World Soundtrack Awards 2020 – Film music program moves online

The 20th anniversary edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, that was going to have in-person masterclasses, panels, and meet & greets on 22-24 October 2020, besides a very special online concert on Saturday 24th of October 2020 @ 20:00h CET (read more), has decided to go fully online, due to the actual COVID-19 situation in Belgium & Europe.

World Soundtrack Awards 2020 - Film music program moves online


Official Statement:

“Dear film music aficionado,


These are confusing and difficult times, for all of us. The safety of our audience, our guests and our crew is of the utmost importance. Due to the current circumstances, we will adapt our WSA industry programme.


Because of the international nature of our WSA audience, we deem it prudent to no longer go ahead with a live WSA industry programme. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. Instead, the WSA has opted to continue with a limited online programme, while also moving some events to next year.


Luckily, for film music fans all over the world, the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert will be a free, online edition, livestreamed on 24 October, 8pm CET. From anywhere in the world, from behind your laptop, smartphone or tablet, you will be able to follow the award ceremony and concert.


Check our website and follow our Vimeo and Youtube channels to make sure you don’t miss our exclusive online content, which will be available from Saturday 24 October onwards.”


Full online program of this 20th edition:

“20th World Soundtrack Awards – Saturday 24 October

Are you ready for the biggest online film music event of the year? On Saturday 24 October, 8pm CET, the World Soundtrack Awards celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a unique livestream, available worldwide. Discover who this year’s winners are of the coveted World Soundtrack Awards and enjoy a pre-recorded concert by Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor conducted by Dirk Brossé. Register here!


Masterclass with Alexandre Desplat

Exclusively for the WSA, five-time winner of the Film Composer of the Year Award Alexandre Desplat sat down with Matt Mueller of Screen International to talk about his many creative collaborations. Get to know the ins & outs of Desplat’s process and learn from the very best.


Maestro Dirk Brossé in conversation with WSA guests Alexandre Desplat and Gabriel Yared

For the special occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the World Soundtrack Awards, FFG music director Dirk Brossé spoke with guest of honour Alexandre Desplat and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Gabriel Yared about how they approach composing for screen, their writing process and where they get their inspiration from.


Panel talk on Composer Diversity

To discuss the issue of diversity in composing for screen, the WSA has recorded an online panel talk on the topic. Michael Abels (2019 Discovery of the Year), Lolita Ritmans (2020 WSA nominee for Public Choice) and WSAcademy members Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Baldenweg and Nainita Desai get into an interesting conversation, moderated by Milena Fessmann.”


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