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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ISFMF would like to thanks to all of the submissions which arrived from all over the world! The application period 2013. is over. We are excited for the following period when our ISFMF team and jury will be choosing film scores for the main competition. More info coming soon so stay tuned!
John Williams (born 1932) is a synonym for film music. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential and successful film composers of all time. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Harry Potter and many more. Williams has won 5 Oscars and […]
Due to the large amount of interest, ISFMF is extending film music submission deadline until May 31st 2013.! Composers can submit their film music through the entry form. For other info, please visit FAQ or contact us at email@example.com! Your ISFMF team.
We’ll soon announce the nominations for Special Crystal Pine Award that goes to the composer and score outside of competition. Here is the list of 110 eligible film scores. ELIGIBLE SCORES: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Henry Jackman, composer After the Wizard, Stephen Main, composer Alex Cross, John Debney and Sebastian Morton, composers Arbitrage, Cliff Martinez, composer The Amazing Spider-Man, James Horner, composer Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli, composer Argo, Alexandre Desplat, […]
Would you like to find out how is to work in organisation of film music festival, gain some relevant experience (in Production/ PR/ Film Industry), do student practice or simply want to help? We are looking for enthusiastic, young spirit, communicative volunteers (18+) to join our creative team and be ready to work hard and have fun at the same time! We are looking for volunteers with following: Fluency in English […]
Canadian composer Howard Shore (born 1946), uncle of a Grammy Award nominated composer Ryan Shore, has composed music for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for which he won three Oscars. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston after graduating from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. Shore’s first first film score was to David Cronenberg‘s first major film The Brood […]
The 1st International Samobor Film Music Festival, October 23- 26, 2013., is now 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 May 31st 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 […]
The Festival’s Board is getting bigger and bigger. We are excited to have a double Oscar winner Randy Thom joined the ISFMF. Randy 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 […]
One of the most respected composers of film music is surely James Newton Howard (born 1951) whose versatility and ability to compose most various and different scores make him very popular among film directors and also moviegoers. With a pack of eight Oscar nominations, Howard also has a reputation of being a fast composer due to his work on movies such King Kong and The Hunger Games, both of which were […]