Awards for the Best Film Scores:
Application period will run until July 1st 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 and sound. Only films with the production date between January 1st 2015 and May 1st of the current year, will be considered for nominations.

Selection criteria will be as follows:
1.    Movie/Music/Sound from the film has to be produced within January 1st 2015 and May 1st 2016;
2.    The sender must fill online entry form, sign printable form and send a CD/DVD/Blu-ray with the film music/score to ISFMF’ address;
3.    Selected films must be in accordance with the categories (feature films – 50 minutes and more, short films – 2 min to 49 min, etc.)
4.    The format in which the movie can be sent is DVD, Blu-ray, cine film.

The Crystal Pine Award for best film scores and sound will be awarded in the following categories:
1.    Feature Film – up to 10 nominations
2.    Documentary Feature – up to 5 nominations
3.    Short film (live-action, documentary and animated) – up to 10 nominations


1. Sound Mixing – up to 5 nominations

2. Sound Editing – up to 5 nominations


Special Crystal Pine Award will be awarded besides these categories for the authors who have composed the best music for the world’s best-known movies in the past year – up to 12 nominations.

Lifetime achievement will be awarded the Golden Pine Award.


Jury and Board members:

Mark Dornford-May – British/South-African director the Golden Bear Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival. Mr. Dornfornd- May and his company, including composer Charles Hazlewood, adapted the stage production of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen to create the film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha with Pauline Malefane in the leading role. The film garnered a number of awards, including the Golden Bear for Best Film.

Randy Thom – A double Oscar winner is one of the Hollywood’s most important and respected sound designers, with even 14 Oscar nominations and two wins. His masterful works include films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, Harry Potter, The Polar Express, The Incredibles, War of the World, Ratatouille, How to Train Your Dragon, Flight and many more. Mr. Thom is a Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound, the biggest and most important sound workshop in the world, which is also a part of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Company.

Richard King – Sound designer and the winner of three Academy Awards, responsible for magnificent sound in Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Thor, The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Master and Commander and Signs.

John Patrick Corigliano – American-Italian composer of classical music and a professor of music from Boston.

Ozren K. Glaser –  Croatian composer of orchestral music, motion picture scores and theatre music. Glaser is also a founder and artistic director of International Sound & Film Music Festival.