It's time to score!
Film Music Competition 2023
The short film AU REVOIR JÉRÔME! by Chloé Farr, Gabrielle Selnet, and Adam Sillard has been officially selected as the one to be scored for the 11th edition of the International Film Music Competition IFMC that will take place during the Zurich Film Festival ZFF (September 28 - October 8, 2023).
Those interested in the competition organized by the ZFF, the Tonhalle Association Zurich, and the Forum Filmmusik are invited to download here (free of charge) the 7-minute film to work on the score for symphony orchestra. The portal for uploading the registration documents (score, MP3 files with mockup, and click track) will be available from April 3. Early bird fee is CHF 55 (until April 28). The fee for late submission (deadline on June 2) is CHF 85.
Composers and musicians of any age, nationality, and place of residence who have scored or orchestrated no more than three films longer than 60 minutes (according to IMDb) will be eligible for the Golden Eye "Best International Film Music 2023", which also awards CHF 10,000.
A jury of internationally renowned music professionals and filmmakers will nominate three works from the submissions. The Tonhalle Orchestra will play their scores under the baton of Frank Strobel during the film music concert in the Tonhalle Zurich on September 30. On the same evening, a panel of experts will choose the winner.
The schedule and conditions to participate are detailed here.
The festival's first week will stand out for its special focus on music as SoundTrack_Zurich joins the IFMC. In its fourth edition, STZ will take place from September 29 to October 1, with three intense days of panels, case studies, workshops, and networking activities that aim to enhance the work and presence of Swiss and European film composers on the international scene.