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SPECIAL CRYSTAL PINE AWARD FINALISTS

Here are 39 finalists out of 177 eligible scores for the Special Crystal Pine Award.         “All Is Lost,” Alex Ebert, composer       “Alone Yet Not Alone,” William Ross, composer       “August: Osage County,” Gustavo Santaolalla, composer       “The Book Thief,” John Williams, composer        “The Call,” John Debney, composer       “Captain Phillips,” Henry Jackman, composer     […]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2014!

We are open for submissions! Composers can submit film music through the ISFMF’s online entry form. Awards for the best film scores: Application period will run until June 30th 2014 the latest. The Artistic Board of the festival will conduct selection of movies for nominations, and the criteria will be determined in relation to the quality and originality of the score. Only films with the production date between January 1st 2013. […]

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ISFMF WINNERS

Finally, we have the winners!  Congratulations to all!   GOLDEN PINE, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Winners: Clint Eastwood Ryuichi Sakamoto Gerald Fried   CRYSTAL PINE, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE | FEATURE FILM Winner: FOOTNOTE (He’arat Shulayim) - Amit Poznansky | Israel Grand Prix: THE SPECTACULAR NOW - Rob Simonsen | USA LOOPER - Nathan Johnson | USA Other Nominees:  AGNUS DEI (Agnus Dei) - Mendi Mengjiqi | Kosovo THE ANGEL IN THE FOG (El Ángel entre la Niebla) - Dan Aniés | Spain HYDE’S SECRET NIGHTMARE - Kristian Sensini | Italy […]

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“MEL & LITTLE THUNDERS” HAVE JOINED THE ISFMF LINEUP

“MEL & LITTLE THUNDERS” HAVE JOINED THE ISFMF LINEUP

 A fantastic new band has joined to the music program “Film, music and all that jazz” on Saturday, October 26th. As well as Croatian jazz performers Zdenka Kovačiček & Branko Bogunović Pif and Damir Kukuruzović Django Group, the program has joined Mel & Little Thunders, trained musicians united in the love of jazz, swing, gypsy swing and music in general. “Mel & Little Thunders” perform gypsy swing standards, jazz standards, […]

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CLINT EASTWOOD, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO AND GERALD FRIED TO RECEIVE GOLDEN PINE AWARDS FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

We are happy to inform you that the Jury and the board of the ISFMF decided to add one more name to our Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Along with Clint Eastwood and Ryuichi Sakamoto, ISFMF will award Golden Pine to Gerald Fried. Fried is an Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winning American composer who collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on his early films, such as The Killing (1956) and Paths of Glory (1957), but […]

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PERFORMERS AT the 1ST ISFMF – FILM MUSIC AND ALL THAT JAZZ

PERFORMERS AT the 1ST ISFMF – FILM MUSIC AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Music program of the festival (October 26th at cafe Havana in Samobor, Croatia) will host excellent Croatian musical performers. Since the main theme of the first year festival is Film, music and all that jazz, conveniently, program will include great jazz musician, performing the best of jazz on film. MUSIC PROGRAM October 26th 2013 at cafe Havana: 20:30 Zdenka Kovačiček & Branko Bogunović – PIF 22:30 Damir Kukuruzović Django Group […]

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1st ISFMF OCTOBER 26th 2013. – FILM, MUSIC AND ALL THAT JAZZ

The first International Samobor Film Music Festival – October 26th 2013. Topic: Film, music and all that jazz Association for festival organization ISFMF in cooperation with the Town of Samobor, presents the first international festival of film music in Samobor. The festival will be held on Saturday, October 26th 2013th at the official location of the festival, Café Havana, in the center of Samobor . Music program of the festival […]

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ISFMF NOMINATIONS

The day has come. We would like to thank artists from all over the world who sent us 312 film scores. Our jury and board had a very tough job creating the list of nominees, but here it is. Congratulations to everyone!   GOLDEN PINE, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Winners: Clint Eastwood Ryuichi Sakamoto Gerald Fried   BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, FEATURE FILM Nominees:  AGNUS DEI (Agnus Dei) – Mendi Mengjiqi | […]

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SPECIAL CRYSTAL PINE AWARD FINALISTS

Our jury is announcing the finalists for the Special Crystal Pine Award nominations. There are 33 finalists out of 110 eligible scores. Full list of all nominees will be announced soon. Arbitrage, Cliff Martinez, composer Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli, composer Argo, Alexandre Desplat, composer Beasts of the Southern Wild, Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, composers Being Flynn, Damon Gough, composer The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Thomas Newman, composer Chasing Ice, […]

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Greatest of the Week: ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD

Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) is considered one of the founders of film music, along with music giants Alfred Newman and Max Steiner.  Korngold won the Academy Award for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1938, widely recognized as one of the best film scores ever composed. Korngold’s biographer Brendan G. Carroll wrote about his music the following: Treating each film as an ‘opera without singing’ […]

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