Welcome to the
INDIE FILM MUSIC CONTEST
A COMPETITION, FOCUSING ON MUSICAL STORYTELLING WHILE IGNORING SOUND QUALITY TO GIVE BEGINNERS A FAIR CHANCE TO COMPETE.
Inspiring You to Compose
This international filmscoring contest is for composers of all ages all around the world and to give young composer an even better chance, we split the contest into two age groups.
We know that most beginner composers don’t have great sample libraries or know how to orchestrate well and are therefore discouraged by most competitions to participate. However, we think there is nothing better than a competition to motivate aspiring composers to create.
What makes this Contest Special
We won’t judge by criteria like mixing and mastering or the quality of the sound. If you only have a piano and your phone to record it, you stand the same chances as someone with thousand dollars worth of orchestra libraries and experience in orchestrating.
We look only at the creative ideas you use to tell the story of this film with your music.
April 2nd – June 4th, 2021
June 25th, 2021
June 11th, 2021, 8 pm CET
July 2nd, 2021
WIN AMAZING PRIZES
All contestants can win these great prizes, courtesy of our corporate sponsors:
We are proud to announce that our judges evaluate every single one of your submissions compared to other film scoring competitions where the initial evaluation is done by a different panel. They also won’t be able to know who’s submission they’re evaluating to make any conscious or unconscious discrimination impossible.
Lolita Ritmanis is an Emmy award winning composer. She has been nominated 10 times, and won the coveted statue for her work on the Warner Bros. series “Batman Beyond.” In 2019 she composed the 70 minute symphonic and choral score for the critically acclaimed film “Blizzard of Souls,” winning the…
Hailed by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers as a “Composer to Watch”, composer Grant Fonda has collaborated with numerous creatives on a wide array of notable films, including the acclaimed The Dating Project (dir. Jonathan Cipiti, 2018), the award-winning…
For the past three decades Eric has been one of the busiest freelance composers in Los Angeles. He has composed, orchestrated and conducted the music for over 300 episodes of animated series produced by Disney (Quack Pack, Darkwing Duck, Hercules, Goof Troop and Bonkers) and Warner Bros…
Known for creating poignant soundscapes, Emer Kinsella is an Irish composer based in LA who has been involved in critically-acclaimed films, television series, and live performances. Having played violin since the age of two, her scores often combine introspective strings with electronic sounds and…
Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Cameron Patrick is a graduate of the University of Queensland and the University of Southern California, graduating from their Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program in 1989. He spent 29 years based in Los Angeles, where he…
If you want to, the judges will give you personal, individual feedback.
When writing the individual feedback the judges will put in much more time than just judging your submission. Therefore, and since these are highly skilled professionals that deserve to be compensated accordingly, it involves an additional fee and you’ll receive feedback from only one of the judges but it will be thorough and look something like this.
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