World Soundtrack Awards film music festival, that has its 19th edition on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th of October, 2019 in Ghent (Belgium), is celebrating its annual ‘Composition Contest for Young International Film Music Composers’.
The award, also known as the SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer, was created by the World Soundtrack Academy and is worth 2.500 €.
Candidates must be under 36 years old and will be asked to compose a symphonic score for a scene from the occult thriller ‘Don’t Look Now (1973)’ by the late director Nicolas Roeg and scored by Pino Donaggio. A jury composed out of international film and music professionals will carefully select the final three (3) compositions. These finalists will be invited to a three-day visit in Ghent where they will have the chance to get in touch with international film music professionals.
Registrations will be accepted until Friday, 31 May 2019, 10 am CET, and then, the composition must be submitted by 7 June 2019.
The compositions of the three finalists will be performed during the 19th World Soundtrack Awards, on 18 October 2019, by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé. After the performance, the winner of the SABAM Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer will be announced.
More information and links to the rules for the competition: