World Soundtrack Awards 2019 – Industry Events

The festival World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 19th edition this week, on 17-18 October 2019 in Ghent (Belgium), with two big Concerts (read more) and an Awards Gala (read more), but there’re many more events you shouldn’t miss if you’re in town.


Film Music Seminar ‘ Creative Partnership’ – With Marco Beltrami

[October 17th, Kinepolis (9:30h – 12:30h)]

Dr. Martine Huvenne will host a panel with two-time Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami to talk about his impressive career, filled to the brim with acclaimed, high-profile projects. Often finding his inspiration in a film’s sound, Beltrami blurs the line between symphonic masterpieces and electronic soundtracks, the latter being heavily influenced by the mentoring of Italian avant-garde composer Luigi Nono.


Composer Talk with Hildur Guðnadóttir

[October 17th, Kinepolis (14:30h – 16:00h)]

Over the past year, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir rose to prominence as one of film music’s most promising revelations. In 2018 she earned a nomination for the World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award for her work on ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, and in the meantime, her score for HBO’s hit series ‘Chernobyl’ has caught the ear of international audiences, with her soundtrack for the movie ‘Joker’ being her latest hit. In this composer talk, we will discover more about Hildur Guðnadóttir, led by Robert Kraft (Fox Music’s president from 1994 to 2012, and producer of the award-winning independent film ‘SCORE: A Film Music Documentary’).


Meet & Greet

[October 18th, Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof (10:30h – 12:00h)]

Patrick Duynslaegher and Dirk Brossé will welcome the central guests of the World Soundtrack Awards during a Q&A, followed by a Meet & Greet session, where you will have the chance to have your copy of the CD ‘Marco Beltrami: Music for Film’ signed (read more).



Film Music Seminar – 5€* – Tickets

Composer Talk – 5€* – Tickets

Meet & Greet – 15€** – Tickets


* Free for students & Film Fest Gent 2019 accreditation

** Free entrance with World Soundtrack Awards ticket, reservation necessary via


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