FIFTH INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION 2016:
AND THE WINNER IS … JAVIER BAYON!

 

 

The Spanish composer Javier Bayon is the winner of the 5th International Film Music Competition, which took place at Zurich Tonhalle on 23 September 2016 during the 12th Zurich Film Festival. Raphaely received the Golden Eye ‘Best International Film Music 2016’ endowed with a 10 000 Swiss franc cash prize. A special mention goes to the Romanian composer Lucian Zbarcea.

 

The award ceremony took place during a film music concert. Under the baton of Frank Strobel, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra world-premiered the compositions of the five finalists and performed a selection of works by the great U.S. film composer John Williams. Presenter Sandra Studer took the audience through the evening.

 

 

 

The five finalists were

 

The shortlisted five were chosen in a first round from 202 participants from 43 countries. Entrants were asked to write a symphony orchestra score for Seth Boyden’s six-minute short film AN OBJECT AT REST.

 

Members of the evening jury Members of the nomination jury
Seth Boyden, film director Seth Boyden, film director
Brigitte Hofer, film producer Guy Farley, film composer
Sophie Hunger, songwriter/film composer    Brigitte Hofer, film producer
Jan Müller-Wieland, composer/conductor Jan Müller-Wieland, composer/conductor
Frank Strobel, conductor Frank Strobel, conductor

 

 

 

The International Film Music Competition was first introduced in 2012 and is a collaboration between Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik.

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