World Soundtrack Awards 2020 – Public Choice Award – Shortlist

The World Soundtrack Awards that will celebrate online its 20th edition on Saturday 24th of October 2020, has opened the voting round for the Public Choice Award with a shortlist of nominees.


In this award, all film music fans worldwide can cast their personal vote until 31 July 2020, for what they consider to be the best film score of the past 12 months. In 2019 the award was for John Powell for his soundtrack in the movie “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”.

World Soundtrack Awards - Public Choice Award 2019 - John Powell


The score that gets the highest number of votes will receive the World Soundtrack Public Choice Award. The 5 nominated scores will be announced mid-September, and they will be invited to the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony on October 24th.


The shortlist is curated by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA), and we’re glad to see on it the names of two Spanish composers: Alejandro Amenabar (Mientras Dure La Guerra) and Joseba Beristain (Elcano y Magallanes: La Primera Vuelta Al Mundo).


You can read here a special article and a brief interview we had with Joseba Beristain on ‘Elcano y Magallanes: La Primera Vuelta Al Mundo’ last summer:


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