses on Hungarian cinema this year, and Kuklowsky will explain the different workflows between the well-structured sound teams in Hollywood, and the less hierarchically organized teams working for European productions. In doing so, the Oscar-winning Hungarian film Son Of Saul will be highlighted as an example of groundbreaking European production in the field of sound design.


More information:


This event is SOLD OUT at this moment!!

World Soundtrack Awards 2018 - Masterclass



Regarding tickets for the events, these are the options and the link to purchase them:


Film Music Seminar – €20 / €15*

Industry Day – €20 / €15*

Combi Seminar, Industry Day – €35 / €25*

Masterclass Sound Mixing & Editing – €20 / €15*/ free**

Combi Seminar, Industry Day and Masterclass – €35 / €25*


NOTE: Networking lunch included in all events (except masterclass)

*students & Film Fest Gent 2018 accreditation

** With a combi ticket for the seminar and industry day you get free entrance for the masterclass


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