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ISFMF 2021: Crystal Pine Award for Lifetime Achievement

ISFMF’s Crystal Pine Award for Lifetime Achievement this year goes to Alfi Kabiljo. Alfi Kabiljo (Zagreb, 1935), composer, conductor, arranger, piano player, lyrics and libretto writer and producer. He attended the private music school of Croatian composer and music educationalist Rudolf Matz, and then graduated from the Vatroslav Lisinski Music School in Zagreb. He did further studies in composition in Paris. He is a graduate architect. Possessed of an international […]

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The 2021 edition of ISFMF from 23 – 24 of October

The Festival Board is so thrilled to announce that this year 1.015 films competed for Crystal Pine Award in the following categories: Best Original Score | Feature Film, Best Original Score | Documentary Feature, Best Original Score | Short film (live-action, documentary and animated), Best Original Score | Series, Best Original Song | Feature Film.   After publishing the film selection, the nominations in each category will be officially announced […]

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2020 EDITION PHOTO GALLERY

For all of you who wanted to visit the International Sound & Film Music Festival this year, but were not able due to the Covid-19 restrictions and uncertainties, here we share some photos from the eight edition of the Festival. We were happy to have all your support coming from all around the World, it really meant a lot to us, especially this year! We can only hope that thing […]

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THE CHALLENGES OF A NEW ERA

An international roundtable on the occasion of the 2020 ISFMF Festival in Pula, Croatia A group of seasoned professionals from the film and music industries gathered to address the current situation. Our goal was to exchange experiences, thoughts and – perhaps – ideas for solutions in this very extraordinary period, which has seen our businesses (as well as our personal lives) being extremely influenced by the global outbreak of SARS-COV2. […]

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Save the date for Crystal Pine Awards on 20 OCT 2019

On Sunday, 20th of October 2019 International Sound & Film Music Festival will celebrate the nominees and winners of it’s 7th edition! The gala event will start at 8:00 pm, at the conference center of the hotel Park Plaza Histria, Pula, Croatia. In the official festivals’ categories the CRYSTAL PINE AWARDS for best original score, best sound in feature film, documentaries and short, and the HORIZON AWARD for best music […]

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2018 YEAR OVERVIEW

Yes, this is the time of the year when we look back and think of the people, situations, projects, trips, works we experienced in the last 12 months. So we are here, at ISFMF office thinking of this year and all of you who participated and contributed to ISFMF 2018 edition. The list is so long and we want to thank all of you and try not to forget anyone! […]

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PRESENTING SPECIAL GUESTS 2018 – PATRICK DE CAUMETTE

Patrick de Caumette A four-time EMMY winning composer, audio director, music supervisor and guitarist, Patrick de Caumette creates original scores internationally, serving the film, TV, video game and advertising industries. Patrick has produced soundtracks for Walt Disney, ABC, Comcast, Canal +, UbiSoft, SYFY, USA Network… Born in France, and currently residing in Philadelphia, Patrick de Caumette studied music at the Berklee College of Music (Berklee Faculty Award 1984). As an […]

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PRESENTING SPECIAL GUEST 2018 – ELIS LOVRIĆ

Elis Lovrić Heartfelt and candid, soaked in childhood memories of her native land and the sea, the music of Elis Lovrić conjures profound emotions by means of her captivating voice and a guitar. This gifted Croatian singer – songwriter, actress and poet explores the rich musical tradition of her native region (Istria, a peninsula located in the North – West of Croatia), blending acoustic guitar, traditional instrumentation and contemporary production […]

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PRESENTING SPECIAL GUESTS 2018 – ALFONS KARABUDA

Alfons Karabuda is a Swedish composer, president of European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), member of the executive board at International Music Council (IMC), CEO of the Swedish Performing Rights Society and executive chairman of the Swedish Association of Composers, Songwriters & Lyricists. Karabuda has also, as EU cultural politics personality, part of producing the fist ever UNHRC report on artistic rights in 2013. He has been a driving force […]

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PRESENTING SPECIAL GUESTS 2018 – NINA KRALJIC

Nina Kraljić is a Croatian singer-songwriter and voice actress. She is known for winning season one of The Voice in Croatia and for being a finalist in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song Lighthouse. Nina Kraljic is the winner of the Croatian Porin award for Croatia’s best new act of 2016. Her debut album Samo was released on 30 September 2016.  

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