This is the fourth time that the Zurich Film Festival collaborates with Forum Filmmusik to organise the International Film Music Competition. Participants are invited to score the 6‑minute short film THE CONTROL MASTER by Run Wrake (1963–2012) for an approximately 40‑piece orchestra.


An expert jury comprising internationally renowned composers and filmmakers will choose a shortlist of five compositions from all the works submitted. These compositions will be world-premiered on 25 September 2015 by the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra under the baton of André Bellmont. The winner will be announced by the jury at the end of the event and receive a “Golden Eye” endowed with a CHF 10,000.– cash prize. A further highlight of the event comes in the form of a film music concert, which sees the performance of well-known soundtracks from film history.


A download link for the short film to be scored can be requested here. Registration and upload of the competition documents (application form, MP3 file, and score) can be done here. The submission deadline is 12 June 2015.


Composers of any age, nationality and place of residence who haven’t scored or orchestrated more than three feature films (60 minutes or longer) are eligible to enter. The registration/handling fee is € 75. The detailed terms and conditions of the competition can be downloaded here.