The 6th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 13th Zurich Film Festival (28 September – 8 October 2017) and is organised by Zurich Film Festival, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants were invited to score the 5-minute short film TAMAH by Erhan Yürük for symphony orchestra. The submission deadline was on 11 May 2017, and 189 composers from 38 countries all over the world have participated in the competition.
An international expert jury (see below) will choose five compositions from all the submissions. These five compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Maag (Zurich) on 5 October 2017. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2017” endowed with 10 000 Swiss francs.
The members of the jury are
Anne Dudley, film music composer
Herbert Grönemeyer (president), composer/singer/actor
Fabian Römer, film music composer
Frank Strobel, conductor of the award concert on 5 October 2017
Erhan Yürük, director of the competition film TAMAH
(The composition of the jury may be subject to change.)