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The mission of the festival of film music ISFMF is the promotion and preservation of film music as an irreplaceable element of cinematography which is a great art itself. Also, the mission is to expand awareness among the audience and filmmakers on the importance of original music in film.

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Jean-Michel Bernard joue la musique de Alfi Kabiljo

Photo gallery from the final ISFMF event celebrating 30 year of diplomacy between Croatia and France. The event, as a result of a international cooperation project, was held in Paris on 19th of October 2022. It aimed to present some of the most beautiful melodies composed by Alfi Kabiljo, one of the greatest Croatian composers, conductor, arranger, pianist and songwritter. He is known as a composer of a wide range […]

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Standing ovation to film music at the ISFMF in Samobor

The final event of the 10th edition of the International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) named ‘Cinema mon amour‘ took place on 9th of October at the Samobor Cinema. The concert repertoire was divided into two parts. In the first part, the renowned French pianist, who is also a film composer, Jean-Michel Bernard, performed some pieces composed by Alfi Kabiljo one of the most recognized Croatian composer for film […]

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ISFMF announces the special guests at Samobor 2022 edition, 7 – 9 October

The second part of the festival’s anniversary is celebrated from October 7 to 9, from Friday to Sunday, in the place where it all began – Samobor. The picturesque town, the most beautiful pearl of continental Croatia, will thus host the festival and its top program and guests. Even two Oscar winners grace the guest list: composer and director Stephen Warbeck (who won an Oscar for music in the film […]

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Scott Millan awarded with the ISFMF Lifetime Achievement Award

One of the greatest historical film, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, was shown yesterday evening in Pula, Croatia on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of International Sound & Film Music Festival.  The film was screened for the first time in the venue where it truly belongs – the Old Roman Amphitheatre, one of the largest and best-preserved amphitheaters in the world. On the most beautiful stage in the world, Scott Millan’s […]

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Announcing an exciting ISFMF 10th edition this year

This year International Sound & Film Music Festival celebrates its 10th edition! To honor this special occasion the festival program will take place in two cities: Pula, which has been our wonderful host for already 5 years and Samobor, the beautiful town, also known as “Little Venice” where ISFMF was founded and had its 1st edition, 10 years ago. The 2022 program will start in Pula with a unique event […]

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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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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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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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